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Simplicity Dresser Makeover {guest post}

October 28, 2014

Krista from The Happy Housie is back with another beautiful transformation for their master bedroom! She refinished this dresser with Simplicity and natural wax for a clean, fresh look.

Hello everyone! It is Krista from The Happy Housie back again today to share a beautiful makeover that I recently did on an old dresser for our Master Bedroom.

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

We have had this solid piece in our room for a few years... it originally started out as a dark brown high gloss 80's looking piece, and it's first transformation several years ago was into a black dresser with a wooden top.

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

But recently I grew tired of the dark color in our bedroom and decided to revamp it with some Country Chic in Simplicity. I started by thoroughly cleaning the whole piece...

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Then I gave it all a coat of primer because I had originally used an oil-based black paint for the previous transformation.

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Once the primer was dry, I gave the dresser two coats of Simplicity and let it dry thoroughly.

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

A couple of days later, I went back in with my little palm sander. I could have sanded by hand, but I really wanted to take a fair bit of the white off and expose both some of the black and some of the original wood color underneath. The palm sanded was a really efficient way to do this. Because this dresser has so many lines I was able to create a beautifully distressed look and give the white paint a great deal of dimension using the palm sander.

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I wiped all the sanding dust off, and then gave it a coat of natural wax all over using my beloved wax brush.

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

After letting it dry briefly I went back and buffed the wax with a clean lint-free rag... it left such a beautiful sheen over both the Simplicity paint and the distressed edges.

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Done!

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I absolutely love how it turned out... what do you think?

Simplicity Dresser Makeover #DIY #paintedfurniture #purewhite #makeover - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Thanks for reading. And remember, my housie friends, HOME isn't built in a day. Enjoy the journey.






Krista

Krista {The Happy Housie}

Hi, I'm Krista and I blog over at The Happy Housie. My blog is a home décor and lifestyle blog that was named this because I must admit to you that I am a bit of a "housie"... (think foodie but for houses). I love all things related to houses: decorating, DIY, organizing, crafting, gardening, and more. I love sharing projects and ideas, and especially love finding old pieces and fixing them up to make them vibrant and beautiful again. I would love for you to visit me at The Happy Housie and check out my DIY Project Gallery!


Make sure to follow Krista on her blog The Happy Housie, as well as on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram!





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