Pretty in pink…

Hello Fellow Crafters!
Pink is the color of the day. I started working on this a while back but just got it finished.

It all started with this paint sample card. And a dresser found at an estate sale. For a cool ten dollars, I snagged this well made, all wood dresser on the third day of the sale. It needed some TLC and some wood glue, but with the dove tailing on the drawers and the quaint bottom trim, I knew it was a quality piece of furniture.

So after a short ride home, I removed the hardware, filled the extra holes with wood filler and wiped the dresser to remove the cobwebs (literally). It had been varnished and painted several times (why didn’t I take more photos?)… so it took quite a few sandings to get it down to a nice smooth finish to put down a smooth primer coat.

I have seen numerous versions of the ombre dresser, but when I saw this pink paint chip card (have you seen my paint chip card art?)… I knew this was what had to go on the dresser.

Because the dresser was destined to be for a little girl’s room, I wanted a finish that was resistant to finger prints and was washable. I used rollers to apply the paint and it resulted in a beautiful soft finish. Once it was dry, I added the glass knobs to give it a dressed up touch.

At this point, I was on a roll with pink. Next came a small white board, this was left over from last week’s projects. And of course that had to include polka dots. And this is light enough that any little girl could carry this around and use it as a drawing board.

Next up, was a little bench seat that I also bought at the same estate sale for $2.00. I outlined it with small white “stitches”.

Then I found this little miniature version of a dresser (could only find a three drawer) but painted it in the same colors as the full sized dresser. It would be awesome for the little girl who gets the dresser to use for her doll. Or maybe sitting on the dresser for hair bows and clips. I could even envision turning it into a small lamp. How cute would that be?

Well, there’s the update for the week. I feel pretty accomplished considering that I also worked almost 60 hours this week at my real job.

Come back again real soon!

Happy Crafting Y’All!

About MacCupcake

Obviously, a big Mac fan (my first Mac was the first Mac) and mother to the most awesome kid in the world. A techno-junkie and self-proclaimed geek... I love anything and everything relating to computers. Addicted to collecting Pyrex! Also love making things and figuring out how to make or adapt existing stuff into something new! Always ready to try something new!

2 responses to “Pretty in pink…

  1. You are so darn creative!! Why am I not getting your email updates? I signed up 😦 Love love love all these projects!!

  2. Sarah

    Love this idea!! I was just given a dresser and am planning to try my hand at refinishing it much like this one!

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