Oh man! This was a beast of a piece to work on! That title says it all! I seriously almost let this guy win. The dresser was a trash pick. My friend posted a picture of it on Facebook. It was down the street from her on trash day and she just didn’t need another dresser in her life, so she thought she’d share the love and let her friends know it was out there! I quickly showed my hubby the picture, we threw the trailer on the car and were off! I probably looked like a crazy person, but I wanted that darn dresser! You just can’t argue with free! Am I right?! We got to the dresser and I wasn’t quite sure it was meant to be. But hey, it was free, so we’d try it out. I could always put it in my own trash, right? We got it home and let it sit for a few weeks while I worked on other things. I finally got to refinishing it and noticed that I had a lot of sanding to do. The finish was starting to peel off, so it all needed to be sanded back smooth. At this point, I wasn’t sure it was worth it. The top was in pretty bad shape and I wasn’t sure I could salvage it. But I just kept at it and prepped the whole piece. I actually used a left over paint color that I don’t really like on the top just to test it out. I wasn’t going to throw my best color on it and then have it not take the paint well and have to trash the piece! No way! So I got out my ugly color – which shall remain nameless – and tried it out on the top. And it took way better than I thought it would! I sanded it a little to smooth everything out and I was in business! After I was relatively sure this would actually work out, I brought out my fave color right now – Silver Mink by Maison Blanche Paint Co. It is such a pretty color. It’s gray, but has a little bit of a blue hue on this piece. But on the last piece I used it on (click here to see it), it had more of a greige hue to it. It’s a beautiful chameleon color. And I love it. End of story! I painted the body of the piece with Silver Mink and then the bead board sides, feet, and details of the drawers in Ivory (by MB, also). I am super into two-toned pieces. I don’t know why, I guess they just have a little more personality. It’s kind of become my “thing”. And I like it! I brought this piece to my booth at Painted Farmgirl in Hudsonville, MI last week and it sold just a few days later! Guess I need to get started on another piece, huh?!