Sometimes I wonder how I was lucky enough to scoop up THIS piece or THAT piece… I’ve found some good ones over the years of refinishing. I was browsing the furniture section of my local marketplace and saw that this beautiful Stanley dresser had been sitting for awhile… I instantly fell in love with the hardware and the bun feet.
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The body of this piece is painted in Wise Owl Paint – One Hour Enamel in the color Weathervane. I love this product for a Mid Century piece because it has a built in sealant with a really great satin sheen to finish it off. It really looks lovely on a MCM!
A couple messages and less than 24 hours later, it was all mine! Just a friendly reminder to look PAST that orangey oak, or the dated feel…and start daydreaming about how you could bring new life to a piece of old furniture!
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The hardware felt modern and masculine to me, so I knew this piece had to be 1. Painted a dark color, and 2. Have some sort of dark stain on it to really bring out some moody vibes.
I went with General Finishes “Coastal Blue” and stained the top with Minwax “Jacobean”… the end results were perfect, and exactly what I was envisioning for this piece! To add some extra charm, I even sanded down the bun feet and stained them in the Jacobean as well… take a look!
You can check out this video of a peak at how I stained the top of the dresser:
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Talk soon! Hailey❤️