Can I let you in on a little secret without you thinking I’m weird?
Whenever I find a vintage piece of furniture curbside [like this one], I do a little happy dance! It doesn’t matter if a passer-by is walking their dog – if a FedEx dude is making a delivery – or if a landscaper is mowing a lawn, I still indulge in my weird little happy dance!
And that’s exactly what I did when I found this curb-shopped vintage dresser. Take a look at this charming piece!
Someone had lovingly tried to repair the wonky bottom drawer. They even went to the trouble to attach a note saying “I need wood glue. That’s it!” If that’s not a shout out for ‘saaaave me’, I don’t know what is.
Unfortunately, the repair wasn’t a quick fix with wood glue. MMM reconfigured the bottom drawer and ended up making an entirely new face because sadly, their new drawer front had warped.
Once everything was all fixed, I read over all your color suggestions on Facebook – which I’m loving btw! – and blended a few of them together.
Here’s what we ended up with. Take a look at this Rebel Yellow Vintage Beauty…
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REBEL YELLOW VINTAGE DRESSER MAKEOVER::
Once this vintage dresser was repaired and cleaned, it was sanded, primed – and then I used a layering and blending technique to get this finish.
The Rebel Yellow is the star of the show but combined with Annie Sloan’s Olive Chalk Paint and DB Terracotta, it makes for a gorgeous retro-blend! I didn’t have any on hand, but DB Collard Greens is a perfect substitute for AS Olive if you were looking for a less expensive option.
The vintage handles on the top two drawers were taken off this Dark Romance Radio Cabinet that I shared a few weeks ago. The oval knobs on the bottom drawers are a 50% off Hobby Lobby find.
I really like the hints of the Terracotta peeking through. It gives this piece a warm pink-ish hue and makes for a beautiful finish.
The black wax is only applied around the edges where the Olive green was used, and then ever so slightly blended into the Rebel Yellow. This adds some retro-drama. 😉 What do you think?
I hope today’s curb-shopped makeover sparks some ideas for your upcycling projects. You guys are always inspiring me so thank YOU!
I’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR QUESTIONS AND/OR TIPS AND WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS CURB-SHOPPED DRESSER MAKEOVER. FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. 🙂
Happy furniture painting my friends!
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