Are you ready? Brace yourself ... this thing is really, REALLY girly.
To get this color pink, I mixed Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Olde White and Primer Red. (I totally forgot to get ANY photos of this chest before I painted it. Imagine orangy 1980s pine, and you've got the idea.)
To make this even girlier, I dug through my stencil collection to find just the right design for the drawers, and I taped and painted dry-brushed stripes on the side panels.
As with all of the furniture I redo, this is a really solid piece with quality construction. (I'm not wasting my time repurposing junk.)
I stripped and sanded and stained and varnished the top of this dresser, using one coat of Rustoleum Golden Mahogany and one coat of Kona stains and two coats of Minwax oil-based polyurethane. The body of the dresser is ever-so-slightly distressed and waxed with clear wax. All of the drawers are lined with vintage Waverly wallpaper.
This chest originally had bat-wing brass pulls on it ... not too girly. I replaced them with these nickel handles, which don't obscure the bows painted on each drawer.
This chest is now ready to make some little girl (or big girl) very happy.
I think I can rearrange a few things to make room for this in my shop. If not, Craig's List has been very good to me.
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