I did end up choosing to paint the Hudson with MMS Artissimo. And voila, here he is.
I absolutely adore him. This was the perfect color, and I’m so glad I saw Danielle’s piece and was inspired to go with it.
I used MMS furniture wax as my top coat this time, and I did find that the color did not get as dark as it does with hemp oil. Really, both finishes are nice with this paint color, but if you want the blue to be a little more obvious, then wax is the way to go.
You’ll notice that I gave him all new knobs. I have a confession to make. I am a bit of a hardware snob. I prefer to retain original hardware, and when that doesn’t work, I have always tried to use vintage replacements. I have quite a stash of vintage knobs that I’ve picked up over the years. But this guy has 12 knobs! I just didn’t have a dozen knobs that would work. And, coincidentally, we FINALLY got a Hobby Lobby in the Twin Cities!
I stopped in the other day and was quite certain I had died and gone to knob heaven.
I knew that Hobby Lobby had a good selection of inexpensive knobs. Every time I visit my mom in Nevada, I bring home a suitcase full of knobs and other fun stuff from her local Hobby Lobby. Now I have a local store! And not only that, knobs were 50% off the day I went in. It’s as if it was meant to be. I stocked up. Big time.
And I found the perfect knobs for the Hudson. They look old, and they don’t distract from the fabulous detail on this dresser. Look at these amazing legs, and the details around the bottom.