I did not like the piece of decorative wood at the top of the drawers, so that had to come off first. I cut a new piece and nailed it on. A few weeks ago I say Miss Mustard Seed's post about her yellow dresser and I knew I wanted to do a piece inspired by it. I haven't tried Lemon Meringue by The Urban Rooster , so I got it out and painted 2 coats on the dresser. I wanted to hand paint a design on the front of the dresser, so I pulled out white chalk paint and a small artist brush. I just sort of let the dresser inspire me.
I thought there were a lot of straight lines, so I painted a wreath in the middle of the drawers and then I added a similar detail on the sides. I enjoy the concentration of hand painting-for some reason it is relaxing for me and lets me feel creative.
I distressed and chipped the paint to help age it. The color was a little to bright and sunny for the look I was going for, so I aged and darkened it with AS dark wax/tung oil.
The last step to finish the dresser off was to put on pretty knobs by D. Lawless Hardware .
|D. Lawless Hardware ceramic knobs|
I had a difficult time capturing the true mustard yellow of this dresser in my photo, but it is very pretty in real life. It is looking for a new home!
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