TGIF: White Provincial Dresser

Yep, it's Friday. Thank goodness. My hands look like a speckled egg with all the different paints on them as I have been a busy beaver trying to get furniture painted on good weather days so it can all get photographed and moved into the show pile.

I have a funny inkling that the weather is going to turn right around our long weekend when we leave for Luckett's and I am going to come home to lots of fun gardening and planting.

Today I have a lovely white provincial dresser for your viewing pleasure. This dresser is solid in structure, not solid wood but in great shape structurally. The previous owner had sprayed it and the top was in bad shape from chipping and some kind of weird material that I am still unsure of that needed to be cleaned off.

I love these dressers in white so that is the direction I went and white sells well in my area.
I sanded, sanded, filled and sanded the top some more. Two coats of primer and 2 coats of white mix and clear wax.

For locals, this dresser is available before the sale so if you or anyone is interested, send me an email at [email protected]

i have tried a new type of white paint for my furniture. i love annie sloan pure white mixed with old white for the perfect white but the amount of white that is usually required has me using a lot of the pure white. annie sloan paint is NOT cheap no matter how far i can make it go and the price of it in canada is close to 44.00 a quart. i wanted another option so i tried out the highest quality paint that benjamin moore makes in their aura line in pure white. the quart comes in closer to 30.00 all in and i can still mix it 3:1 with annie sloan old white.

it worked out fabulous for me and the coverage was amazing. aura is such a good paint that i had no troubles whatsoever and actually think i am getting more coverage with this method.

problem solved.

i left the original hardware in original condition


you can see the overspray from the professional sprayer but it doesn't affect the slide so i left it as most people don't care. i'm just fussy.


you can see on the top that it has the appearance of a texturized finish but the feel is butter smooth after the sanding and buffing

and because i know you all love vignettes, a little closeup for you.  the bust, enamelware, silver, jars are all items available at the sale. the huge jar was a find from this week. it has an incredible sea glass colour and would be perfect as a terrarium.

Did you all notice my new watermark and header as well?

My fantastic sister-in-law who is quite a bit younger than I, is finishing up her graphic design program and I decided to take advantage of her knowledge to brush up some quirks about my logo that I didn't love. I purchased my logo on etsy with a brand kit from a lady in Australia. She did what I asked but with time difference and email limitations of communication it wasn't perfect and I have wanted to tweak it ever since. When I chose the phrase underneath the Oliver and Rust it was kind of thrown together and worked for the at-home business I have been running. As the actual location looms closer I wanted to change the ~vintage finds  restyled furniture~ to reflect what I wanted my store to say.
I love vintage and painting furniture but do not want to be pigeon holed into a painted furniture company. I love wood furniture just as much as painted and love all aspects of decor not just the vintage side. I changed the phrase to vintage interiors and she added a feather to balance it out which works wonderfully for me as I love birds, feathers feel vintage and timeless.

She also volunteered to make me a monogram which you are seeing in the watermark and I am so happy with how it turned out. I will be transitioning headers, watermarks, business cards over the next while so everything may not match for a bit.

Wow, got a little chatty there at the end.
Almost forgot the before photo of this dresser. You can see all the filler blotches as I had already started working as usual before remembering to take the photo.

Have a good day all,


miss mustard seed 

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