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Simply White Dresser

Updated: Apr 26, 2020

Ugly purple and pink dresser turned elegant white.

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Hi everyone!,

I know that I have not posted... I know, I know... shame, shame. But before you shame me! let me fill you in on our 'life' right now.

Last March we bought a cute little bungalow that was built in the 40s, well anyway after we bought it and started to take out some walls and what not we discovered that the whole house had some major... and I mean MAJOR issues. My Dustin will tell you that he is not thrilled about it still to this day... buuuuuuut... I ADORE THE HOUSE. Long story short, we're still in the middle of renovating it.

I promise I'll be posting more very soon! I'm just stretched a bit thin at the moment, not only are we trying to work on our GEM of a house, I'm in my FINAL semester at the University of Michigan- Flint. I am counting down the days until my 'school shackles' are unlocked. Come mid April I'll have my BA in History =). I've decided to take a year off before applying to Grad School so that I can focus on The Black Hive Co.


ANYWAY! back to the meat of the post.

An old pal of mine from my days working at the Good Ol' Olive Garden is having her second baby! She reached out to me in hopes that I might be able to help find her a perfect little dresser for her nursery.

On a tight budget, and a tight time frame... because baby could possibly come at any point, I THINK WE DID GOOD!

Here's the dresser before it received any sort of attention. Oh MAN! Pink and Purple! I think If she were having a baby girl... it might have passed? Then again, maybe NOT!

So... as we can see this little guy needed some love. Might I add that the top of the dresser was sealed with epoxy!!! who does that!? Not I, however, due to our short time line I needed to make it work so I did.

I roughed up the whole piece with 100 grit sandpaper and gave it a few coats of Primer. Here he is with a few coats of primer, can still see the pink and purple peeking through.

I let that sit for a few days and then came back and put a few coats of homemade white chalk paint on it. It did the trick! After it sat for a few days I took 220 grit sandpaper, and very lightly sanded it down to get it smooth. I then applied three coats of Rust-Oleum Ultra Matte Chalked protective coat. What I like most about this top coat is that it is water based! It is one of the few water based top coats that does NOT yellow, and if you're painting anything white that's the ideal finish you'd be looking for.

I bought some nickel knobs and pulls, and I LOVE how cute it turned out. No distressing, No chipping, No layering of paint... just a simple, cute white.

* I'll see if I can't convince her to send a photo of it in the baby's room.

What do you think?

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