It’s time for a good old fashioned dresser before & after here at Miss Mustard Seed. We all loves those, right? This was a piece I did for the Lucketts fair a couple of weeks ago…
Here’s how it looked before. Just a ho-hum dresser…
It needed a lot of repair to the drawers, which was the biggest task. Once those were fixed, I stripped the top of the dresser to refinish the natural wood and lightly sanded the base to prep it for painting. From the moment I bought this dresser, I envisioned it being Mustard Seed Yellow. Beyond that, I wasn’t sure. I just let the piece develop as I worked on it…which is usually how I work on pieces.
I highlighted the details with white acrylic paint and added little green knobs from Hobby Lobby for a little pop of color. To me, this dresser just looks happy.
I finished the piece by staining the top in Dark Walnut, lightly distressing the base with 180 grit sand paper and then applied a coat of MMS hemp oil on everything. I found a new way I like to apply the hemp oil and I’ll share that soon.
I have a bunch of painting projects in the hopper, so more tutorials and before & afters are on their way!
PS – The dresser did sell at the fair, but the tole chandelier did not, surprisingly. My dad is now rewiring it and I will sell it in my online shop when it’s up an running.