vintage moxie.

For those of you not local, there is a town across the border in Wisconsin called Dresser.  For me, it leads to a lot of confusion on craigslist when I am searching for a “dresser.”  But, in this case, I found a pair of dressers in Dresser and I sent Mr. Q to pick them up.

They are classic blondes.  A tall gentlemen’s chest …

vintage blonde dresser

And its companion …

vintage blonde dresser

I knew these would be gorgeous painted.  Yet, I struggled a bit at first with inspiration.  I wanted to play up the inset portions of the lower drawers.  I could have done this in my standby Annie Sloan Provence, but quite honestly, I am a little bored with that color right now.  I needed to change it up just a tad.

I was surfing pinterest when I came across this color.

Sherwin Williams Aloe

Hello gorgeous!

This is Sherwin Williams’ Aloe (6464).  The 2013 color of the year from their Vintage Moxie collection.

Um, Vintage Moxie?  Where do I sign?  I’m in.  Clearly this pair of dressers was meant to have a little vintage moxie, and I am just the girl to give it to them.  This color is a gorgeous aqua that leans a bit more towards the green than the blue.  Very similar to the color on my vintage ice cream scale.

vintage ice cream scale and dishes

I purchased the paint from Sherwin Williams in their matte sheen and then doctored it up with my chalk paint recipe (add a little plaster of paris mixed with water) and painted these up.

mcm dresser painted in Sherwin Williams aloe

I used white to accent the detail.

vintage moxie close up q

The hardware totally makes these pieces, don’t you think?  Thank goodness it was all there.

dresser painted in Aloe

 Mid century modern isn’t for everyone, but even so, you gotta admit these are just gorgeous pieces.  They have style oozing from their pores. Very glam-tastic.

vintage blonde dresser painted in Aloe

And I do believe I am in love with this color.  It’s delicious.

mid century modern dresser painted in SW Aloe

Both of these pieces are available, although the low one may be spoken for quickly (I have a customer looking for a piece like this).  The insides of the drawers are in pristine condition and they all function perfectly.  If you are local (I don’t ship) and are interested in prices and/or measurements, just drop me an email at or leave me a comment.

MCM before and after

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