Painting an antique dresser with chevron stripes has been on my bucket list for years. It seemed whenever I got the right size dresser, another design or color took priority. So, as I’ve been preparing for Vintage Market Days for the past couple months, I really wanted to show-case what I offer to my customers. Naturally, a fun geometric design was in order.
Enter: Aqua Chevron
I actually went to the florist to specifically buy a bunch of peonies (because I’m trying to woo spring-time weather here to stay), but then found out they were $6 a stem. A. STEM. Gulp.
So I bought 3 and then got a bunch of on-sale roses and stalk to satisfy the need. And these pale pink peonies (say that 10 times fast!) coordinate perfectly in vintage bottles.
They smell amazing. I wish computers had scratch n sniff. By the way, why did that phase out of popularity? Scratch n sniff I mean. When I was a kid, there was all kinds of scratch n sniff stuff! Mostly stickers was my thing. Man, if I got a scratch n sniff sticker on my worksheet at school, I would sniff it every chance I got until the sniff wore off! I remember some books had them, greeting cards… Now? Air freshener packages. That’s it. So lame. I feel as though we are being cheated.
BRING BACK THE SCRATCH N SNIFF DANGIT!!
This might be my favorite dresser-type to paint. The possibilities are limitless, really, and I never tire of looking at curvy legs with caster wheels!
I have yet to hang ANYTHING in my living room, but I wanted some visual height, so I just propped up these salvaged glass cabinet doors painted with some MMSMP in Ironstone.
They chipped and crazed pretty awesome. Thanks to Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies for cluing me into that word. Last time I was calling it ‘crackle’, and Danielle was like, “Dude. Rachel. You are dumb. It is called crazing.”
She didn’t actually say that. She is really sweet and probably never says dude. But she did politely correct me. Which I am grateful for! This is a huge advantage to blogging, actually. Ya’ll have vast amounts of knowledge (collectively) and will correct me when I make myself look foolish! In case it wasn’t obvious, I’m writing this post at 1am. I get a little crazy at night. A liiiiittle bit off topic. But then I come riiiight back from crazy… to crazing!! Clever. I know.
Other angle for good measure:
All the knobs were replaced with vintage-looking glass knobs, and before this one was even ready to paint, 2 layers of veneer had to come off the top! Basically, she had some plastic surgery. The body is painted in Old White Chalk Paint and the stripes are painted in a custom mix of Provence and a dab of Antibes.
Again… in case you forgot! 😉