Coral dresser makeover.
Our guest bedroom needed an accents piece. A dresser perhaps. So I was on the hunt for something victorian, curvy, and chic. When I came across this gem on kijiji, I knew it was the perfect candidate!
Going through a phase where I obsessed over anything coral, it was obvious that this was the colour of choice for the dresser. Also, since the decor in the guest bedroom was pretty neutral, the space needed a bold accent piece.
I began this project by lightly sanding down the entire dresser to ensure the primer would adhere. The drawer fronts were a bit empty looking in the centre so I glued on a few wooden overlays that I purchased at my local home reno store; an elaborate circular piece - cut in half - on the centre front, and four small flowers near the corners. I had a couple of the flowers left over so I used them on the sides of the dresser. I then painted the entire piece with a paint and primer in one paint in my chosen shade of coral. Once the base coat was dry, I applied a slightly darker shade of coral paint and then a light white wash around the edges of the wooden details. Next, I sanded off the coral paint on all the raised edges and corners, a couple of areas on the top surface, and in any place that may naturally get roughened over the years. Finally, two coats of clear polyurethane to seal the deal, a new set of hardware, and this beauty was finished!
It's the perfect punch of colour against a neutral setting in our guest bedroom.