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Tips for painting an old dresser

was my mother's when she was young
was in basement for years
have it cleaned off
need to sand it lightly and paint it

was thinking white
daughter wants pink (of course)
any way to do both- paint white with some pink accents?

pinterest me up
thanks ladies

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Asked by fiatpax at 10:41 AM on Aug. 3, 2013 in Just for Fun

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  •  it is like this, but with those glass knobs


    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 10:41 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • and all 5 drawers are the same exact size
    there is a little "scroll' work on the drawer fronts, and "scroll" on the back part

    Comment by fiatpax (original poster) at 10:45 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • Stencil the drawers and the sides

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:48 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • Since you mention the scroll work details, maybe that would be the place for pink accents. Maybe fairly light/pale pink, and rubbed or distressed in some way. I will leave it to someone else to suggest the "how," and I have never gotten around to visiting Pinterest, lol!

    Answer by girlwithC at 11:07 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • Change the knobs to pink ones!

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:51 AM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • Just one of so many.  I also saw one where just the scroll work was painted a different color as suggested already.  Plus saw one that had the drawers painted one color and then white was added to the paint to do the base a shade or two lighter.  Enjoy!


    Answer by silverthreads at 1:01 PM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • Make sure you prep the wood correctly first to make the paint last. Using deglosser will help.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 4:26 PM on Aug. 3, 2013

  • You can also paint the very top pink, and replace the glass knobs with pink ones. The scrollwork can be painted or accented with pink.

    Answer by gdiamante at 12:51 PM on Aug. 4, 2013

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