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Returning Furniture to its Original Elegance with Pure Colors

I received product in exchange for this post, as always, the views expressed are my own. This post also contains affiliate links*.

Another fun project for the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest™! This month's theme is Pure Colors, Original Elegance

It's time again for a Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™ entry! This month the theme is Pure Colors, Original Elegance and the sponsor is Pure & Original Paints. Around our house we're always looking for ways to bring the original elegance back to long neglected pieces. For this particular project we went pink, Old Rose to be exact, to redo an old bedroom set. 

Pure & Original Paint used for the #FabFlippinContest

Pure & Original paints are "Hand made high quality lime paints, chalk based paints, and Marrakech wall paints..." They're colors are inspired by nature and evoke warmth and comfort. Personally, I fell in love with the fact they aren't just inspired by nature but also respect it enough to use natural pigments and hold themselves to, "...the most stringent legal environmental requirements." 

This dress is about to get a major makeover!

This dresser had definitely seen better days, I'm not sure how many of my siblings had used it, but now it was time to pass it along to my daughter. 

Note: For this project I'm just sharing photos of the dresser, there is also a vanity but as we were moving it the mirror fell apart so it's going to require a little more work than we anticipated. 

Hardware is removed now to get on to the messier task of stripping all that vanish!

After removing the hardware, we got busy stripping the layers and layers of varnish.  

It's messy but we're getting it done! This was the first piece of furniture we successfully stripped.

Then a good cleaning with mineral spirits. 

Remember to give it a good cleaning before you start painting!

Then, finally, we got to paint! 

My little DIYista! I'm not sure that's a word but I'm sure you know what I mean!

Yes, my daughter helped out. She's been excited to get a new-to-her bedroom set and she is a budding DIYer! 

This is the Classico Old Rose by Pure and Original Paints. It turned out perfectly!

I'm really in love with how it turned out. The light in the bedroom doesn't really do it justice. 

One piece down, one more to go before we give our daughter's bedroom a makeover in the prettiest shade of pink.

The Classico in Old Rose was a perfect match to a Korean doll I've had since I was a baby. Sincerely, my Dad got it for me when he was stationed there in 1975.

I also love the hardware just as it is. Of course my husband wanted to put a layer of clear coat on them but I'm worried it might make them too shiny. You can't really tell from the picture but they've been sandblasted and have a muted color to them that matches perfectly with the chalkiness of the paint.

Did I mention that hardware? Love it!

The Fab Furniture Flippin' ™ Contest gals.

As mentioned above, this post is an entry in the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest™. Please visit this month's hosts, Thirty Eighth Street and Anastatia Vintage to find more project featuring Pure & Original Paint. Bloggers interested in participating in future contests should contact

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Erin Sipes
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