I told you I would be back yesterday to show you a furniture makeover.
I spent most of the day feeding the fireplace and buried under a blanket watching Hallmark movies.
18 degrees with a 3 degree windchill is just ridiculous.
I’m not made for cold weather.
A few months ago…while it was still warm outside, I bought several pieces of furniture for $100 bucks.
And when I say several I mean 4 -5 pieces.
Beautiful, antique pieces.
This dresser was just one of the pretty pieces.
While it doesn’t look all that bad in the pictures I can assure you…
it had seen it’s better days.
The pulls were missing on the top drawer, the second drawer was missing the stopper that made it stop and the top was just all yucky and beat up.
I did a few minor repairs, cleaned her up and gave the top a good sanding.
She looked much better by the time I was done.
I decided she needed to be painted a chalky mint green.
But I didn’t have any and I wasn’t about to go out and buy any.
So I just mixed up my own.
I had on hand a pretty emerald green color by Pantone and a shimmery pale yellow color (Lunar Tide) by Valspar.
I just mixed until I had the most perfect mint green ever. Then I added my POP mixture little by little until I had the perfect mint green chalk paint that I wanted. You can find recipes for chalk paint all over the interwebs. I used the 2 tbsp POP, 2 tbsp Wa, and then 2 c of paint. The 2’s are just easy for me to remember. This paint goes a long way and you will have plenty to finish your piece.
It doesn’t look perfect in the picture but whatever.
I started with the drawers and then went on to the body of dresser.
I also decided to stain the top and boy am I glad I did. I used Minwax woodfinish in Jacobean. It is absolutely beautiful. The color itself is a great, cool neutral that isn’t too orange, red or yellow. It really brings out the grain in wood giving it a beautiful, aged (but not worn) look. It’s very forgiving and doesn’t show uneven application.
I mean seriously look how pretty that is.
I spray painted the original hard with Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze.
Seriously love that stuff.
See what I mean about the perfect mint green color.
As you can see I heavily distressed her.