Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sweet and Curvy in Pink

I could build a room around this sweet and curvy pink dresser!


She came from an estate sale and has been hiding out in my garage for quite a while now.


Have you noticed all the brass hardware out there right now? I'm a little surprised, but I'm kind of loving it. A good scrubbing does the trick. You don't want it perfect, just good and clean!


Yes, I'm still painting inside ...




and still making my own chalk paint. This time I used a pretty pink oops paint. At $7.00 a gallon, it was a steal!



I still started with a light sanding, but no need for primer. And believe me, this was a pretty slick surface. But the homemade chalk paint worked beautifully. Two quick coats and I finished up with a coat of S.C. Johnson wax. I just starting using this wax and it's really growing on me. My friend Cassie suggested I give it a try, so you know it's been tested thoroughly. For the longest time I couldn't even find it. Then I discovered that at Home Depot it's in the cleaning supply aisle. The Minwax that I usually use is in the paint aisle. Just thought you'd want to know.


And here she is all sweet and curvy!









Check out that funny little pull-out shelf. One tiny knob was broken off so I just removed the other one. Did you even notice it in the before picture? I just didn't think the knobs really added anything and I doubt anyone would find the shelf useful, but it's there just in case.




I really loved working on this one. And I think she'd be much happier in a little girl's room than she was collecting dust in the back of my garage!



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45 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh sharon that is so so pretty! i think that soft pink was the perfect choice! i can also see so many different scenarios/rooms designed around this piece!

Katie said...

This is gorgeous Sharon! I love that pull out shelf! What a neat surprise! The dresser looks great in that soft pink!

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

Darling! Love the curve to it and so pretty in pink!

NanaDiana said...

That is just cute! REALLY cute. It is funny how brass seems to be making comeback again! I have used Johnson's Paste Wax for years and still like it better than just about anything I have tried. Nice job.xo Diana

Allison@FabRehab said...

So pretty and looks so smooth! Nice job!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

At first I thought, oh how great for one of my daughters, then I thought, oh wait, how great for me! :)

Stacey said...

That little dresser is sweet as can be - so soft and curvy! You are a lucky gal to have found it! I would love for you to come by and link it up to my Creative Inspirations party happening now! See you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

such a great color for those curves! I love s.c. wax too, glad you gave it a try and liked it.

Alissa@CraftyEndeavor.com said...

This is so cute! And I didn't see the hidden little shelf/desk thing, thats so cool!

Twice Nice said...

I love the soft pink! Funny how those pieces just hide out until you have the perfect paint on hand. I'm still painting inside too, but I think the worst of winter has surely passed and we'll be outside sweating again soon.

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

Wow, you did a great job on this project! I'm stopping by from The Shabby Nest.

Sarah said...

What a sweet, little dresser! I love how it turned out!! -Sarah

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Sharon, she's a beaut! I'm going to have to try the wax. I've been ordering Fiddees and love it, but it sure would be nice to find a wax that's available locally.

studio1404 said...

That is DARLING!!! I would love to find something like that for a laptop desk! I'll have to try the wax, too. ASCP wax is amazing, but expensive and inconvenient for us to purchase.

Ali Richardson said...

SO SO beautiful!! I love it! I think this style is my true favorite. SO curvy and elegant. Pretty :)

Allison said...

So pretty in pink! Sharon, that is a really beautiful pink...so soft and feminine. I love this dresser! Glad you mentioned where to find that wax. I've looked for it but it never occurred to me to look in the cleaning products area.

uniquelyyoursormine said...

I love it... I have the exact same one, but I did mine in black with a stained top. I love the pink for a girl, super cute! - Susan

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

Oh I love those curves! Glad to hear you like the DIY chalk paint as well. It's such a money saver with the same great results. I JUST bought the Johnson's paste wax yesterday to try. It seems a lot creamier than the minwax- can't wait to try it now that you have give it a good review.

Deborah said...

I love it!!! It reminds me of the dresser I had with my bedroom suit when I was a teenager. GREAT JOB!!!

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

Oh, how sweet! This girl LOVES it!

circadee.com said...

Looks great! I too just used Johnson's for the first time and was delightfully surprised by it. And I couldn't find it in the hardware store either.

Rachel @ SuiteRevival said...

That is absolutely adorable! I love the style of that dresser and it looks great in pink...super cute!

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Great dresser! I have been making my own chalk paint too and am almost out of calcium carbonate. I am going to give the plaster of paris a whirl!

Heather @ The Junktion said...

Wow...that turned out gorgeous...what a vision. I (hang my head in shame) probably would have passed that dresser by without seeing it's full potential. Great job!!

Anne said...

LOVE that piece.I have to try homemade chalk paint.After seeing your piece I think I am brave enough to do it.Looks beautiful.

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love the color! She turned out so pretty!
lauren

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

What a lovely little chest! It would be beautiful in a little girls room. But I could also see it as extra storage. Such as part of a baking station in a french kitchen. Hope you'll share her in my Frugal Treasures Party! : )

Rhonda said...

That turned out gorgeous... and I sorta have a thing for little pull-put shelves! (Great folding space, perhaps?)

I will have to try our your chalk paint recipe... seems a lot more friendly to the budget than ASCP!

Visiting from Positively Splendid~
Rhonda @ home.made.

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

So pretty! I wish I had it for my daughter's room! That color is the perfect compliment to it's feminine details. So so sweet!

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

I thought it was white at first glance, but on further look, I can see the tint of pink. How sweet! I'm a sucker for curvy furniture on legs.

Meg said...

That is a lovely shade of pink. You find the most interesting pieces of furniture! It looks fantastic. Great job!

Holly Lefevre said...

Pretty, Pretty PINK! I love it! Great tip on that wax! I have so many pieces of furniture that need to be painted...cannot wait to try the chalk paint and the wax!

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

I love it, Sharon! So delicate!

Transformations By Jacqueline said...

It is great, so romantic in soft pink! Love the piece, very good job!

Transformations By Jacqueline said...

It is great, so romantic in soft pink! Love the piece, very good job!

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

What a great project! I love it. If you would, consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/03/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-15.html

Thanks!

Cottage and Broome said...

I had a very similar dresser when I was growing up. Like your redo. I wish I still had that dresser! Laura

Stacey said...

Simply Spectacular! Love this! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us - please come back this week!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Lauren -aCommonersCastle said...

I LOVE it! I can't wait to give the diy chalk paint a try. Just picked up a bucket of plaster of paris today, and I'm sure I won't be able to wait on it. I am loving how the dresser came out. My daughter has two very similar dressers, and I have been contemplating how I want to finish them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Theresa said...

I am so impressed with this, I do love chalk paint but the cost! I love that you are not limited by color as well. I might just have to give this a try, seriously....
Thanks for your visit to my blog , I did link up my boy's room,
have a great day,
Theresa

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love this, Sharon. I just picked up a couple of French Prov sets over the weekend.....love it in pink! That's the perfect shade of pink too.

jmmonroe said...

I am a french freak anyway and it is darling- the pull out shelf is for books and to hold your beverage-some darling mini crystal knobs back on the shelf would add sparkle and personality-those french provencial chest's are adorable enjoy

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

This serpentine style is my all time favorite. The size is perfect for so many rooms, and I love what you have done with it. Beautiful work, as always!

gail said...

How fun is that shelf! :) love what you do, but you know that, right?
gail

Beth said...

So pretty! Love that subtle pink. I haven't tried the krud kutter on my hardware. I will have do that. Thanks!