Remember this dresser that I painted last fall?
It simply wasn’t selling.
I’m not sure if it was the color, or the floral transfer, or the mirror, or simply a combination of all three. But after six months of watching it gather dust in my dining room I was ready to give it a makeover.
I mentioned it in front of my niece one day and she said ‘nooooo … I love that one.’ Then she asked if I’d be willing to trade her for the dresser that I painted for her a couple of years ago instead.
I thought about it for about a second and then said ‘sure, why not?’ As much as my niece loved the Miss Mustard Seed’s Luckett’s Green paired with purple flowers, I didn’t think that combo would be a big seller in my market at large. But I was going to be repainting a piece either way, so why not repaint this one?
So we traded.
The teal blue dresser went to my niece’s house, and the green one came home with me. To prep this piece for a fresh paint job I sanded it fairly heavily to make sure I’d get good adhesion. Then I cleaned it and painted it with two coats of Fusion’s Park Bench.
I’ve had great success selling mid-mod pieces painted in this color. Although this dresser isn’t classically mid-century modern, I knew I could pump up the modern quotient a bit with new hardware.
These knobs are all from Hobby Lobby. I’ve used them before on pieces painted in this gorgeous shade of green, so I knew they’d be perfect on this one too.
I staged this piece super simply with some postcards that I bought in Montenegro when we were there last November, my green Collier’s World Atlas and some vibrant impatiens.
Now don’t tell my niece, but I think I just may have gotten the better end of the bargain in this trade.
What do you think?