Let me tell you how crazy yesterday morning was. I told you all that I was headed to the gym to take a Body Step class. I had never taken it and was looking forward to taking it with two of my girlfriends. We headed into the class and were greeted by a sub who told us she didn’t do step so we were going to get Total Body Conditioning. Well that was fine by me… still a great workout! It started out great and we were all loving it and having fun… when suddenly the fire alarm went off. The instructor ran out to check and sure enough she told us we should leave. We grabbed our things and as we walked out of the studio, there was smoke in the air, and sprinklers were on in the gym. It’s in a strip mall and turns out the space that is for lease next door had a fire. The firemen arrived within minutes… needless to say, my friends and I were a little freaked and we didn’t stick around. But I did go to one of their houses and continue my workout! Not going to let anything get in my way! 🙂
So this week has been all about the dressers I picked up in West Virginia, so I figured I would share with you the last one I bought there. You have already seen the two toned oak dresser, as well as the vintage dresser I kept for my room, and today you will see the last one, a sweet vintage 3 drawer dresser with a mirror.
Here is what I was working with….
I loved the pretty wood tones of the drawers and loved the original hardware. I didn’t love the shape the top was in, and the sides weren’t as pretty as the front either. I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed’s Grainsack milk paint. It’s a beautiful slight gray. I sanded the body first lightly, then mixed my paint. I gave it two coats, and then used super fine sandpaper to sand all over, to allow the paint to wear and ship where it wanted to. Finally, I waxed it with a clear wax and buffed it. I wish you could feel this dresser because if you could, it would feel like buttah.
Here is the final result… I realize that two toned isn’t always for everyone, and it’s not even really for me in my own home aside from some wood tops with painted bases, but I like it. 🙂
Peek-a-boo!!! Here I wanted to show you the mirror…. I tried to clean the mirror BEFORE I waxed… the cleaner ended up taking paint off the mirror frame as I wiped. So I waxed it and then finished cleaning. Here you can see where it took some off, but I decided just to roll with it…. It suits the look. 🙂 But lesson learned- wax, then clean the mirror! And as you can see, the mirror still needs a little more cleaning.
Sarah and I will be setting up our barn space on Monday. It’s already going to be full, and not with any of the pieces I have shared this week. (I have a big dining table I have wanted to share, but haven’t had the chance to photograph!) The good news is when March rolls around, I will be all set to fill ‘er back up!