I wasn’t really looking for furniture when I was out garage saling with my sister recently, but this mid-century dresser was just too good of a deal to pass up.
Even though mid-mod isn’t really my personal style, I still enjoy working on these pieces. Plus they are just so darn easy to sell when they’re done. And I had an inkling that this dresser would be much improved with a simple coat of paint.
I hope I don’t jinx it by saying that, and I also hope the color I’ve chosen doesn’t make it harder to sell.
I’ve gone with a color from Dixie Belle called Palmetto. It’s a vibrant blue green.
This was really just a basic paint job. I sanded the surface to give it more gripping power to hold the paint, then I cleaned it with a damp rag, then I brushed on two coats of Palmetto. I finished it up with Dixie Belle’s Flat clear coat.
Easy peasy. Nothing fancy. Just a huge pop of color.
Before I put the original drawer pulls back on I washed them with Dawn dish soap and then brightened them up a little with a layer of re.design with prima’s Decor Wax in Eternal.
The gold is gorgeous next to the blue green of the Palmetto.
My new Savoy camera was perfect for staging this dresser.
The green of the knobs and strap are almost a perfect match for the Palmetto.
This is one of those chameleon colors that is hard to capture in photos. I struggled with getting the white balance just right. Really, the color changes based on the light anyway, sometimes looking more green and other times more blue.
It was fun giving this dresser some new life using paint. What do you think of its new look?
If any of you locals are interested, be sure to check my ‘available for local sale’ page for the details.
As always, thanks to Dixie Belle Paint Co for providing products used in this makeover.