Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Now That Is One Pink Dresser

I know I keep saying this, but I REALLY am close to finishing the guest room, and finishing this piece was a big step towards completion.  I really love bright accent pieces, but Matthew isn't as big of a fan.  So I decided to do a bright pink dresser in the guest room.

Check that out! I love it! The color is Behr Bright Black Raspberry and looks a bit darker in person.  

The greatest part about this project is that I didn't spend very much money at all. I already had the dresser, and actually re-furbished it originally back in 2007.  You can see it in this picture of what our bedroom used to look like:

This dresser was from my parent's house and I actually really liked it black, but I was ready for a change.

Then, I bought two samples of the paint at Home Dept ($2.94/each) and used some leftover gray paint from other projects for the inside of my drawers.

I also did one drawer with a chevron pattern painted inside.  I think it's really cute, but this one drawer seriously took me 1.5-2 hours to finish, between stenciling in the pattern and hand painting.  I think it would have been easier if I had a paint pen. What do you think? Is it worth it?

The best part about this dresser for me is the hardware.  I wanted to do crystal/clear drawer pulls because the guest room is on the feminine side and the rest of the house really isn't.  I wanted to keep with this and found beautiful hardware at Home Depot.  However, those drawer pulls were $4/each.  I really didn't want to spend $40 on hardware right now, so I held off.

Then, the other day I was at Michaels (oh, Michaels!) and found these pulls for 50 cents each! 5 Dollars TOTAL! I was over the moon, but the Longmont store only had 8, so I had to drive to Boulder for the others.

So there is my awesome new dresser! 

P.S. Check out this cute little dragon I found at Target! On Clearance for $2.48! I'm not quite sure if he goes in this room, but this is his home for now.


  1. I have a dresser almost identical that I painted about three years ago. Since we moved I have been dying to paint it yellow or pink.... might have to start twisting my hubby's arm again!

    Best of luck with the house - it's adorable!

  2. LOVE the color and what you did with this dresser! Fabulous refinishing!!! :)



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