Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. We enjoyed dinners on the porch, movie outings to Pitch Perfect 2 (Chris and me!) and Jurassic World (Chris and the kids went to that one!), yard sales, and furniture work. I finished up this emerald and wood midcentury dresser that I am about to share with you.
One of our vendors at Sweet Clover knows my style and what I love, so every once in a while she’ll text me when she finds something she thinks I may want. She nailed it with this piece! I loved the shape, and the drawers were in pretty decent shape to begin with.
I decided to give it a two toned look, just painting the shell and keeping the drawers and legs wood. I removed the drawers and sanded the body to prepare for paint while I contemplated colors. I knew I could play it safe and paint it white, but I was feeling bold and craving a fresh color.
I decided playing it safe is for sissies. And I am no sissy. I pulled out my General Finishes in Emerald and added a dash of Coastal Blue just to darken and richen it a bit. And I went for it, giving it a total of 3 coats. Once the paint was dry I topped it with two coats of General Finishes topcoat in satin.
For the drawers I created a solution of white distilled vinegar and olive oil in a 1:1 ratio. I used a rag and wiped it on, and it revitalized them perfectly. They only had slight wear and just needed a little love!
This weekend Chris helped me haul it into the house for its photo shoot. I love having white walls in the dining room now because I can utilize one of the walls for staging. For this dresser, I decided to keep my gallery wall in tact (Another dresser I will share later this week had me taking down all of the art for the shoot), as it just seemed to fit right in.
This piece is headed over to Sweet Clover today as we prepare for our weekend’s event. Aside from our regular third weekend sale, we are having our BIG Semi-Annual Sale and adding an extra day of shopping by opening on Thursday. We will have loads of project pieces, markdowns, and some DIY paint demos on Thursday as well! If you are local, I hope to see you there!