A Mauve-lous Vintage Dresser Makeover

There’s just no easier way to bring a tired old piece back to life than with a bit of paint! I can’t wait to share this {mauve-lous} vintage dresser makeover!

There's just no easier way to bring a tired old piece back to life than with a bit of paint! I can't wait to share this {mauve-lous} vintage dresser makeover! | www.makingitinthemountains.com

We all know the transformative power of paint! It’s definitely no secret my friends.

It’s inexpensive, easy to use and the possibilities are endless really – from walls, to furniture and everything in between, paint is by far the easiest way to transform the look and feel of pretty much anything!

Seriously, it’s the DIY’er’s version of the Midas Touch.

Yet, for some reason, I still find myself surprised each and every time I put it to work. Surprised at how quick and easy it is to create such an impact. Surprised at just how drastic that change can be.

Case and point – this old dresser.

Vintage Dresser Makeover
I painted this piece out a few years ago with a bit of creamy white chalk paint and, truth is, it’s really not in bad shape. In fact, I actually still really liked it.

It has a SO much charm and character!

Vintage Dresser Makeover
Buuuuut…

I’ve been looking to add a bit of storage to my new office space (can there ever be enough?). And, I was looking for something with a bit more personality. Something that would fit in perfectly with the other gorgeous pieces I’ve put to work in the space…

 

So, when Beauti-Tone Paints announced this gorgeous colour as their 2017 Colour of the Year, I knew this was my chance – THE ONE I’d been holding out for.

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Plus, that name {You Look Mauve-lous} couldn’t be more fitting!

I picked up a can of their “Natura” no VOC paint, which I had tinted with this new {You Look Mauve-lous} colour, threw down an old painting sheet and got right to work, slapping a quick coat of paint all over this beauty. And then, because my farmhouse loving self just couldn’t resist, once it was all dry, I roughed it up a bit with a sanding block to let some of the old cream and wood show through.

Mauve-less Vintage Dresser Makeover | www.makingitinthemountains.com
Friends, I don’t have to tell you … I was head over heels in love with the results!

Mauve-less Vintage Dresser Makeover | www.makingitinthemountains.com
The mauve colour couldn’t have been more perfect for this vintage piece!

Mauve-less Vintage Dresser Makeover | www.makingitinthemountains.com
I adore the way it looks paired with the wood tones of the knobs and top and love how perfectly it fits with the vintage lines of this dresser!

Mauve-less Vintage Dresser Makeover | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Mauve-less Vintage Dresser Makeover | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Mauve-less Vintage Dresser Makeover | www.makingitinthemountains.com
I really think this pretty little dresser looks right at home in my new farmhouse style office space!

Mauve-less Vintage Dresser Makeover | www.makingitinthemountains.com

Mauve-less Vintage Dresser Makeover | www.makingitinthemountains.com



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I’d love for you to pop on over to check out the full reveal of farmhouse office space

Easy ways to create a unique & beautiful farmhouse style office space...
 

Or, you might like to see how I put more Beauti-Tone paint to work in our new farmhouse style family room

Farmhouse Style Family Room
 

Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!

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21 thoughts on “A Mauve-lous Vintage Dresser Makeover

  1. Kristi, what a lovely job you did of painting this antique dresser! Love it! How nice to have it in your office.

  2. Its an absolutely beautiful redo and it fits perfectly in your office space. I do have a question about it, did you put a finish on it?

    1. Thanks so much Amanda! Since I was looking for that distressed look, I didn’t bother finishing it with anything. I didn’t put any sort of top coat on my bedroom dressers and they’ve been holding up perfectly.

  3. Omgosh, I love it! It’s amazing how such a subtle color change can completely transform the piece. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous makeover with us at Merry Monday this week!

  4. This is a gorgeous color. It’s not a true purple or pink. I love and so happy you shared at Dishing it and Digging it link party. It’s great seeing what you have been up too.

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