Pink and Gold Chest of Drawers

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3 Days
I have had this small chest of drawers for quite a few years. It started off being pine and I initially painted it in my 'French Antique Style'

Over the past few years I have also started to use some different techniques in my painting of furniture and thought it was about time to 'change out' the style' and give it a little more TLC and some updating.
First of all I gave it a good clean and sanded it down to get rid of the wax that I had previously used on it.
I used 2 coats of my usual Zinsser Bulls Eye 123 primer/sealer.  For me, this is the best on the market and sticks to anything and you get no 'bleed through'. 

I then gave this a slight rub down with a sanding block before carrying on.

I decided to use a Satinado. (Spanish for Satin) I have used this paint before and it gives your furniture a really nice soft and beautiful look and it also gives a very hard wearing finish. 

I used Luxens in Rosa Shock No2 - this is a bit like a 'baby pink' and I used two coats.
I always like to add some depth to a piece of furniture.  I don't like to use clear wax, hence I make my own glazes and use different coloured waxes.  For this piece - I used Liberon Wax and purchased it in gold/bronze. It is called 'Bronce' (Spanish for Bronze) but looks goldie colour. I decided to just use this wax on the top and the front of the base and the knobs because I had a different idea for the sides, which you will see further down.

I put the wax on using a lint free cloth - i.e. use an old T-Shirt

I decided to purchase a 'Bee' stencil and placed this on both sides of the chest and love how this turned out - making the chest a little different and quirky from the 'norm'
To 'recap' please see below a 'Before' and 'After' side by side
Please Note: This project only cost me 9.95 euros for the Luxens Satinado as I already had the primer and the wax from other projects I have completed. Once purchased, the paint, primer and the wax will do quite a few projects

Do not let any projects 'phase' you because if you don't try you will never know what you can achieve! 

Suggested materials:

  • Luxen Satinado Rosa Shock No.2   (
  • Liberon Wax   (
  • Zinsser BIN 123   ( and

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  • Dpbeee2 Dpbeee2 on Mar 24, 2018

    That is lovely! I never wear or decorate with pink. However, I think this is stunning. Thank you.

  • Mary Dousi Mary Dousi on Mar 31, 2018

    Hi I like this and would like to send this to my sis can I or is it private

    • Denise Hardy Denise Hardy on Apr 01, 2018

      Hi Mary Dousi - I am glad you like this enough to send to your sister - you are more than welcome