When I switched my son's baby decor out for his big boy furniture, one thing that had to go was his old white dresser. It was still adorable, but didn't fit his new room's theme. There were a few blemishes on it, so I decided to refinish it before it could go on to its next home...but I wasn't expecting to get so emotional! Something about stripping the paint off the first piece of furniture I ever finished, transforming a piece that used to hold my little man's changing station, and the entire idea of him growing up just got to me! I knew if I was going to transform this dresser, for my own sanity I needed to make it COMPLETELY different than it was before. I needed to be able to detach! So, out went the old white paint, and in came the bold and over the top purple, turquoise, and copper.
I went with Wise Owl's Black Cherry and Deep Turquoise, blended together with a Cling On brush. I varnished it with Matte Varnish to give it just a hint of sheen but a ton of durability. To make it sparkle, I added a heavy dose of copper to the legs and all the edges.
And for a moment of reminiscing...here's what it looked like after I originally painted it white and set it up in our nursery. Now, if you don't mind, I'll just be over here squeezing my giant 3 year old, while crying about how quickly he is growing up!!