The Tricycle Dresser Reveal

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint

It’s been a long time, but I finally painted another red piece…


…and it makes me wonder why I don’t do it more often!  This piece really wears red well.

Here is how it started…


It wasn’t bad at all, but the finish was a little tired and a refresh felt in order.

I painted it in two coat of Tricycle and finished it with one coat of Antiquing Wax.  You can see how I applied the Antiquing Wax HERE.


The color is definitely an attention-grabber, but it’s the hardware that is the real star of this piece and I love how the red sets it off.


If you look closely, you’ll notice that one of the handles was replaced at some point, but I sort of like the show of ingenuity.  That’s something my Opa would’ve done.  Mixed this piece with that to fix a broken handle.


I had this vintage French flag in my prop stash for a while, waiting for the right piece to show it off.

Yes, I was humming songs from Les Miserables while I was hanging it.  “Do you hear the people sing?  Singing the songs of angry men.  They are the music of a people…”


Since the dresser and the flag were so bold, I styled it simply with a glass jar and some branches from my snowball bush.



This dresser is for sale at the studio ($285).  Send me an e-mail if you’re interested or to get more details (

The Tricycle Dresser Reveal

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