This antique dresser was probably just wood at one time but over the years it had been painted a few different shades. When I bought it, it was a pale peachy beige and the inside of the drawers had been wallpapered in a beige and peach floral. I have removed wallpaper from walls before but I had forgotten how much work it can be. I might have reconsidered buying the dresser if I had known how much time I would need to remove it. I thought about just painting over it but the wallpaper wasn’t in great shape and the corners weren’t very well done. Because the dresser is on the small side, I just couldn’t see an adult using it so I painted it with a child in mind.
It gave me a chance to use FrogTape Shape Tape which gives a nice clean edge and a playful look. I admire the work of Poppyseed Creative Living who uses this tape a lot in her designs. She has been an Annie Sloan Painter in Residence and has many great pieces.
The white looks pure white but it is actually a 50/50 mix of AS Pure White and Old White. You can see that I got the wallpaper out of the drawers and painted them, as well as placing a bright orange wrapping paper inside. The turquoise is AS Provence which is a lovely saturated blue/turquoise.
The antique-looking porcelain knobs are from Lee Valley and are a nice touch without being too feminine.
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