I'm back again today to show you another furniture makeover!
It's funny. Sometimes a piece of furniture just screams at me what it wants me to do to it. Other times I can't decide what to do. This one was loud and she said she wanted to be gray, pink, and weathered. So I went with it and I am so happy with how it turned out!
This is the HEAVIEST and best built dresser I have ever worked on! It's solid maple, has 8 drawers and is great piece for any girls bedroom or nursery.
This is how she started out...
...A little rough with a coat of cream colored paint on her. She needed to be lightly sanded.
Then I custom mixed a light gray paint. Smoke Signal and Navajo White mineral paint by America Paint Co. is what I used for this one. I really love this paint! It goes on really smooth and when lightly sanded, you get a natural weathered appearance (with the colors I used anyway). I did a light sand with a fine grit on the entire dresser to get this look below. In some areas I distressed heavier to let some of the cream paint below show thru.
I knew I wanted a graphic stencil on the drawers to really make this dresser stand apart from the rest. I call it my firework stencil and I picked it up from A.C. Moore for 40% off ;)
The color is a custom blended pale pink chalk paint.
I ordered pink crystal knobs from my favorite hardware source www.Dlawlesshardware.com and they were perfect, adding just the right amount of color and sparkle. You can find that exact knob here for a great price!
Then I added a matte topcoat, Varathane matte polyacrylic, that I lightly tinted with white paint to add more depth in the color. I love that it is water based, easy to work with, dries quickly, and cleans up easily. But mostly I love that is it super durable and maintains the matte finish we all love so much about chalk and mineral based paints.
And she was ready to make her debut after some quick styling from my daughters room and accessory shelves...
This one sold quickly on my Facebook page Re-Created! Furniture and Home Decor.
So what do you think? Do you like stenciled furniture?