Sometimes, staining or re-painting that old piece of furniture just doesn't cut it. I have refinished loads of furniture in my life and sometimes, you just want to do something unique and fun to satisfy that creative streak, like my colorful ombre dresser. Hence, my dandelion hand painted dresser came into being!
Dandelion Hand Painted Dresser
I will start out by saying I am NOT an artist. So my first dandelion hand painted dresser took me awhile to get all the dimensions right, figure out placements and figure out the easiest way to paint a dandelion. Once I finished it I couldn't part with it. You can view my full post here.
However, it was so popular that when I brought the other dresser (below) home my husband suggested doing dandelions on this one as well. He has great ideas sometimes!
Since this dresser has 4 drawers instead of 3, I had to figure out how to cover the top drawer without making my dandelions look too big, wild and out of place. A blowing dandelion was the perfect solution and it made it different from my original chest.
The wood grain is beautiful on this dresser, creating the perfect backdrop for these dandelions. I painted the frame of this dresser with Benjamin Moore's White Dove and lightly distressed the edges. I stained the front of the drawers with Jacobean by Minwax. Next, I sealed this piece with a waterbased polyurethane. This seems to hold up the best with my kids. Opting for glass knobs helped to not cover up the dandelions too much.
One big change I made was to replace the top of this dresser. Unfortunately, there was some water damage and the veneer was peeling. I tried to salvage the old top, but peeling the veneer off was going to be a very time consuming job. So, replacing it seemed to be the best option. At Lowe's they carry pine panels that are already joined together (here). So all I had to do was cut it down to the size, route the edges, paint it and reattach it.
And I just love these caster wheels! They add so much character and charm to this little dresser.
I love how this hand painted dandelion dresser turned out! It sold at my last vintage market! For more DIY tutorials, see my youtube channel here.
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