If you love all things girly or feminine, you will appreciate today’s pink and gold dresser project. Even in its original state, I could see the potential beauty in this piece.
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Here are the supplies I used.
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- Dresser (thrifted)
- White Lightning
- Tea Rose
- Pink Champagne
- Clear Coat Satin
- Gemstone Mousse in Golden Gem
- Wood grain tool set
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Tea Rose & Pink Champagne Blend
After a good cleaning, I painted it with 2 blended coats. For the frame and outer edges of the drawers, I used Tea Rose. For the inner rectangle of the drawers, I used Pink Champagne.
If you aren’t experienced with blending, it is actually easier on non-flat surfaces like these. So you may want to try it on a more detailed piece like this first.
It also helps to use a mister bottle, so you can easily push the paint into all those crevices. Without water, chalk paint can tend to be too thick to get into tight spaces.
A French tip brush is great for crevices too because it comes to a point. I sealed the blended paint job with 2 coats of Satin Clear Coat.
Using Gemstone Mousse to Create a Pink and Gold Dresser
Then I dove head first into my tiny little pot of Golden Gem Gemstone Mousse! This stuff is so easy to use and just as brilliant as gold leaf!
Using a small artist brush, I added splashes of gold across the front and around the edges. It only took 1 coat for full coverage, and it is water-based so it’s easy clean-up.
With the gold placement, I wasn’t going for symmetry, but balance. Making the gold areas large makes it seem luxurious too.
I was so grateful this dresser came with all its original hardware! Of course I painted these gorgeous handles with Golden Gem too. Then I sealed the handles with Satin Clear Coat.
I still have more than half of my tiny pot left over, so this product packs a lot of bang for your buck and goes a long way.
Pink Wood Grain
For the top, I had the crazy idea to wood grain the pink with a Chocolate brown underneath. Who says wood grain has to be realistic?!
To do this technique, I started with 1 coat of Chocolate and let it dry thoroughly. Then I sealed it with a clear coat; the sheen won’t be important because you’re going over it with more paint.
Using the Tea Rose, I painted a section (about 1/6th of the top) and misted liberally with water. I ran my small wood grain tool over it, rocking it back and forth to create a wood grain pattern.
I occasionally wiped the tool off on paper towels to keep it clean as I went. Once that was dry, I went around the edges with more Golden Gem. The top was then sealed with more Satin Clear Coat.
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