Pink Chalk Paint Dresser
This dresser is my first attempt at painting with a chalk paint recipe. You can read more about the recipe that I used for this Pink Chalk Paint Dresser makeover in my recent post HERE. The awesome thing about this paint is that it is not toxic which makes it perfect for a nursery or little girl’s room.
When I have an idea stuck in my head then that’s what I want and I want it now! With the chalk paint it’s a little difficult because we don’t have a vendor in our area and that means I have to order it online, which then means that I have to wait. So that’s not my most favorite thing to do when I have an idea in my head. And I also don’t like that I can only pick the colors they have. When you make your own chalk paint you have a lot more freedom and the variety is a lot broader.
So here is my first DIY chalk paint attempt because I didn’t feel like waiting for the mail for chalk paint.
Pink and Gold Chalk Paint Dresser
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This is what the dresser looked like before:
I made my own blush chalk paint with the pink I had left from painting my daughter’s room. It is the color is called Hopeful by Behr and you can get the recipe in my recent post HERE.
And this is what it looks like now after painting it with pink chalk paint and cleaning the brass hardware with some Brasso (HERE) and an old toothbrush. I also added some gold details to the drawers.
Tips and steps for painting a pink chalk paint dresser:
(Get the paint recipe and further instructions HERE)
- Clean the old dresser well with TSP (HERE) or Krud Kutter (HERE)
- Sand the dresser well with fine sandpaper.
- Wipe it with a tack cloth (HERE) to remove the fine debris and dust from sanding.
- No priming is needed with chalk paint, so just apply the paint with a chalk paint brush (HERE).
- Lightly sanding after drying is optional.
- Apply wax and buff (again check out this post HERE for more info)
It is lightly distressed but you can’t tell in the photos and I waxed it as well.
I have to say that I’m pretty happy with it. It’s cute isn’t it? Pink and gold painted furniture never goes out of style in my book.
DO YOU WANT TO READ ABOUT WHAT CHALK PAINT RECIPE I USED TO PAINT THIS DRESSER AND SOME WAXING TIPS? THEN CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT IT.
Or you can click HERE to get a list of the perfect subtle shades of pink so you can make you own pink chalk paint colors and to get some more pink chalk paint furniture ideas.
See more of my furniture makeovers:
i absolutely love it! so pretty- pink and gold is always a favorite combination!
Thank you Cassie, I love pink and gold too as you know 🙂
It’s fabulous, sweet and sophisticated! Hope your Lucy is on the mend. Great photos too, Julia!
Thanks Pam. She is not throwing up anymore and I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
I hate to hear that about your cat. Hopefully, the Vet will get everything taken care of.
I LOVE THAT DRESSER! You did an amazing job!
Thankfully the vet is my hubby’s cousin and I know I trust her.
You did a fabulous job on the dresser! I love it and those gold accents make it so chic and sophisticated! I hope your cat is feeling better.
Thanks Darnetha! I think she is starting to feel a little better!
Looooooooove this Julia. I’m not particularly a fan of chalk paint, but this is really great. Love the lines of the dresser and the color combo. Another great makeover my friend.
I used to not like chalk board paint either but it’s seriously growing on me because I can do it inside in the winter time as well.
Well of course it’s cute! I love the style of that little dresser. The brass and pink is scrumptious! I’ve wanted to experiment with DIY chalk paint too, so I’ll be interested to read your take on it!
Thanks Jennifer. I can’t wait to try out different recipes or maybe even come up with my own…lets see!
Pure pink PERFECTION! I love the color and will be waiting for the tutorial! I have a vendor near me and buy the ASCP often… but have been debating a DIY! Love yours!
Thanks Tiffany, my goal is to get the same texture DIYed one day as the ASCP and the CeCe paint. BUt O have some playing around to do, that’s for sure.
so lovely! i totally love the gold and pink. this would be PERFECT in a nursery:)
It’s super cute! You know love gold accents, and they look just great with the soft pink.
Thanks Kelly and enjoy your staycation 😉
It’s MORE than cute! It’s beautiful! I adore the color! and the gold accents are perfect!
Even with vendors available here, a number of DIY experts have been mixing their own!!! They have had great success— as I see you have had!!!!!
I’ll be trying to mix up more…that’s for sure!
SO cute for a little girl’s room! Sophisticated too! Love it!!!
Thanks so much Melissa! It’s so much fun doing projects for a little girl’s room even if it’s not for your own 😉
I LURV this A LOT. So cute!
Love it Julia! Such a pretty shade of pink! I need to get some of that Braso! How was the waxing process?!? I have heard nightmares! It looks like it went well! Another great one:)!
Thanks, the waxing has been going well so far 😉
And Brasso is awesome!
OOOH! Julia, es sieht so super aus!
Ganz, toll! So süss!
Gold und rosa geht immer;)
Finde ich auch, gold und rosa ist super!
Und vielen Dank Lydia!
SOOOO PRETTY!!! did you make this shade of pink?
Thanks and nope I didn’t. It was leftover paint from my babygirl’s room.
Oh I love it. Now do my old, fake wood (veneer) or what ever for me? No, just kidding. Mine is a crappy, tiny bed table that is WAY too short for my bed (17 inch mattress). And why did they do that anyway with these mattresses? I am so wanting to build my own platform bed so I can dispose of the box springs…. sheeh I would like to whip whoever thought of such high mattresses.
Anyway, I so hope my little table turns out even close to as cute as this gorgeous pink one. And I wanted to spray paint mine a SHINY GOLD all over…. uh anyone tell me if this is a huge mistake? I already bought two cans of Rust-Oleum American Accents bright metallics. Sooooooooo what do you think Julia? And everyone else?
Sheryll, I don’t think gold is a mistake right now…how could it be??? LOL!
Try it out and spray away! I’m sure your table will turn out great!
The dresser looks GORGEOUS Julia! 🙂 I love everything about it ‘PINK’ & ‘GOLD’; perfect combo! I would like having a little girl to have pink furniture in my house 🙂 & how I can’t wait to read about your paint experiment, I guess I’m not the only one 😉
& sorry to hear about your cat and the week you’ve been having too, I’ve been having a very difficult one too with Nate but hoping it will get better soon. & When I read about your bikini inside out, it really made laugh over here at the other side of the computer ha!ha! 🙂
not too long after I gave birth of Nate two years ago, we went for groceries and my hair was unwashed but I was so tired I didn’t bother to do anything about it, anyhow when we were in the store I realized I was wearing my grey pyjama top! ha!ha! it looked like a t-shirt but still I couldn’t believe this had happened to me 🙂 I guess, this happens to all of us! (I think!) 🙂
hope your week will get better and that your cat will get better too!
I’m gad that I’m not the only one with wardrobe malfunctions!!
I hope your week will get better with Nate too!
That is one of my favorite mirrors ever and thanks!
LOVE this makeover!! Thanks so much for linking up today!!!
Pinned it! 🙂 It’s so perfect!
I found you on facebook thru Its Overflowing and I am so glad I did – I’ve been looking for a chalk paint recipe…please tell me that you are going to share yours!! – I am too cheap to pay the price of chalk paint and I too don’t have a local vendor and don’t like to order online…I’ll be hanging on until Friday – can’t wait for you to share!
You’ve go a NEW follower!!
Aww thanks and yes I’m planning on sharing. But I’m not done yet with trying out chalk paint recipes. I’m on a mission!
Love this Julia! YOu did am amazing job!!!Jen-City Farmhouse
Wow…love how it turned ! Really beautiful perfect combination ! Great job Julia !
Julia- I am obsessed with your makeover!! It looks so adorable! I totally get you with the instant gratification thing. I am the exact same way which is why I’ve only done 2 projects with chalk paint. I’ve been wanting to try the recipe for a while now, thanks for the inspiration!
oh I love this Julia! Blush pink and gold is one of my favorite combos and that mirror is great too! I’ll be pinning this one for sure 🙂
I love it!! Are you keeping this one? I can’t wait to read about your recipe and how you thought the homemade version compared. DIY chalk paint has been on my list for a while, but sadly there are still many (MANY) projects in front of it. 🙁
Oh Wow! This looks fantastic.. you always post great stuff.. got me wanting a pink dresser..
That is gorgeous…love it! What a transformation! What a perfect pink color!
So perfect! Just the right pink. Especially with that gold detailing!
So perfect, Julia! Love the pink paired with the gold. Such a sweet dresser! (And I love that mirror–I have the same one.)
Hi Julia! I read your post Wednesday morning on my phone but didn’t get to comment yet! I’m sooo sorry about your kitty. I hope she doesn’t have any more flare ups for a long time.
Your dresser turned out gorgeous!!! And I love your styling.
THis is soooo lovely! I’m pinning it for sure. I’d love it if you linked it up at my weekly linky party on Monday – Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life. Just gorgeous.
The color on this dresser is just gorgeous.
Oh it’s so dainty and pretty!!! Love the softness of the color and the brass…well, you know I love the brass!
Absolutely beautiful, Julia! Such a soft, sweet dresser. The gold hardware is perfect.
I love the soft pink, it is beautiful! I would love you to come link up at my Paint Party going on now
Hope to see you soon,
Thank you I will come over for sure!
It is so cute! I love the pink and gold together!
Love the way it turned out!
LOVE THE MAKEOVER , IT TURNED OUT SO PRETTY!
i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
Sure, if you link back to me that’s no problem!
don’t know if you caught the feature , you can see it here,
and thanks so much!
You where featured! YOU did a GREAT job! Have a great weekend, Jen-City Farmhouse
Thank you so much!
This is amazing! I’m adding it to my FB page 😉
Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com
Beautiful dresser!!! I absolutely love that shade of pink, it’s beautiful!!! It looks great with the gold handles and the mirror above it!!! Lovely!
Absolutely love the pink and gold together!
Thanks SO much for linking up to Work It Wednesday last week!! You are featured today! Make sure to link up again with your latest and greatest:):)
Love the colors! Do you mind sharing the paint color of your walls?
Hi, the color is Rocky Bluffs 4003-1C by Valspar in eggshell.
Where did you get the gold sunburst wall decor? its beautiful!
Oops, didn’t see this until now. Sorry! When someone leaves a comment as anonymous it gets swallowed up by all the spam I get. Sorry again.
The starburst is from Home Depot and only $35!!!
Beautiful dresser! Would you mind sharing the color?
The pink is a color that I had leftover from my daughter’s room and I mixed it myself. Sorry that I can’t be more specific Vicki.
Wow…love how it turned ! Really beautiful perfect combination ! Great job
Oh gosh, this turned out great. I love the color and the gold…… wow. I am late in reading and commenting once again. I hope Lucy is good now.
What a lovely transformation! Beautiful color combinations. Kari
Awesome work! That is quite appreciated. I hope you’ll get more success.
painters woodbridge vaIt’s been good to see your blog when I always look for such type of blogs. It’s great to discover the post here.
The dresser is adorable! Have you tried Green Magma for your cat? It helped our dog.
Thank you, no I haven’t tried it, but will look into it!
Where is that mirror from? Love the whole look!
Thank you Bonnie, the mirror was from Home Depot and it is Martha Stewart.
I’d love to know the wall color in this picture with the dresser?
Hi Sara, the color is called Rocky Bluffs (4003-1C) by Valspar 🙂
That dresser turned out absolutely gorgeous! I love it.I found an old dresser by a dumpster a few weeks ago and this post will help me a ton. Thank you!
I’m glad you like it and that it will help you.
Hello! In love with this transformation!! I was wondering what type of pink chalk paint you used? Or if you made it, how did you make it?
Hi there and sorry for the late response I wrote about the recipe here:
What is the wall color in this photo??
It’s Rocky Bluffs by Valspar. You can find all the paint colors linked in this post here: https://cuckoo4design.com/2015/01/creating-colorful-home-neutral-walls-2.html
Check out my bedroom, it’s the same color but shows it more how it actually looks.
The dresser looks great. Btw I think my cat George has the same issue. Anyways, do u remember what color is on the wall? It’s the perfect gray/brown I’m looking for.
IBS can be so frustrating. Poor kitties! The color is Rocky Bluffs by Valspar but usually looks darker than in this post. You can see it in my bedroom also and I linked to all my colors in this post here: https://cuckoo4design.com/2015/01/creating-colorful-home-neutral-walls-2.html
What is the paint color on the pink dresser?
I’m sorry but I mixed the paint color from my daughter’s old room color
Can you tell me what the paint color is on the wall?
It’s Rocky Bluffs by Valspar
What wax did you use to finish it? Is the gold wax or paint? How did you apply it? I’m working on a similar design and love how you finished yours/
Sorry for the late response. I used a clear furniture wax for chalk paints that’s not available anymore. But I’m sure any clear chalk paint wax would work. There are many. The gold is Rubn Buff.