Today is brought to you by the color blue.
If you can't tell already I love the color blue and use it often. Although it is not my favorite color. That would be Green.
I wanted to test out ASCP (annie sloan chalk paint) in another fun color. Remember I used the red here.
I love the softer blue's her paint line offers like the Provence and Duck Egg but of course I couldn't resist that bold statement color. I love it. Like I love cadbury mini eggs...I just can't get enough.
So this dresser isn't 100% wood but I went with it because it is actually very well made and very sturdy. It also was in great condition and very clean. What drew me to it initially was the interesting details on the drawers and the chunky moldings.
I decided to replace the "wood" carved piece with mirror. I called up my local glass place and gave them the measurements and within 20 minutes it was cut!
It fits like a glove and we also cut a piece of backing to add underneath it for additional support. I love the effect it gives and it is a pretty place to display some jewelry if you were to use it as a dresser.
After it was all painted I knew I wanted to distress it. Initially I wasn't going to go as heavy with the sander as I did but I let the furniture talk to me and that is what it wanted.
Yes I can talk to furniture.
I sanded the entire thing down which fogged up the color a bit and highlighted all the interesting details.
I ended up styling the piece two ways. As a dresser for a bedroom and as a server for a dining space. It has great storage for all your party needs like extra tableware and fun accessories.
Did you know this has 7 drawers not 9. Sneaky, sneaky.
I chose aged brass knobs for the drawers. I wanted something subtle that was a nice fit for the blue not something that totally stood out and drew your focus away from the overall piece.
Another use for the mirror surface. Reflecting those pretty bar bottles.
So there you have it. Two different ways to look at the same piece of furniture.