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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 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 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.
After removing the hardware, we got busy stripping the layers and layers of varnish.
Then a good cleaning with mineral spirits.
Then, finally, we got to paint!
Yes, my daughter helped out. She's been excited to get a new-to-her bedroom set and she is a budding DIYer!
I'm really in love with how it turned out. The light in the bedroom doesn't really do it justice.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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