I bought this little antique gem along with the one I refinished in mint from the same ol' English lady who was moving house. This is the one I asked Mr. Chuckles to help me fix the missing piece of veneer on in my previous post. His methods may be a little unconventional (erm. just a little), but he sure did come through with the goods, because you can't even tell there was ever anything wrong with it.
I opted for a teal-blue colour which I custom mixed. I knew I was going to do some heavy distressing which looks great with the really dark stained finish poking through on the sides
I accented with some of the mint I had left over from my previous project which I really like as it adds some highlights and moves your eye around the piece a lot.
I also painted that neat little recessed detailing in mint as well. Initially I was going to do it a dark colour (black?), but Im glad I decided to go with a lighter colour as I think it keeps it elegant and fresh.
I did some really heavy distressing on this one, more so than on the mint to really make it look rustic and antique.
I enjoyed working on these little dressers, it was a nice change from the big-bertha's I usually do. Speaking of big-bertha, I just returned home with a massive 9-drawer dresser. Stay tuned for the transformation!
Have a great weekend. Im off camping - again!