That title really doesn’t have much to do with this dresser makeover. I just happened to notice that the clock I used in my photos was set to 5:00 and it reminded me of the song. I’ve had a soft spot for Jimmy Buffet ever since I lived in South Florida. You can’t grow up down there and not turn into a Parrot Head! My favorite Buffet songs are a little more obscure though, such as Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On …
I bought a cheap watch from a crazy man
Floating down canal
It doesn’t use numbers or moving hands
It always just says now
Now you may be thinking that I was had
But this watch is never wrong
And If I have trouble the warranty said
Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On
Somehow I just love the idea of a watch that just says “now.” I often need to be reminded to live in the moment. Someone should make watches like that, don’t you think?
Alas, I don’t make watches! But I do make-over dressers.
I decided to paint it with Miss Mustard Seed’s Artissimo, a beautiful dark blue. Unfortunately I had a really difficult time capturing the color correctly. This photo looks kind of awful. It was so much better in person, I swear.
In fact it was so much better that it is already sold. One of my favorite customers, Susan, came to pick up the Almond & Ironstone dresser and she saw this one and had to have it too! Susan has very good taste 😉
This next photo is the only one that comes close to showing the true color. Just squint a little and imagine this color in the rest of the photos.
Much like with the other pieces in this set, a coat of paint really brought out the details. Aren’t those feet and the trim at the bottom to die for?
The varnish on the top of this dresser had some ‘alligatoring’. I don’t know if that is truly a term or not, but do you know what I mean? I wanted to save that because I love the look of it, so for that reason I chose not to strip and wax the top, but to paint it this time. The milk paint does a great job of bringing out that look.
Ugh. The color. Still not good.
Well, I’m taking a look at my watch and it’s telling me that “now” is the first day of what looks to be a fab weekend. Summer is coming to a close, but I’m going to live in the moment and enjoy every beautiful minute while it lasts. Who’s with me?