Monday, May 26, 2014

Coral-Pink, Chippy and Gorgeous


I have a thing about dressers and transforming them and have painted MANY, but I have to admit this is one of my all time favorites!  
Before:
The dresser looks worse in real life with some issues, but good bones

I found this dresser at the Flea Market this past week and brought it home.  This may sound crazy, but I wait for a piece to speak to me about what color to paint it.  The vision in my head was of Apron Strings milk paint by Miss Mustard Seed.  I love this color even though I am not really a pink person.  

I painted on 2 coats of milk paint and then hand painted the details in white with a small artist brush. I did not use any bonding agent and wanted to have it chip.  I defiantly got my wish of chippiness!  The last step for me was to seal it with dark wax/hemp oil.  



I love the variation in milk paint-reminds me of  a sunset!


I added this mirror from another dresser


Chippiness at its best! 


Great hardware


Swoon!


Lovely legs and castors










Gorgeous Flowers from Lina Floral














I am in LOVE! 
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55 comments:

  1. Love Love Love!!!!! Do you keep all the wonderful dressers you paint? Great job :-)

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend..
    ~Sherri

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    1. Thank you Sherri--I love love love too! I want to keep it, but do not have room. I sell my dressers on CL. For me painting is my hobby and therapy so I do it for fun and when I am done with a piece I want it gone.

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    2. How lucky are the people in your area to have such beautiful pieces on Craig's list?! :-)

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  2. First, I love the shape of the dresser...but the color is just beyond gorgeousness. You did an amazing job, Darrielle.

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    1. Thank you Victoria--I love the dresser too and the color-I wish i had room for it!

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  3. Darielle, another great transformation! I'm just amazed at how fast you pull out your pieces. Have a great day.

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary-painting for me is my therapy and so I like to do it as much as possible. For me it's just a hobby and an enjoyable way to spend part of my day.

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    2. You did a wonderful job on your dresser. I am your newest follower.
      Susan@ Susan's Hearts and Flowers

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    3. I tried to follow you, but I guess you are not accepting new followers.

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  4. The dresser is gorgeous! Pinning.

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  5. Wow, what a lovely dresser!!! Love the colours you used!
    Have a nice day :-)
    Trude C.

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  6. I know I've said it before, buy I just love the way you transform pieces of furniture!! This piece turned out just the way I would love it!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you solo much Mary Alice--I love how it turned out too! Your compliment made my day!

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  7. The style of that dresser, the mirror you added, the color and casters/hardware, it's what I've been looking for. I can handle some chippiness but not quite that much. It's a personal preference I know. Not dogging your paint job, just a comment. I know that some areas of country people really love chippier look, not so here in Grand Junction, CO. You did a great job making her pretty again. Love how you did the little details in white. Happy weekend.

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    1. Thank you--I know the super chippy look is not for everyone, but I love it and the color. Have a grew week!

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  8. I also LOVE it. Great job. This piece really worked well with the chippy look. It suited it. The white added that little extra something that brought it all together. ♥

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    1. Thank you Suzanne! I am totally in love with it and I wish I had a place to keep it!

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  9. LOVE this piece, beautiful color! Stopping by from Southern Hospitality link up! ~Sonya

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    1. Thank you Sonya--I love the color and the chippiness!

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  10. Such a beautiful color, and I love the way it looks on your piece! Beautiful!

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  11. Don't you love when a piece speaks to you? I love the style of this one - those legs and the castors are so perfect. And the mirror definitely works - great curves. Such a fun color and lots of chippy goodness!

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    1. Thank you Sharon--I absolutely love it and I am glad I painted it the color I did.

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  12. I think this is the first makeover in pink/coral tones that I love!
    It really is like a summer sunset.
    Love the added mirror, too.
    She's a beauty!

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    1. Thank you Tina-It is like sunset and I love the variations as well as the chippiness!

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  13. I found you through a link party and this dresser stood out so much! Great job, it looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you Kristen-it's one of my all time favorites!

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  14. Great color choice! This inspires me to do something similar in my daughter's room. The mirror works well. Great work!

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    1. Thank you Heather--I am in love with it too!

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  15. I haven't used it myself yet but I like what milk paint does. I love the random chipping. Your transformation really caught my eye! Great job!

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  16. Thank you very much--I love how this dresser turned out and it is better in person. I am not really a coral/pink kinda girl but I love this!

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    1. Thank you Anne-I think it is pretty too!

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  18. LOVE THE COLOR!!! This is truly stunning! I have never used milk paint in my projects before…I will have to say, you have sold me! I think I am going to have to get my hands on apron strings myself and work on a project in my home!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Jeanne
    www.idreamofjeannedesign.com

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    1. Thank you Jeanne-- I love the color too! I love milk paint too.

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  19. Gorgeous! The color is perfect, such difference! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy--I love the color and thinks it's perfect too!

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  20. What a cool makeover! Beautiful color!
    Sally @cottagefix

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    1. Thank you Sally--I am in love with the color too!

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  21. ahhhhmazing piece of furniture! I love the color!!! So inspiring!!

    ~Amanda
    www.thesunshinetoker.com

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    1. Thank you Amanda--I am love with this dresser and wish I could keep it!

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  22. Utterly gorgeous! I'm in love with coral right now so this is right up my alley! Well done!!
    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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    1. Thank you Jeanine--I love the color too!

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  23. I discovered your wonderful blog whilst visiting Cindy @ Dwellings and had to come over to see this amazing dresser, it's just as fabulous as I hoped it would be!

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  24. cute! I've been wanting to try Apron Strings on the right piece too. Hopefully I'll find one soon! Love how this turned out, it is just perfect!!

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    1. Thank you Denise--it is a great color and I think you will love it on your piece.

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  25. Wow, what a stunning piece! I'm so glad you shared this at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I have pinned this and shared on facebook.

    Thanks for linking up-hope you can join in again this weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thank you Natasha--I thinks it's a stunner too!

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  26. Darrielle, You did an amazing job on your dresser. It truly turned out beautiful. I was wondering how you used the hemp oil and wax. What order you used them and why both. I have wanted to order some hemp oil because what I have read there are so many uses for it. I just thought that you would use one or the other.
    And thank you for everything you share. You are so inspiring .
    Deborah

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