Yay Our First Blog!
Ok, so let me just get this out of the way and say that I am absolute garbage at writing. I hope to use this platform to go more in depth about my art and passion. So if you’re along for the journey and don’t judge too harshly on grammatical errors, then follow me.
This dresser was one of my all time favorites, and one of my all time favorite customers has it (Thanks Anne!). Blonde dressers are so outdated and drab to me. The weird finish that is used is challenging to remove and often I find gorgeous wood underneath, like red oak, cherry, maple, etc. I live for transforming these pieces, mostly because people don’t get too upset when they are painted. Finger guns…jk I literally never use finger guns.
I found this piece way out in the middle of nowhere from a person that buys out storage units. I picked up a few pieces and it was worth the trip. I was drawn to the hardware/pulls and the interesting drawer layout. I had a feeling I could turn this into something magical.
Sorry so blurry but you get the idea.
I had seen a few Scandi designs on furniture similar and was inspired for this piece. Anne had requested the color choices, but left the rest up to me. I often remove bases like this and add legs but this one was built into the frame. Visually I think the legs lighten furniture and give them a more modern feel. I really need to get more tools, as if I had the right saw, I would have went at it. I freshened up the patina worn hardware and taped off the design (always use frog tape). I wanted a little bit of unpredictability. I was afraid the design would come across too “quilty”
I recommend investing in high quality paint. Oil based is my go to for most furniture. I feel it is more durable and the finish is so smooth and lacquer-like. I plan on experimenting with new paints soon.
……and the lovely end product!! So good! *chef’s kiss*
I cannot express enough how grateful I am for my fans. That you trust me to create something one of a kind and the support I have for my weirdness.
xoxo - Hugs + Vintage