DSC_0057A couple of weeks ago I did a post talking a little about how I’m redoing my room and a lot of you said that you would like to see some of my projects along the way. So far the only actually work I have done is redoing my dresser and nightstand, but that was a big project, so I thought it would be fun to write up a little post to show you how my dresser looked before and how it looks now.

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A couple of years ago I painted my dresser a dark blue-grey color, and the paint I used must not have been a very good quality one because the paint started to peel very soon after I have finished.

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This, unfortunately, meant that I needed to scrape off the old paint before I could repaint it. This took me a good three or four hours between scraping the old paint off and sanding the whole dresser to make it an even surface, I had to do this to the drawers as well as the body of the dresser.

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Once I got all of the loose paint off, I sanded it and wiped it down with a damp cloth to remove any dust, after that it was finally time to start painting. I did two coats of a white primer, the one I used was designed to help hide any imperfections so it was perfect for this project as my scraping skills are very imperfect.

After applying the two coats of the primer, I finally got to add the color! I use a Valspar paint in the color tender Shell, it’s a beautiful light peachy pink color.

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I ended up doing three coats of the paint on the whole dresser, but I’m so happy with how it looks now. I love the lighter color and now I wish I had repainted it sooner, the light pink makes it feel smaller which in turn makes my room feel bigger.

Well, that’s it for today’s post!

Anna.

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14 thoughts on “Redoing My Dresser

  1. KimandMakeup says:

    Love the color you chose! 🙂

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  2. Cristal Designs says:

    Came out really nice!! I love how well you matched the surroundings of it as well

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  3. olivia says:

    OOO it looks so nice! I love diy posts!

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  4. QuiteMad says:

    That colour is stunning, it really suits you and your personality! Great post xx

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  5. I’m so into all things interior at the moment because I’ve just redecorated my bedroom. This looks lovely! xx

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  6. Array says:

    Awesome colour

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  7. It looks so cute! I love the blue mirror, adds a lovely pop of colour!

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  8. looks lovely! the prep takes ages doesn’t it but it’s really worth it in the long run

    Hannah @ The Northern Writes | http://www.thenorthernwrites.co.uk

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  9. Amy says:

    Wow it came out lovely! You did a great job! I need to do this to my furniture 😍

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  10. Love this, that colour is lovely xx

    Jamie | http://www.jamies-corner.com

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  11. Anna says:

    Gosh, you’re so handy! Very impressed by you doing this yourself. Love the colour too, very pretty xx

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  12. Looks lovely, I redid one of my tables- scraping the paint off this must have taken some perseverance – well done!

    Jen
    Xxx

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