THIS VINTAGE DRESSER GETS A GLAMOROUS MAKEOVER USING TEA ROSE PINK FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
It’s also Furniture Fixer Upper day – one of my favorite days of the month! I’m joining my furniture painting besties and linking to their makeovers below so be sure to check them out before you go!
Here’s the vintage dresser I started with. I found this dresser at my friends’ local Restore selling for $75. Isn’t she a beauty?! The hardware attracted me. I haven’t seen brass knobs with this exact detail before. I know they look kind of grungy now, but wait until you see them all polished up!
Before I get into the how-to tutorial and the full reveal, here’s a sneak peek. The floral drawer detail shimmers gold and I can’t wait to share how easy this was!
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Vintage Dresser – SALVAGED
Dewalt Orbital Sander
Sandpaper | Tack Cloth
Brasso + Dremel Tool
B-I-N Shellac Base Primer
Tea Rose Chalk Mineral Paint
Gold Gilding Wax
Rose Silkscreen Stencil
Satin Clear Coat
TEA ROSE DRESSER MAKEOVER
Here’s how it all came together…
REMOVE DRAWER LINERS
I like finding drawer liners in furniture. Not only because the patterns are often vintage and charming, but because it indicates that the previous owners cared enough to keep the drawers clean.
The easiest way I know to remove adhered liners or contact paper is with heat. I have a full tutorial on How To Remove Contact Paper In Minutes here.
I’ve worked on a lot of vintage pieces and this is the first time seeing this particular hardware. They are so beautiful. I used this Brasso with an old toothbrush to get years of grunge and tarnish off.
Brasso is really easy to use. Squeeze some on and rub. An all-natural brass cleaner alternative is the juice of one lemon mixed with two teaspoons of baking soda. Mix into a paste and cover the hardware in it for 30 minutes. Then rub and buff.
After the Brasso did its job, I buffed them out with my Dremel Tool and a buffing pad.
These Dremel Tools are amazing and come with a variety of bits for buffing, sanding, drilling, inscribing and so much more! I like it because it’s inexpensive, small and easy to use!
It took me an hour of cleaning and buffing to get them to this point. I could have kept going to clean ALL the nooks and crannies but I was happy.
What a difference… I think they look amazing!
CLEAN + SAND + PRIME
If you missed my post on Dustless Sanding for Under $15, you can see it here. These vintage dressers are bad bleeders because of the stain they used on the veneer so I primed it with two coats of BIN Shellac Based Primer.
Here’s where we glam her up all girly! I used this WoodUbend to create some interest and detailing.
WoodUbend is easy to use. Heat it up with a heat gun or hairdryer. Add glue on the back and bend it into place adding some additional heat. I have a full tutorial on How To Apply Woodubend here.
These wood applique moldings make SUCH a HUGE difference, right!?
Here’s a close-up of what these appliques look like finished!
PAINT TEA ROSE
GOLD GEMSTONE MOUSSE
Then to give it a vintage look, I used some brown wax to blend the frame and drawers and bring out the applique details.
I was having so much fun with the Gold Gemstone Mousse I decided to add a little glimmer to the sides of the drawers.
When the light hits it just right, it glows!
And here’s her final look! What do you think?
AND NOW FOR SOME FURNITURE FIXER-UPPER FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Furniture Fixer Upper ladies do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
2. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another look at this before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects.
Thanks so much for joining me today! If you’re interested in joining the #PAINTPINKOUT campaign, you can get more details on this short IG post here.
I’d love to hear what you think of this #paintpinkout dresser makeover. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. I love hearing from you, it makes my day! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!