In todays furniture makeover, a nine drawer dresser is painted using blush pink chalk paint. Learn how to paint a dresser pink with a soft pink ‘Darling”.
I used to think that pink furniture was strictly limited to nurseries or toddler bedrooms. But after finding so many gorgeous pink dressers on Pinterest, I decided to paint a 9 drawer dresser in a soft blush.
I loved the elegant, soft result!
Supplies for Pink Dresser Makeover
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- Country Chic Paint ‘Darling’
- Krud Kutter Tsp Substitute
- Paint Brush
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Rub ‘N Buff
- Clear Coat
- Wood Filler
- Tack Cloth
I picked up this dresser for 20 bucks on a local yard sale site. It was such a good deal, we drove to pick it up at 10pm!
This dresser wasn’t too dirty, but I still wiped it down with Krud Kutter to remove any oil that will prevent the paint from adhering. I filled in holes with wood filler, and then gave the entire piece a light hand sanding.
Even when using Chalk Paint, furniture prep is so important!
To read more about proper furniture prep, see my prep guide here.
Painting the Pink Dresser
Stir your paint really well, and then give your piece a wipe down with a tack cloth. Tack cloths are SO important when painting furniture – I just love them! They keep your piece free of dirt, lint and other junk that would stop you from gettin a smooth finish.
I chose to use the color ‘Darling’ by Country Chic. I wanted a soft pink that wouldn’t be bright or in your face.
Then, I painted two coats of paint using ‘Darling’ by Country Chic. In between coats I gave a quick sanding with 220 grit sandpaper, and another wipe with the tack cloth.
I wanted a durable, smooth finish so I chose to seal it with Clear Coat by Country Chic. Then I used Rub ‘n Buff on the hardware to make it an antique gold color. You just rub it on, and then buff it off. I use it often to completely transform old hardware. I have a tutorial in my Guide to Refinishing Hardware that teaches all about using this magical stuff.
Finished Pink Dresser –
Here’s the finished dresser – isn’t it amazing what a little paint can do?!
I’m loving the pink and gold combination on this dresser! Hard to believe it was a junky $20 dresser before.
If you want to pin this project for later, you can pin it here –
I’ve been busting through the furniture in my garage. So far I’ve completed –
Here’s what’s up next –
- Curvy Mahogany Chest
- Italian Provincial Dresser
- Kitchen Table and Chairs
What have you been working on? Let me know in the comments below!