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What can I say? I’m a blue gal…
Not sad (most of the time 😉 ), just drawn to blues. I wear a lot of blue, and I love using blue in my home.
Now before I go on, I have to brag on Mr. Pax for a minute. I found a dresser on Craigslist the week before I left for the Haven Conference in July, but they sellers never showed up. So the night before I left, he told me to try to find another one. I did. But I was leaving early the next morning. So Mr. Pax not only took off of work to keep all three kids in a new home and city (we had only lived there about 10 days at that point), but he moved all the car seats to the truck and took all three kids across the city to pick up this dresser for me.
I married a keeper.
But I digress…
This beautiful dresser needed some love, though. For some reason, the varnish was horribly scratched. It look like cats had lived on top of it for years and clawed their way up there each night. It would have taken pounds of wood filler to level out those scratches, so I sanded the dresser smooth before I painted.
I have used this paint on other pieces, though (like the magazine holder I recently painted white) and with no sanding and basically no prep at all, it worked like a charm. The best part, though, is that while it adheres like chalky paints, it is acrylic based and therefore needs no top coat. I’m telling you, this paint is WONDERFUL… And you have a chance to win $150 worth!
It is easy to distress (though I do recommend you do it soon after the piece is dry to the touch), and I didn’t have to wax, varnish, or poly it. Win.
After lightly distressing the edges with some 150 grit sandpaper, I just stuck the gorgeous original hardware back on it and called it done.
The original finish was a very purple mahogany look, so I was happy to paint the piece. I did, however, leave part of it the original color; I love the contrast between the new blue and some of the old finish.
I’m excited to show you more of our master bedroom soon (i.e. as soon as I do more than paint it… it is currently a white box with a blue dresser). But I’ve got plans, as always… 😉 And in the meantime, go visit these other amazingly talented bloggers and see their furniture transformations. I’m sure you’ll be inspired!
Visit all the Vintage Girls makeovers:
Jamie from So Much Better With Age
Jamie from Anderson and Grant
Rachel from Maison de Pax
Lauren from Bless’er House
Victoria from Trois Petite Filles
Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors
Disclosure: A special thanks to Fusion Mineral Paint for providing the paint for this project! All opinions and text are 100% my own; you can see my full disclosure policy here.