a ray of summer sunshine.

Here is it July and I’m not sure if summer has actually arrived in Minnesota.  For those of you not local, the high temps this week were in the upper 60’s to low 70’s.  That is a little unusual, even for Minnesota.  I’m not complaining though, I kind of love it.  Perfect weather for getting stuff painted.

But, I thought I would add a little more summer sunshine into July with this gorgeous dresser.

Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

Scrolly dresser before

 This dresser had fabulous written all over it.  Lucky for me, nnK spotted it on craigslist.  Obviously it was gorgeous in its day, but it was rather the worse for the wear.  The trim detail on the bottom had bits broken off.  There were scratches and dings everywhere.  A couple of the knobs were missing.  Really, it just wasn’t meeting its potential.

My immediate thought was to paint it aqua.  Either Annie Sloan Duck Egg or MMSMP Eulalie’s Sky.  But something about that plan just didn’t sit right.  Then, lying in bed one morning, it came to me.  Mustard Seed Yellow with Linen accents.  I had done another dresser in this color scheme for Junk Bonanza, and it was the first piece of furniture that sold.  I just knew it would be perfect for this one too.

Let’s pop on in to the photo cottage and take a look!

sunshine in cottage

The Mustard Seed Yellow is bright and cheery.  The Linen just makes the details pop.


Suddenly I am craving a glass of freshly squeezed lemonade, or maybe some lemon meringue pie.

sunshine close up

How about you?

summer sunshine afterThis beauty is for sale for $245.  I’ll be posting it on craigslist later today.  If anyone out there wants a delicious pop of yellow dresser, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you via email.

15 thoughts on “a ray of summer sunshine.

  1. What a transformation! This would be sweet for a little girl’s room. To be honest I might have walked past this one. Your visual skills are impressive.


  2. Very pretty. Understanding your “not sitting right”. Do you give free consults? I have a victorian secretary that I need to paint but not sure what color to transform it with. The wood is an eeky orange color…gives me the creeps!


    1. I’ve painted a couple of the eeky orange colored things myself. I usually have to see a piece in person, and then sleep on it a bit before I pick a color. I have to let them speak to me. Is yours speaking to you?


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