Jamie from Style Your Nest used Vanilla Frosting, Chocolate Tart, and Tough Coat to give this dresser just the right look for her bedroom!

I am always so busy painting other pieces of furniture that I never get around to painting my own. I scored this dresser off Kijiji for a great price and it was perfect for our bedroom until I find “the perfect dresser”. For once my husband was thrilled I was taking on another painting project. He wasn’t a fan of the natural wood and I agreed with him. In the right room décor I think it works beautifully, but it just wasn’t quite the right fit for our bedroom.

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This dresser is hand made with pine which means there are lots of knots in it. It’s important to know that you must paint a stain/primer blocker over it first before painting your colour, otherwise the knots will bleed through. Once that had dried after a few hours, I started painting with Country Chic All In One Décor Paint in Chocolate Tart and Vanilla Frosting. For durability (as I use my dresser top a lot), I applied two thin layers of Country Chic Tough Coat just to the top. The rest of the dresser I applied Country Chic Natural Wax.

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To keep a little bit of masculinity for my husband and because our bed is darker, I decided to paint the drawers in the chocolate Tart and the rest of the dresser in Vanilla Frosting. I wanted to keep the lighter feeling to it as well. I just love the Vanilla Frosting as it’s a beautiful white without being too stark and bright. It is very warm and inviting colour for a bedroom.

You know it turned out well when even my husband is happy with it. I wish I didn’t wait so long before painting this dresser. Our bedroom makeover is slowly coming together.

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Jamie {Style Your Nest}

Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a wife, mom and owner of Style Your Nest. There is nothing like finding worn out, lifeless furniture pieces and bringing them back to the life they deserve. I love a fun DIY project and crafting to my heart’s desire. I would love for you to follow me as I showcase my projects and hopefully inspire you to try some of these yourself.

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