Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dresser Refinish



I have been wanting to refinish a dresser for awhile now.  My sister gave this one to me since they were moving and did not have the space for it.

FREE, wahoo!!
6 hours later it looked like this, that was a ton of sanding. My arms felt like they were still vibrating, all night long. As you can see in the top photo it was a nice afternoon when I started, 
and in the bottom photo the sun had hit the road and was long gone.
I thought that it looked pretty this way with maybe a white wash to seal it. But oh no, I was going for something crazy and bold, PINK!! The dresser is going in my daughters room so what the heck pink it is.

After several layers of pink paint, some black glazing and 20 new drawer knobs I ended up with this! I cannot say that the pink is my favorite shade but it is growing on me. I purchased the zebra print knobs at Hobby Lobby. They have dozens of different and unique knobs there. 
 I figure when my girls grow out of pink I will put a couple of coats of black over it and keep it around, assuming it makes it that long with my very helpful little girls using it.

If you want more info on glazing go to my magnetic board post and there are more details on that.

              Is it too pink? Let me know what you think.


57 comments:

  1. The zebra knobs make it unique. Great job! The "before" photo reminds me of a dresser we used to have.

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  2. Love this! Very cute and practical. I love your blog!

    Your newest follower,
    Abby
    i---create
    (come take a look if you like)

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  3. Wow! thanks to you this dresser has been transformed, updated and beautified. Outstanding work! Please stop by for a visit.

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  4. I love the pink! And the zebra knobs are the perfect touch. Great work :)

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  5. No it's not toooo pink. Love those knobs. Come over and see some amazing reupholstery and fun crafts.

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  6. There is no such thing as too much pink!!!
    I think this looks great!! I love when refinishes turn out awesome like this!
    I am a new follower from Pinkopotamus! I would love a "follow back" if you have a chance!
    Come see me at www.cookieandclaire.blogspot.com
    Have a great day!
    Love,
    Cookie and Claire

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  7. Great job!! Very adorable and cute! I love the zebra knobs! (I found your blog through the link up part at house of grace, i'm now a new follower. =D )

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  8. I Love the color! And the knobs just make it pop! Great job! Found you through Sew Can Do linky party (following now too) :)

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  9. This is AMAZING and would be perfect in my daughter's room! I can't get over how cool the knobs are!

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  10. This is perfect for little girls- and I can already picture it down the road as a buffet with lots of great storage (of course painted another color-lol)I'm your newest follower!!

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  11. I love this. I would love to know the color pink that you used. I have a dresser that someone offered me this week (for free) for my daughters room also and I wasn't sure if I was going to take it but I am convinced because it looks similar to your original one.
    if you know the brand and color of the paint I would SOOOO appreciate it.

    thanks
    alicia

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  12. This is so beautiful! I just love it. Thanks for sharing it at Fantastic Friday!

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  13. This is lovely! What a perfect color!

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  14. So pretty! I am loving the color, it is so chic now.

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  15. There is not such thing as TOO pink ;)

    I'd love for you to share it at my link party... ADORABLE!

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  16. The Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop became the coolest party on the block because of your participation. Thank you!

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  17. I love it! So fun for a girl's room, and SUCH a transformation from an outdated old piece! Nice work!

    Heather
    diy kinda girl

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  18. I love every part of this. I want to make one for my daughter's room!! I am visiting from Sugar and Dots and I am a new follower!!

    Hope you are having a great week and I see you around my blog soon!

    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  19. I like how it looks. The zebra knobs give it an unique touch.

    I found your blog through Whatever Goes Wednesdays @ Someday Crafts.

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  20. I love that color--paint is so amazing to an old piece of furniture--your project turned out beautiful.

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  21. Thanks for linking up! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Sumo:)

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  22. Alicia, I used the color Watermelon Pink 120B-6 it is a Behr color at Home Depot. Good luck with your dresser, let me know how it turns out.

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  23. nothing can ever be too pink! beautiful and i am completely jealous!

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  24. tHANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW ABOUT THE COLOR. MY FRIEND DROPPED THE DRESSER OFF YESTERDAY (YEAH!!!FOR free)
    I sanded the top yesterday. I am going to the beach for 3 days and then i can't wait to get back and work on the dresser. I will send you pics of the before and after.
    thanks a million, I was going to pass up this dresser until i saw your post and It motivated me.

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  25. oopps the comment up there was from me Alicia. that is my other Biz and i didn't realize i was logged in as that user instead of UniquelyMonogrammed.

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  26. Happy Friday! It's me again letting you know that I pinned this in Pinterest and I've featured this here. Please feel free to grab the feature button :)

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  28. Sorry, I erased my previous comment due to some typos... I just want to say that the dresser turned out beautifully. I bet that your daughter is excited. I especially {love} the zebra stripped knobs. Thanks for sharing where you got them.

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  29. I don't think it's too pink at all, especially for some little girls. And those nobs are perfect -- gotta love Hobby Lobby!

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  30. Looks awesome. You did a great job!

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  31. Oh my gosh, are you kidding me?! This is awesome! I love the pink, and the zebra knobs. Great job!
    www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

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  32. I am loving it pink- what a fantastic pop of color!! I host a decorating party at my blog on the weekends if you would like to come share sometime! :)

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  33. no way, not too pink at all! i love it and how can you beat the price!? love the pops of zerbra on the knobs as well! absolutely darling! lucky girls!

    side note, was wondering how you got your links to all of the places you link to so small and all bunched together like that, yet still linking to each individual party? love it and would love to do the same thing!

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  34. Jenni, A fellow blogger sent me over to

    http://madiganmade.blogspot.com/2010/08/work-smarter.html

    In the tutorial it will teach you how to create your own list and explains every little detail you need to know.

    Basically you sign up with Inlinz (which is free) and start a linky party for your own blog and one by one YOU add all of the linky party's that you joined. When you are finished Inlinkz will give you a code that you paste at the bottom of your post. You can use that code over and over on each of your posts. It take a while to initially set up but once its done it's saves you a ton of time on your future posts.

    I hope I did not confuse you, don't worry the link I gave you explains everything very clearly. Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!

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  35. The dresser turned out wonderfully. So cheery and bright. I love the pink. (I like your blog design too.)

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  36. I just want to let you know that I am featuring your dresser tomorrow at The 36th Avenue.

    Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  37. I think the pink is just perfect and it looks great with the zebra knobs. By the way my arms vibrate just by looking at how much you had to sand...LOL

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  38. Hi there~ just stopping back by to say thanks for linking up to Feathered Nest Friday~ hope you will come share again soon! :)

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  39. hi,

    its alicia again. I finally got my dresser sanded and ready for painting. I was headed to buy the paint and realized that i asked you for the color but I didn't know what finish you used. so, What finish did you use for the watermelon pink. I haven't painted furniture (except using spray paint)before so I am not sure what the best finish for the paint is???

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  40. I used semi-gloss paint. I did not want it to be too shiney so I went with semi-gloss. You can go with flat, semi-gloss or gloss. Semi is the perfect in-between. Good luck.

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  41. So glad you linked up this amazing dresser redo last week at the Tuesday To Do Party. It turned out just beautifully! I'm behind commenting on everyone's link up because on some technical difficulties...think they're worked out now!!! Come back soon!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  42. Love the dresser! I need to do one, too and now you've given me motivation!
    Just happened across your blog and am now following!

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  43. LOVE how the dresser turned out!!Way cool! I'm beginning a project today using some glaze. What technique did you use with the glaze? The way you did it is exactly how I want to distress my piece.
    THANKS!!!!!

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  44. OCCricut- I used a glaze that I tinted black then I painted the glaze on really heavy in all of the corners and decals and pretty much left it that way. I did wipe some off with a damp rag in places that I accidentally painted to much. Sorry I did not get back to you sooner, I was out of town for the weekend. I hope this info was not to late.

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  45. ok I finally got my dresser finished. thanks for all your help. i was going to attach the picture for you to see but there isn't a way to do that here.

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  46. WAY CUTE! You give me inspiration. my mom gave me a dresser nightstand and mirror and they are an ugly gold and beige. I am going to do red and black to match my craft room (that is where they are going)

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  47. Nice! You can never have too much pink when you have a daughter!

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  48. I like the idea of keeping it the way it looked after sanding it and doing a white wash. How do you do a white wash?

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  49. Wendy- Honestly I don't know how to do a white wash. I would do some web searching and I bet you could find a tutorial on it. Sorry I was not much help.

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  50. Question: A friend gave me an older secretary for my daughter and she wants to paint it lime green. Problem is... I HATE sanding. Is there a way to paint without sanding??

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  51. I'm new to this, so hope I am posting correctly....love the dresser!! You did an awesome job! I am a fan of BIN Oil Based Primer as I also hate sanding. I have a dresser that I can't wait to use your colors on...there is no such thing as too much PINK!!!
    Fantastic blog, thanks for sharing!!

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  52. nursymom- I am pretty sure that there is a paint that cuts out the sanding. I don't know what it's called. Maybe check Home Depot and ask them.

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  53. I follow you on Pinterest and have to say this choice it amazing! I love this. I think I will try my hand at this, and can you tell me what kind of wood this was made of? Not sure if it was asked yet.

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    1. It is made out of oak, not my first choice but it was free:)

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  54. Love it! Pink isn't my favorite color either but for a girls room it's awesome! Thank you for your blog!

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