This was one of those projects that I started painting with an idea of what I wanted the end result to be, but it just didn’t feel right the whole time I was painting it. I love duck egg blue and I like painting with white but the color coco by Annie Sloan is just not one of my favorites to work with. I’ve seen plenty of pieces painted in it that are so beautiful but every time I use it, well it just bothers me. I kept at it though and the end result is absolutely one of my most favorite pieces to date. Don’t you just love hand painted furniture?
I found this little gem on craigslist. These types of dressers go pretty fast so I picked it up as quick as I could. Although you can’t tell so much from this picture the handles were quite beautiful in person. So I was pretty bummed when I couldn’t find an exact match to replace the broken one any where. This dresser was obviously in a kids room, it had all kinds of stuff on it, crayon, glitter and little princess stickers on it. It took me most of one afternoon just to get this piece clean and ready for painting. I’m guessing the story behind the broken handle is that it was used as a stepping device to get on top of the dresser. I seem to be pulling my little rambunctious two year old off of furniture more and more everyday so I know how that goes.
I think the cast iron drawer pulls I got from Hobby Lobby really pulled it together. I added antique gold Rub n Buff onto them. That stuff is amazing, just wipes right on.
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