TODAY I’M SHARING A FUN FUCHSIA SUNSET PAINTED DRESSER | BEFORE & AFTER
Hi guys! Who doesn’t love a gorgeous fuchsia sunset, right?! Redesign with Prima sent me this floral transfer with the same name so I busted out my reds, pinks, and oranges. As usual, this vintage dresser took a bit of a turn and turned out maybe a little more rustic glam than sun-settie, but hey, that’s all part of the fun. I can’t wait to hear what you think and I’m providing a step by step on how to get this look.
Today’s also Furniture Fixer Upper day…woohoo! Can I just say – I luv this group of talents ladies. I hope you’re having as much fun checking out their makeovers as I am. I’ll be sharing links to the tutorials at the bottom of today’s post.
So, here’s what I started with. I found this vintage tallboy on Facebook Market Place. This dresser is in great shape but needed a little cosmetic TLC. Here’s the seller’s pic.
Here’s my rustic glam after… What do you think?
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FUCHSIA SUNSET DRESSER MAKEOVER 411::
STEP #1:: Clean
I started by giving this piece a super good cleaning with vinegar and water.
STEP #2:: Remove Old Hardware and Fill with Bondo
Unless you’re new to the #siblog, (and for those of you who are new – a BIG WARM WELCOME!) you already know my go-to filler is this Bondo. It does have an odor and the working time is short, but that’s the beauty of it. It dries within 15 minutes and then it’s ready to sand. A REAL time saver not to mention it’s durable as heck!
STEP #3:: Sand down scratches, gouges and old finish.
STEP #4:: Painted a base coat of Coffee Bean and then layer with Barn Red, Florida Orange, and Peony.
Looks a little scary in this first pic, right?! When I do this layering technique on my furniture, it starts off looking really horrible before it gets good.
Tip: Keep those old paintbrushes!
I like to keep all my old paintbrushes for different uses. This old Rustoleum brush with its wonky bristles is used as a blending brush now. I also like using old brushes for wax application.
STEP #5:: Stain top in DB Black Waterbased Stain.
This top was stained in DB’s Black Waterbased Stain. I used the exact same staining method I used in this video including dampening the wood prior to applying the stain. I find using a sponge to dampen the wood first creates a really nice even finish.
STEP #6:: Rubbed on the Fuchsia Sunset furniture transfer with this rub on method here and then sanded and distressed the transfer.
STEP #7:: Stenciled the corners of the drawers.
STEP #8:: Topcoated the body with clear wax and drilled holes for the new hardware.
STEP #9:: I dark waxed the edges of the drawers and sides to create depth. To finish this piece off, the top was sealed with Gator Hide to give it super heavy duty waterproof protection.
Here’s some more ‘pretty’ pics of the end result. I hope you love it as much as I do. 🙂
And now for some FURNITURE FIXER UPPER FUN!
I know you’re going to LOVE what this creative team of girls do. It’s inspiration and techniques six-fold! 😉
Below are their BEFORE photos so feel free to visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and how they did it! I’ll meet you there. I’m heading over to take a peek myself! x
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS FUCHSIA SUNSET PAINTED DRESSER MAKEOVER… OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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