Are you ready for spring? Now that it’s finally March I’m itching for warmer weather and more sunshine!
Since I’m getting so excited for spring, I thought I’d try a springy green color on this dresser.
My husband and I received this dresser as part of a set from a family member who had it in storage. They know I paint furniture and offered to give us the set for free! Gotta love free furniture, right?!
This piece is HEA-VY, but the cool thing is that it has casters underneath, so rolling it around was easy! It was in great condition, but was in need of a facelift.
I used a custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors to get the final color. I mixed up several different concoctions to get just the right color. Once the colors had dried, I chose the perfect one. But then I had a lapse in judgement and changed it at the last minute. Big mistake! The color turned out too minty for my liking and I pretty much hated it! It didn’t help that I had covered a HUGE dresser in a color I wasn’t a fan of!
No fear! Dark wax to the rescue! I covered the whole piece with dark wax instead of using clear wax and it toned down the minty-ness perfectly! Now it’s back to a nice calming, spring green color.
The drawer pulls are original. I looked for pulls at a few different stores, but couldn’t find any that were the right size and ready to buy right there in the store. I really wanted the pulls to be white to keep the piece from feeling too big and heavy, so I painted the original pulls with ASCP Old White, lightly distressed them with a wet rag, and then covered them with a mix of clear and dark wax.
I often forget that you can distress ASCP with a wet rag. I was reminded of this fact recently by another blogger and thought I’d try it on this piece. I’m so glad I did because I really love the authentic distressed look it gives.
I hope this piece helps you get in the mood for spring! Although I’m sure by now, just about everyone is ready for a bit of warmer weather!