{Furniture Makeover} Little Coral Dresser

For a long time I hated pink…..like loathed the colour…..my dislike of it is well documented in my family. Then almost nine years ago a little pink bundle of gorgeousness entered my life and forever changed me immeasurably. One way in particular she completely transformed me…..Pink didn’t seem so bad anymore, in fact I came to love pink in all it’s shades. I have never been a girly girl, growing up I climbed trees with my dolls instead of playing tea parties, I liked parts of being a girl, but I would never fully embrace frills and flowers. When I had a little girl of my own I wanted everything girly, pink seemed okay, tolerable even……..and eventually it made its way into my home and a teeny tiny small part of my heart (the girly girl part).

Now don’t get me wrong I will never paint my house pink but I am not opposed to having splashes of it here and there.

So this brings me to today’s furniture makeover….when I bought this piece it wasn’t anything special but it had all these curves and a beautiful routed edges on the top that just screamed girl to me. This had to be pink, in the pinkest way! So I stripped the top as I has special plans for that and painted the rest with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Apron Strings a gorgeous coral to raspberry pink (it really has various shades in it, it is such a hard colour to define, but it is gorgeous). The top I white washed with MMSMP in Grain Sack and then White Waxed to give it a soft look and to really highlight the edges of this piece. Finally I lined the drawers and drawer sides with fabric I sealed with Mod Podge. (You will have to excuse the bad before picture I forgot to take one so I got this off the person who sold it to me!)

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

 

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Don’t you just think these little white ceramic knobs give it that final perfect touch?

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

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Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Colour Saturated Life | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Apron Strings Dresser Makeover

Well, what do you think? Just girly enough? I can see this in a baby girl’s nursery so that is how I styled it!

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  • Katherine - September 9, 2015 - 1:13 am

    Oh, my goodness! How precious! You were telling the truth when you described the color! It really is no one color! I love it!
    Now that I’m done gushing: I never thought to line the sides of the drawers so that when the drawers are open all that beautiful goodness is out there for all to see! This is a really great idea for when teenagers find it to be too much effort to close their dresser drawers!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - September 10, 2015 - 9:12 am

      Haha! I love that Katherine, it would be a great option for a teenager!ReplyCancel

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  • Kyla @HouseOfHipsters - March 13, 2015 - 1:51 am

    I think it’s great! Not overly girly. I too hated pink until Zozo was born. I don’t know why, but she turned 2 years old and I accepted pink into my life. I’m even incorporating it into the house. Those little girls, they melt our hearts.ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 13, 2015 - 1:48 pm

      They sure do, totally worth it though, having a little girl is the best.ReplyCancel

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  • Carmen - March 12, 2015 - 3:13 am

    What a sweet transformation! I love the coral, perfect for a little girl!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 12, 2015 - 1:33 pm

      Thanks Carmen, it is a beautiful colour.ReplyCancel

  • Robin - March 12, 2015 - 1:12 am

    That color is just fantastic! I love the way you style the dresser too! Thanks so much for inspiring us at Shabbilicious Friday~ xoReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 12, 2015 - 1:34 pm

      Thanks Robin, styling is so much fun!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia @ A Couple of Dashes - March 11, 2015 - 6:06 am

    This is adorable! I love refinished furniture! I have a dresser now that I’m in love with. Visiting from the Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - March 11, 2015 - 2:34 am

    Love it! So beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Mila - March 9, 2015 - 7:12 pm

    I’m absolutely in love with this dresser:) You did a fine job!
    xx
    MilaReplyCancel

  • Lisa - March 9, 2015 - 3:50 pm

    Hi Gilly, this dresser makeover is so beautiful and perfect for a little girl’s nursery or bedroom. I’m visiting from Inspiration Monday link party and love this. I also cohost the Something to Talk About Link Party with 6 other bloggers and it goes live tomorrow morning Monday at 6am est and would LOVE for you to come and link this up (or when you’ve had coffee and are awake….lol). Thank you and have a great week, Lisa at Concord Cottage http://www.Concordcottage.comReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 9, 2015 - 6:53 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I will check out the party!ReplyCancel

  • Darrielle Tennenbaum - March 7, 2015 - 1:13 am

    Love this dresser and I love MMS Apron Stings too!ReplyCancel

  • Tara@LehmanLane - March 6, 2015 - 12:34 pm

    Love the pink with the white knobs and the whitewashed top and the fabric drawers…love all of it! Amazing transformation!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - March 6, 2015 - 9:02 am

    This looks great. I’m going to pin it for maybe someday perhaps we may have a little princess ! Thanks for sharing at Think & Make!ReplyCancel

  • Dinah - March 5, 2015 - 11:22 am

    Ha! You and me both. I HATED pink but now I like it. I painted a table in our bedroom coral and it just gives a nice pop in the room. Love the dresser. It looks fab!!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 8, 2015 - 9:04 pm

      Coral is such a beautiful shade of pink, I actually plan to add some to our bedroom too!ReplyCancel

  • chelsea jacobs - March 5, 2015 - 1:52 am

    It turned out so good!! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Angie @ Knick of Time - March 4, 2015 - 11:34 am

    Such a pretty makeover! Thanks for sharing it at the Vintage Inspiration Party.ReplyCancel

  • TwoPlusCute - March 4, 2015 - 9:44 am

    Very girly! It is a darling makeover.

    Also? The first paragraph? LOVE! I hate pink too but, got a girl so…pink crept in my life and plans on staying. 😀ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - March 8, 2015 - 9:03 pm

      Glad you can relate…having a girl really changes your life in so many wonderful ways.ReplyCancel

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