When I first started painting furniture, I painted almost everything white. I went through a lot of white paint. I still have a few of those white pieces in my own house.
But lately I’ve been painting with a lot of color. All of the Miss Mustard colors. Some of the Annie Sloan colors. It makes painting more interesting for me, plus I love color.
But, I still love white too.
So when I was trying to decide what to do with this dresser, I decided to go white. But first I gave it an undercoat of pink. I was hoping for lots of chippy white over pink, but I didn’t get lots of chippy. Drat.
It’s still pretty though. There are some tiny hints of the pink.
I made my own pink using MMSMP in Linen with just a spoonful of Tricycle (red).
The pink is topped with two coats of MMSMP in Linen, finished with hemp oil.
The glass drawer pulls are from a set of 6 that I purchased on Etsy. I needed just one of them for a dresser I did last year that was missing just one (sigh, you know how I feel about missing just one!). I was quite happy to find this set on Etsy that matched perfectly because they aren’t your typical glass drawer pull, plus they weren’t too expensive. And now 4 more are being put to good use.
I staged the top of the dresser with some lilacs from my garden and some of my Shabby Chic books. Yes, I have them all, don’t you? There is a lot of white and pink in those books!
I gave this one some french flair with a subtle stencil.
I’ll admit, white taking the photos for this post I got totally sidetracked by how lovely my gardens are looking these days. But seriously, this is the full view, can you blame me?
It feels like everything just started blooming overnight. I have bleeding heart, foam flower, lilacs, bergenia, primrose, and allium blooming now. I even still have some tulips and some seriously late daffodils blooming at the moment.
Oh wait, I got so sidetracked I forgot to show a before and after!
This lovely white dresser is available for sale. If you are interested, leave me a comment.