Hint of Mint Dresser

My sister and I found this old dresser while hitting some garage sales recently. It was a screaming deal as it came from an estate sale and they really needed to get things out so they threw in a desk with the purchase. I had no desire to cram all this in my SUV, but my sister needed a desk for her new house so we obliged and hilarity ensued. 2 girly girls (one in a strapless sun dress) aren’t too capable of heavy lifting…
Somehow we all arrived in one piece!
I first did a coat of white, which looked lovely but a smidge plain. Knowing I wanted to reuse the gorgeous gold handles I decided to add the faintest of faint mint green cabana stripes. I have always loved the look of gold and green together and was instantly happy with the results.
It is so faint, but still noticable (more so in real life). I dream of this as a bedside table in a seaside cottage. Or in a beautiful white nursery.

Some people would hardly notice the mint…

But I am more of a quiet relaxed girl, and I like that it is a little mysterious.
The original hardware was so beautiful I could hardly refuse to bring it back.

This is definitely one of my favorite pieces… ever. I don’t know why, but it just makes me happy~

Hint of Mint Dresser

29 thoughts on “Hint of Mint Dresser

  1. I am loving those gold handles!!

    I can just picture you guys trying to wrangle this sucker (in a strapless dress, no less!), haha. Sounds like me every time I get left alone in Home Sense! You'd be surprised how much a VW jetta can hold!!


  2. To be honest when I looked at the first photo I thought the dresser was hideous and no-one could do anything to that. You've certainly proved me wrong – I have to say the piece is now stunning. I love the subtlety of the stripes and the handles are beautiful.


  3. this piece really is lovely. and the mint is very faint, i had to squint to see it. haha
    you said you painted it white, but what did you do to make it look distressed?



  4. This piece is absolutely beautiful and I have been following you for awhile and I agree with you, its one of my favorite pieces you've done so far! I love the slight color difference and those handles are to die for! I love when old hardware can be saved!


  5. I am not sure what “farmerandmrs” is getting at or why she is speaking for people without carpenter husbands but as one of those girls without a handy husband I can tell you that I love your blog the way it is.


  6. Way too funny, I can just imagine my sister and I doing the exact same thing…In sundresses too :)

    I love this dresser…the hint of pale green is so subtle and pretty especially against those gold pulls. (I also adore the styling you did with this peice) great job!!

    ~ Navya


  7. Those handles are divine and I didn't even notice the stripes on my crappy laptop screen until I read it and looked again. You have mastered the art of stylish subtlety, indeed! (But we already knew that …)


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