Friday, 6 September 2013

Ornate + Mint + White = Yum!

This solid wood dresser was in fantastic shape when I picked her up.  She was a lovely dark wood and had been taken well care of over the years.  I hesitated for a moment before breaking out the paint cans.  But like a good addict, I conceded in the end!

I wanted a break from turquoise, thought about a nice dark grey, but in the end I went with a mint/white combo.

This piece has fantastic hardware!  Large, solid and very curvy.  They just don't make hardware like this any more!

I bought some new paper about a week and a half ago and got to put it to good use!  This is a floral mint/white paper and it goes perfectly with the theme.

I used modpodge to attach it - easy peasy!

I used my Zinsser primer again and tinted it a similar shade of green.  I used my favorite dulux paint in satin for the body, I custom tinted using some green tint I got from the paint store  

I painted out some of the trim in white, and then distressed it a bit to age it up.  I also distressed the entire dresser lightly.

I think this piece would lovely in a nursery, or a room featuring neutrals or soft pastels.

And here is the before - quite the looker in her original duds, wouldn't you agree?

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  1. AHH I love it!! I love the big old 70s dressers. The guys that work at the thrift stores always think I'm nuts. :)

  2. Gorgeous piece!Oh wow!!! I loooovveee the color choice and the accents make it look rich and elegant! Thanks for sharing at the Fluster Buster party, please join us again next week!, Lizy party co host

  3. It's beautiful. The new mint color is much better than the original wood finish, in my opinion.

  4. So pretty! I'm featuring it in this week's Power of Paint Party Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

  5. This is so pretty - just love the color. Painting it brought out the wonderful details in this piece. Love the paper detail too - so perfect and unexpected.