But onto cheerier things, I love this little piece. The legs do it for me. I'm clearly a leg girl, because all of my favorite furniture have legs, and if they don't, I often add them. This piece came as part of a set. It is the first of the three pieces to go under the knife and I'm very pleased with the result. Isn't it the perfect colour for spring?
I contemplated doing a two-tone on this piece, but I have done about five two-tones in a row recently ( I haven't posted them yet) and I just couldn't muster the enthusiasm for another one. I was contemplating lots of different colour options and I finally was inspired by a piece in my own house. I have an old plastic laminate MCM tallboy in my basement that I use to store all my fabrics and decorative papers that I painted this spearmint colour a few months ago. Every time I look at it I get a little cheerier. It is just such a warm smiley colour. Perfect for a little piece like this.
Next came two coats of the spearmint colour which I custom mixed using a few different paints and some tint I have. I used my critter sprayer making the process super quick. I finished by spraying on a coat of polyacrylic in satin for extra durability.
The piece was missing one ring pull, as well as the piece of wood for the top centre drawer. I managed to source a couple of similar ring pulls and traded out the two lower ones for the new ones, they are not exact matches for the other two, but they are pretty close. I spray painted them silver, and then glazed them with black to make them look a little more pewter like. You can read a previous post of mine that details this process here: HOW TO GET A PEWTER LOOK ON HARDWARE.
I also cut a new piece of dowel and painted it off white for the top centre pull. I love that you can see the wood grain on the piece through the paint.
I also lined the top drawers with some decorative paper for a little pop of whimsy.
And the before.