Do you remember the sweet petite dresser that I shared a few weeks back? I found it at the thrift store and knew it was the perfect size for a child’s room. With this in mind, I decided on a pink makeover for this sweet piece!
Before starting with the paint, I first removed the old drawer pulls and filled in the holes with wood filler (post here). I then went to town with the paint and there were a ton of layers involved! I first applied two coats of Annie Sloan Old White. I then added Annie Sloan Burgundy to Old White to make a custom pink (post here) and applied a coat of the custom pink over the Old White.
After that dried, I added a wash of Old Ochre, a wash of Graphite, stippled on more pink and white and waxed to seal in Annie Sloan clear wax (post here). I like to swirl and stipple on the paint when I layer and just have fun with it. I tried to convey this in a video (Subscribe Here).
Here is the before pic of the Sweet Petite Dresser as I found it at the thrift store.
Here are pics of the after. It was hard to capture all of the colors by camera but I think you can get an idea. The finish is soft and muted and very, very pretty.
Just listed on ETSY! Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥♥♥
I am desperately trying to figure out what colors to paint my first piece. A small throw away secretaries desk with very ornate details on parts.
I suggest poring over Pinterest and getting a ton of inspiration pics together. I personally always say you can’t go wrong with white, black or navy!