Over the summer I had this urge to re-decorate my living room … So I started by selling all of my old IKEA furniture.
I had in mind the idea to buy a big massive chest of drawer and repaint it pink and white with a distress look.
So I obviously did my research to understand how I could do it myself!
here are the products I used, all found in Woodies in Sandyford.
Ok, so the chest of drawers, i got… super ugly and chunky. totally in purpose, take look
But I knew I wanted to repaint it, and knew it had a lot of potential. Also I got that piece from a second hand shop on Camden Street in Dublin, and so I paid 30€ for it, with a little 10€ extra for delivery … great value for money!!!!
I’ve spent bout the same in paint + materials … still very cheap!
using my sanding block, I sanded the entire piece of furniture lightly
took the drawers out
used the Johnson undercoat all over
now wait for it to dry … only takes a couple of hours max
once dry I decided to pint the entire piece of furniture pink – my aim was to cover the pink with white in specific places, and then sand it down
when the pink paint was dry, i chose to re-paint in white all of it, except for the drawers.
right before the white paint was dried I used a piece of cloth to make those pink marks you can see on top of the dresser.
once the white paint was totally dry i used my sanding block again, to sand down the white paint, and let the white re-appear, it gave the all look to my dressers, making it look older, ad definitely different!
overall it was a very easy process, my first time too! and now i have a piece of furniture no one else has. Really love it!
This is what it looks like in my house now!
Super cute, super girlie! What do you think?