Sunday, November 22, 2015

A Gorgeous Pink Campaign Styled Dresser

It's been awhile since I've shared a post here.  Life has taken me away from my blog (we sold and bought a new home!), but hopefully I'll get back into the groove of sharing some reloves!

A good friend found this campaign styled dresser and asked if I would paint it for her....


I agreed to paint it on one condition:  She was to take the hardware off!  She agreed and so began the process.  She wanted a pink and after having fun mixing different paints, we decided a 50/50 mix of General Finishes Holiday Red: Snow White was the perfect color!  

My first step was to test all of the drawers to make sure they moved in and out easily.  A few needed some sanding, but for the most part they were in good condition.  I finished the prep (sanding, cleaning, filling gauges with wood filler, etc) and then restored the hardware to it's former glory!


Several coats of the custom color, along with lots of sanding in between coats...and then several more coats of General Finishes High Performance Gloss to complete the project!



I just completed a gorgeous night stand in Lamp Black, and thought both pieces together looked so glamorous!


I had so much fun staging this piece.  My friend has some amazing art that she brought over for the 'photo shoot'!  


The original brass hardware cleaned up beautifully and looks stunning against the vibrant pink!



The dresser made it to it's new home and I love how Tamy has accessorized it....very Palm Beach style with the two black laquered Chinese Chippendale chairs!  Ooohlala!


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11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous piece and I love the color!

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    1. Thank you, Darrielle! It's been so long since I've written a post...I'm so glad I didn't drop off your feed! :) ~ Robin

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  2. Wowsa! What a beautiful piece of furniture! I'm dying to paint something pink - maybe 2016! Hope you're settling into and enjoying your new home. xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Beth! Yes, the Pink is quite the departure from my usual color palette! I bet if you give it a go, it will be lovely, as are all of your creations! :) ~ Robin

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  3. Hi,
    Just ran across this post at Savvy Southern Style and wanted to tell you how much I LOVE this piece! I'm normally not a pink person at all but this shade has overtaken me in the past few months. You've done a beautiful job on it. Do you think it's possible your friend might be willing to ship it to me? :)

    Pat

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    1. Aw, Pat! This is such a sweet comment! My friend, Tamy, is also crazy about this piece and wanted me to let you know that "Pinkalicious" is where she needs to be....safe and sound in her new home! :) ~ Robin

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the color and staging.

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    1. Thank you, Shayla! It was a divergence from my usual vintage, shabby transformations! I'm glad you liked it and appreciate your commenting about the staging! It takes time, effort and planning to get a piece ready for the 'photo shoot'! :)

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  5. Obsessed! I already have a future nursery planned for when/if I have a little girl and a bright pink dresser is in the mix. This one is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's so fun to hear you use the word "Obsessed" because the proud owner of this lovely pink dresser has texted me several times & told me how much she loves it and used the same word "Obsessed"! I can relate, as I have a vintage French chair that I kept for myself, and still "Obsess" over it every now and then! :) Thanks so much for commenting!

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  6. The black and pink together are so glamorous! You did such a great job. I've never had the urge to paint anything pink, but now I'll be on the hunt for just the right piece. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your new house! Cynthia

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