Happy Monday! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! After a very warm week last week, we had a slightly cooler weekend, but it was still great outdoor weather. Saturday I woke early to head to the flea market with a friend. We were limited on time, but both of us left with treasures…. I purchased a dresser and a mirror as well as a gorgeous antique bed! The wife of the farmer who owns the barn we sell our goods at frequents the market as well. I had no room in my vehicle, but when I ran into her I gave her money for the bed in case she was able to fit it on her way out if she had time or room. I was happy to see the bed was left in my space for me when I headed over there to drop something off yesterday! I can’t wait to work on it!
After the flea market, Emmy had a soccer game, followed by Sawyer’s soccer game later in the day. Sawyer’s team has been improving so much already and they had their first victory! I was proud of my son and also proud of my husband, aka Coach Chris. After the game Sawyer headed home with some friends to go on a mushroom hunt on their property. They didn’t find any, but they did discover a couple snakes, and saw that one of their cats was having kittens! So it was an exciting afternoon for him! That night they brought him back home, and stayed for a little cookout and outside play for the kids! I love that where we live now, we can just get together with friends, hang out on the porch or in the house, and the kids can just run and play and just BE KIDS. I couldn’t be happier and in a better place to raise our kids.
Sunday I started my day out with my morning walk with friends. The day began on the chilly side, but warmed up and soon the kids were playing basketball in the driveway, I was painting away, and Chris was tilling our soon to be vegetable garden. I worked on my flea market finds, so thought I would share one of those makeovers today. See the pretty empire dresser behind the mirror? That’s the one I want to show you.
I knew I wanted it to be a color like sea glass… not that I had any on hand! But I did have Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue as well as CeCe Caldwell’s Alaska Tundra Green. I mixed them on a one to one ratio…. I was just praying they would mix well! 🙂 Thankfully they mixed very well and the paint still had fabulous adhesion! I had lightly sanded the dresser just in case.
I gave it two coats of my custom minty color, distressed it, and then used one of my go-to waxes. There are so many furniture waxes out there, and one of my favorites is Liberon Black Bison in clear from Rockler. I applied it with a brush, and it went on beautifully, giving a nice rustic finish, and it buffs to a gorgeous soft sheen. It also helped to really bring out the color, which was on the paler side before application. In the picture below, you can see the body was waxed and the drawers were not yet- do you see the difference in color? The wax really brought it out! And one thing I know I have told you all before…. this wax smells amazing! Seriously, when I haul furniture that has been waxed with it to the barn in my car, I enjoy the aroma for the entire ride!
Anyhow, once I had it all waxed, it came time for knobs. I did not have enough of any one kind, but I had some that would mix well. If you follow me on instagram (cassie8978) you will know I was asking opinions with a few options. I eventually settled on green glass for the top drawers, and clear glass flowers for the bottom drawers. I was going for a soft and beachy look, and I think this combination suited that look the most.
Here is the dresser now…
And I love how glass knobs catch the light.
Unfortunately, we are out of room at the barn, so this one may have to wait til next month’s sale! In the meantime I will enjoy keeping an eye on it.
Speaking of the barn, I am off to finish up there with Sarah right now! I hope to have pictures to share tomorrow! Enjoy your day!