Find out all of the products Mary from Orphans With MakeUp used for this gorgeous girly dresser by reading all about the transformation below!

Hello it’s Mary from Orphans With MakeUp and today I am sharing a very pink project to take away your winter blues! I wanted a girly, girly rustic look.

Girly Pink Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #dresser #pink #pinkandcold #nursery #girly - blog.countrychicpaint.com

To achieve this, I sanded the top a little and applied a bit of stain and then wiped most of it off. The top had lots of dings accumulated over time and I did not want to take away from that. The stain was merely to emphasize the dings. I then waited 24 hours and sealed the wood top with 3 coats of Tough Coat.

Girly Pink Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #dresser #pink #pinkandcold #nursery #girly - blog.countrychicpaint.com

For the body of the dresser I first scuff-sanded and then applied 2 coats of Vintage Cupcake. After drying, to tone down the pink just a touch, I added a few spoons of Vintage Cupcake in a cup and lightened it with a few drops of Vanilla Frosting and then diluted this with a lot of water. I brushed this wash over the body of the dresser randomly and after drying, distressed it quite heavily.

Girly Pink Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #dresser #pink #pinkandcold #nursery #girly - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I sealed it with the Natural Wax and then to emphasize the engraved and carved details, I also added some White Wax. I found the easiest way to get the white wax in the engraving was to push it in with my fingers.

Girly Pink Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #dresser #pink #pinkandcold #nursery #girly - blog.countrychicpaint.com

The original hardware was a little dull and so I revived the brass with Pocket Watch Metallic Cream. I love how the gold and pink go together.

Girly Pink Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #dresser #pink #pinkandcold #nursery #girly - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Girly Pink Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #dresser #pink #pinkandcold #nursery #girly - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Girly Pink Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #dresser #pink #pinkandcold #nursery #girly - blog.countrychicpaint.com

For a fresh and clean look, the interior drawers were painted in Lazy Linen.

Girly Pink Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #dresser #pink #pinkandcold #nursery #girly - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Girly Pink Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #dresser #pink #pinkandcold #nursery #girly - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Here is the “Before” picture. To make this dressier have a bit more presence I added a backsplash and two wood appliqués on the left and right side of the body.

Girly Pink Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #dresser #pink #pinkandcold #nursery #girly - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I hope you enjoyed this transformation.

Have a great day.


Mary Vitullo

Mary {Orphans With MakeUp}

My name is Mary Vitullo. I am a wife and mother to three {almost} grown boys. I am a blogger at Orphans With Makeup in Saint-Hubert, Québec, a suburb of Montreal. My furniture and thrifted finds are my little “Orphans” and my paint is the “Makeup”. I have always been passionate about home decor and can never seem to quench my thirst for it. My blog is mainly about repurposing vintage and antique furniture and styling the finished pieces to show them in their best light.

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