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Waterfall Dresser Makeover with Pastel Paint Colors

I hope you’re having a great Monday! This week I did a waterfall dresser makeover with pastel paint colors and some blending. Before I get started with the tutorial today, I just wanted to comment on the waterfall dresser. Usually when I paint this type of furniture that is also known as “newlywed furniture”, I get a lot of comments from people wanting to know why I’m painted such valuable furniture or painting an antique. To be honest, the value is in the nostalgia. This furniture is part of the Art deco movement and is actually made from plywood. It gained popularity because it was affordable because of how it was produced and the materials used! You could buy a whole bedroom set for $20 to $40 and generations of family members would keep the furniture because it had meaning or it was nostalgic. But this type of furniture was not made to last and if you find it, it’s really common to see chipped veneer and other issues. It doesn’t have much monetary value at all, so to me, why not fix it up and create something beautiful? My point is that I’m not ruining an antique piece of furniture. Now that we’ve cleared that up, keep reading for the actual makeover.

Supply List for the Waterfall Dresser Makeover with Pastel Paint Colors

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  1. Surf Prep Sanding Kit (Use coupon code BELLARENOVARE10 )

Step 1: Cleaning and Removing Hardware

This piece needed a good cleaning and I also removed all the hardware since I wasn’t keeping that and had purchased something different for the drawers.

Step 2: Making a Custom Scented Big Mama’s Butta