Over a month ago I found a great bowfront dresser on craigslist for $50.
When I went to pick it up, the seller removed her clothes and realized there was a hole in the bottom drawer and asked me if I would still take it if I could have it fro $20. Yes please! I know how to replace drawer bottoms, but since this was a curved front drawer bottom I wanted a hand from my dad. A couple weeks ago I finally was able to get to my parents house and my super handy dad who can pretty much figure out anything helped me with it. So once the drawer was fixed, it was ready! I had a plan for it, but sometimes plans don't always work out. I hit some glitches.
After I commented on this post by Michelle, which featured beautiful images such as this...
Michelle asked me if I had ever painted anything mint green. I had, but it had only been the inside of a cabinet. I thought I would give it a whirl. I mixed up some Annie Sloan chalk paints- some Provence, some Antibes Green, and some Old White. And it created a beautiful mint green color! I started to remove the hardware.
Glitch one: One screw was so stripped that it was not coming out. I put all the rest of the hardware back on and decided to paint the hardware with it. Thankfully chalk paint sticks to metal!
So I painted it all with two coats of my custom color.
Glitch two: It was such a pretty color, but I wanted to antique it a little more after distressing so I waxed it and then I tried the Annie Sloan dark wax and I hated it on this color. My soft pretty color went from a soft pretty mint green to a dirty green. So I painted back over it and was happier again.
And here it is now... it's not my favorite color, but it certainly was fun to do something in this mint green.
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