Hi sweet friends! Can you believe it’s December already?! Twenty-two more days and Christmas will be here – wowzee! Today I’m sharing a Christmas Styled Pink Champagne Painted Dresser… a makeover that almost never happened.
When I first saw this mahogany tallboy I kept walking. The work required to patch up all the gouges and scars wasn’t doing it for me. I must have been having a lazy day. Have you ever found something in a thrift store, passed on it for whatever reason, but then couldn’t get it off your mind? That’s a sure sign to detour back and buy it because it’s meant to be yours, right?
I circled back and picked up this dresser for $40. As I said, I must have been having a lazy-brain-day because I don’t know how I missed seeing all this potential the first time around!
Here’s the before…
After some wood fill, prime and spraying a few coats of Pink Champagne here’s the after. What do you think? Are you loving this pink?
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PINK CHAMPAGNE PAINTED DRESSER::
Step #1:: Clean – Fill – Sand
I started by giving this dresser a thorough cleaning with TSP, rinsing and then letting it dry. Then I filled all the holes and scratches with this wood filler and then gave this entire dresser a sanding with this sander – which if you do a lot of furniture makeovers – treat yourself because it’s a must-have!
Step #2:: Kill Bleedthrough / Prime
This tallboy dresser is mahogany so bleed-through was guaranteed. I applied two coats of BIN Shellac Primer to cover the bleedthrough stains and then spot-applied it on a few areas that were still showing through.
The best part about BIN is it takes out the guesswork. Once you don’t SEE any more staining coming through this primer, it won’t come through on your paint or topcoat. With other stain blockers, often there’s a little guesswork as to how many coats to apply because there’s no actual visual – like with clear shellac for instance.
Step #3:: Using a Sprayer To Paint
Once it was primed, lightly sanded, and the dust removed with a tack cloth, I had a whole lot of fun spraying this piece with two coats of DB’s Pink Champagne. I start missing my sprayer if I don’t bust it out every once in a while.
If you’ve never tried ‘shooting’ furniture, it’s a fun painting technique that gives a gorgeous flawless finish. Spraying with chalk/mineral paint works really well too. I typically thin my chalky paints by adding about 10-15% water to the paint when spraying my furniture.
Step #4:: Topcoat
After spraying two coats, I gave my piece a light sanding and then top-coated it with Dixie Belle’s Clear Wax.
Step #5:: Spray Hardware
As the finishing touch, I updated the original hardware with soft Gold spray paint.
UPDATE: This Pink Champagne Christmas Dresser landed the FULL back cover of 2020 Country Sampler Magazine!
I’D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT THIS PAINTED DRESSER. FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. 🙂
Happy furniture painting my friends! 🙂
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