Again! I don’t have a before picture for this piece. I am sure now that I took before pictures of a few pieces and then deleted them in my enthusiasm to keep my camera card uncluttered. That’s what I get for trying to be organized!
So, you’ll just have to imagine the before. It was brown and that’s about all I can say about it! It did come with a mirror set in a large frame and I have plans for those, too. For some reason, dresser/mirror pairings don’t sell as well as dressers on their own and mirrors on their own.
The dresser was painted in two coats of MMS Milk Paint in Grain Sack. I lightly sanded it after the paint was dry with a fine sanding sponge and allowed the paint to flake off where it wanted to flake. I love it when pieces chip in a way that looks so authentic.
Because the piece was chippy, I sealed it in Tough Coat.
The knobs are old ones I got off of the dresser I revived with Hemp Oil. Since I had only six knobs, it was perfect.
I like how the white plays off of the slightly gray hue of the Grain Sack paint.
And, as a little bonus, this sweet dresser is on casters.
You know how I feel about casters. And turned legs.
I just realized that I should mention that is a child-sized chair next to the dresser! It’s a petite piece, so I styled it with other small things, but that is throwing off the perspective.
I picked up this little wooden extract box on the shopping trip with my mom last week…
…as well as the little basket. I filled it with a sweet little plant called “baby tears.”
The painting is by our own talented Katie! She is an amazing artist and is letting me use some of her paintings as props in the studio…just on loan to me. They are not for sale, but I’m trying to talk her into painting a few small ones to sell at Lucketts in my booth.
I am so blessed to work with such gifted people.
The other day, Kriste was finishing up a piece and asked me if it was ready for the finish. I looked it over and realized that I use to feel like I had to touch every piece to get it just right. I still want to, but I realized that I don’t have to! It was just me for so many years, that it’s taken me a long time to settle into letting other people carry out my vision.
It’s just all a part of me growing as an entrepreneur…