Feelin' hot hot hot, and rusticy modern

It is scorching here with heat and humidity.

I love it when I am at home and in shorts. Has anyone seen that cobra mister that Donna from funky junk interiors was talking about. Definitely has me intrigued. I just may have to scoot over to Canadian Tire and see if I can get myself some mist to play in the sunshine.

Summer is just to short to spend it in the house.

I haven't gotten much done at night besides watering but I do have a cool dresser to show you today. It is a bit different than the pretties I have been working on lately.

This dresser was already stripped when I picked it up and I love love loved the colour of the stripped wood. Something about the natural colour of any stripped wood makes me swoon.

I know people are usually on the wood team or the paint everything team but I am for sure in the middle. I have stripped many pieces down to bare wood and left them as is.

I am going to break from my normal pattern and show the before picture first today.

you can see how gorgeous the wood colour is. a honey brown tone with brass hardware.

i knew as soon as i saw it i wasn't going to paint the whole thing. i ended up deciding on just the drawers as the wood had an uneven tone along the detail work of the drawers.

i also found the original casters hanging out in the middle drawer after i removed it to do a little structure tweaking.


the colour i mixed up is an annie sloan mix very similar to the colour used on our dining room hutch.  

country grey, old white and paris grey.

distressing and miss mustard seed antiquing wax

trevor gave me the what the hell are you doing face when i dragged our living room lamp outside to make this vignette shine. i could see a pharmacy lamp looking great for this photo op so why not drag half my house outside. the dresser and you guys deserve it. i left the original brass hardware on this dresser and love the edge it gives it.


it's the perfect shabby beige without being too white or too beige that would have overpowered the wood.


Whatdaya think? about the dresser and the mister?

Have a great day,


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miss mustard seed 

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