Re-Published Post From Distressed Donna Down Home Blog
The very minute I mixed the paint for this small dresser I knew her name was Tuula.
Most of you know Tuula McPhee of The Thrifty Rebel. I have been reading her blog for more than a year now and enjoy every post.
I thought at first she had to be a Southern US girl, but no, Tuula McPhee (probably one of the best Southern names I have ever heard!) is a Canadian of Finnish descent. She has a deep love of color – especially pink.
The small dresser sat in the downstairs foyer for years holding paper supplies. I am moving furniture around to get my craft room organized and she had to go.
No before pic, but she was not in bad shape. The drawer glides had to be reset and the whole dresser needed some serious sanding. The top sported a burn mark.
The hardware just needed to be clean with some white vinegar. The finish was definitely orange, but most of that came off with the sanding.
I did manage to get a small bit of what was under that finish. Mostly bare wood.
I decided on a strange shade of red from the oops section, but there was not enough. So I threw in some gray-white oops paint and some non-sanded grout and water. There was a beautiful shade of pink chalk paint.
It was Tuula pink!
After painting two coats, I wiped some off for distressing.
Wasn’t quite distressed enough for me.
More sanding was needed.
I took her down hard around the edges and the top and the sides.
Okay, so I distressed her quite a bit all over.
After all that abuse distressing, I rubbed her down good with Minwax clear wax. Then followed that with a rub down with Howard’s Golden Oak wax.
Then I buffed,
and I buffed,
and I buffed
Until she gleamed in the setting sun.
One of my customers renamed the paint color to PANK!
I think that says it all.
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