Long story short—I bought this dresser, night stand, and bed in the 90’s. It had a sUper dark stain, I painted it a pale celery green, an artist-friend added the touch of pansies and strawberries!
I bought it for resale—but it didn’t. 😥 (Actually, the night stand did!)
*My bf and I were working the flea market hard–4 summer shows each season and making mAd money during the rEAlly eARly Shabby Chic-craze!
~We took a lOt of flack at times for painting “good wood!” and liked to experiment with all kinds of color–not just the standard white. I had to do some DiGGing just to find this–can’t find its darkly stained original look.
*Did I mention we were in gRADe school when we started doing this!?!
Since the bedroom set didn’t sell, it rotated in and out of storage and being lent out to family. Last spring I completely re-fashioned the bed for mom’s guest bedroom—reupholstering the headboard and caning the foot board–
~remember this project–?!?
After scraping some of the rough and bubbled paint, and priming out some stains–I began painting it alabaster white, which looked fresh, but the painted top wasn’t WoWing me. So I stripped it—BeTTer!
Wanting to decoupage the drawer fronts with old sheet music and pages from old books~ just to balance out the “colors,” I painted the side panels my fav-Revere Pewter.
I sanded off the excess of the pages, and then waxed the sides and guides of the drawers and dresser so eVerything would open and close really smoothly! What a workout! Lastly–I changed the hardware to something “chunkier!”
Yes~ my work space is OuT of ConTRoL!
~And THaT’s anOTHer project!
The dresser is at the store now, looking for a new home!