Real Men Paint Dressers Pink

You know, like the phrase, “Real Men Wear Pink.” Sorry, I’m trying to be “punny”. Haha. Okay. Enough, enough. Anyway, remember last week when I began redoing my whole upstairs, and I had this small antique dresser that I really wasn’t digging anymore.

This one.

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Yeah, the chippy paint was a little too chippy, the color was a bit too country wheat, and it was just not working wherever I put it. Well, with a fresh coat of white paint, plus a little color, and a dash of brass, my antique dresser has a whole new look.


Painted Antique Dresser | Inspired by Charm #PrettyinPink

Totally cute, right?

This was definitely a project that was not planned. I just got the idea and went with it. And I have to say it’s looking pretty in pink.

To get the piece ready, I lightly sanded the entire surface and then gave it a coat of white primer. The previous paint had a bit of a sheen to it, so I wanted to make sure the paint would stick. Plus, I wanted to make any chips a little less visible.

Painted Antique Dresser | Inspired by Charm #PrettyinPink

Once everything was primed, I painted.

Painted Antique Dresser | Inspired by Charm #PrettyinPink

The white is actually trim paint. Sherwin Williams Bright White in semi-gloss. The darker pink is Enticing Red (I’m obsessed with this color, by the way.), also from Sherwin Williams. To get the lighter pink color, I just mixed the two together. This saved me from buying another color.

Painted Antique Dresser | Inspired by Charm #PrettyinPink

The brass knobs are from my local hardware store. I was hoping for a bit brighter gold, but these work for now. I may keep my eyes open for something different down the road.

Painted Antique Dresser | Inspired by Charm #PrettyinPink

I’m not 100% sure how this piece is going to function in this room. As I mentioned, it may hold a TV, but I haven’t quite decided. For now, I’ve just dressed it up to look pretty because it is.

Painted Antique Dresser | Inspired by Charm #PrettyinPink

All in all, I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. This was one of those drab- to-fab transformations. What do you think?

Painted Antique Dresser | Inspired by Charm #PrettyinPink

Have you experimented with painting furniture in fun or unique ways? Let me know in the comments.

BHG Style Spotters

For more style inspiration, check out my latest posts on BHG’s Style Spotters Blog!

First, with a little purple planned for my bedroom, I’m sharing some of my favorite purple-infused furnishing and accessories on my latest For the Love of Color.
I’m also sharing a few of my favorite coffee tables in From My Home To Yours.

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