Have you ever tried mixing paint colors together? Cheryl from Shab-2-Fab combined Devotion and Vanilla Frosting, then sealed it with Antiquing Wax to create this beautiful feminine dresser!
Who doesn’t love the curves on a serpentine dresser? I know I do, which is why I was so excited when this one came into my life!
As soon as this beauty was in the shop I went right to work inspecting her and awakening my creativity. This piece was kept inside by the previous owner and was clean and very well taken care of. At around 40 years old I was surprised to see that all four casters were in good condition and the piece had hardly any scratches or dents.
I went to work sanding the entire piece down with a 150 grit sand paper. It was during the sanding process that I realized one of her drawers was extremely loose and falling apart. Despite efforts to save the drawer it just didn’t line up right with the dresser when I tried to reinsert it. Sometimes the drawer only fits in the way it has naturally settled in to do so over an extended period of time. I decided I’d just build a shelf in the opening and fill it with blankets or baskets.
I had envisioned pink and didn’t have any on hand but what I did have was Country Chic Paint in the colors “Devotion” and “Vanilla Frosting”, which were perfect to make a custom, poppy pink that I absolutely adore. I then gave her 2 coats and a pretty distress! Next step was adding a dark wax to tone down the pink and staining the top dark to tie it all together. I traced and cut a new piece of plywood that was also stained and put into place where the old drawer once existed.
Lastly I added a pretty peony drawer liner to the sides of the drawers and Victorian style glass knobs.
I absolutely love how this piece turned out and think it would be so cute in a nursery or little girls room.
I am a small town gal with a passion for refinishing furniture. I live and work out of my home in Cedar City Utah and I am the mother of two little ones. I have always been a creative person and find tremendous joy in giving old furniture new life. Painting furniture has always felt natural to me and I feel an abundance of pride and joy when I have upcycled and saved a piece of history that might have been forgotten.