Tuesday, August 3, 2010

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~

29 comments:

christine said...

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!!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

i LOVE it!!!!!!

Stacey @ Petite de Lis Paperie said...

Those gold handles are fabulous!!!

Melodie said...

Those handles are awesome. Very nice piece.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Love the subtle stripes, very pretty and quiet. Great find!
Hope your having a great day!
Londen

Samantha2818 said...

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.
~Sam

Rachel @ La Bella Bungalow said...

I have to agree with you Holly - this is one of my favorites too. Love it! And those handles look fabulous.

Rachel
xoxo

This Full Life said...

Holly I agree with you - this piece turned out so beautiful. I ove that antique gold patina against the mellow green.

amber said...

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?

amber

Laurie Jones said...

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!

Lee Laurie said...

I love it and the handles are great too! I like the green stripes as well.

Jen.Jensen said...

This piece is amazing! I would die for that mirror :)

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

You're right! It's just a "whisper" of green. I had to squint to see it. But I love it!

Miss Money said...

gorgeous! Great find!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh, this is so pretty!!!

Jessica said...

You are so talented! I love the colour (I can totally see the minty hue).

Jessica

Pudel-design said...

Every time i see a piece yo`ve made, i want go into my garage and paint something!
I ts really inspiering!

Lovely greetings...

emily said...

oh my ... this one is striking!

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

It's beautiful Holly, amazing job!

XO
Lenore

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Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Turned out so mice. The hardware is great! What a beautiful find.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

I LOVE it!!!!Beautiful with the gold handles too:)
~Debra
Blog; Capers of the vintage vixens

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

Love it so much! The handles are just perfect with the subtle green stripes! I have to agree with you, this is one of my favourite pieces too!

Kate said...

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.

The DG Family said...

Love this!!

Rebecca said...

Its perfect!!! Love the original handles and the faint mint stripes!

JoLynn said...

I love it!! Normally, I would not have much love for the gold handles, but they look great here!! Wish I lived closer. :)

pitcherandpearl.com said...

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

twenty eight said...

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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