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Colour Saturated Life | Furniture Makeover using Miss Mustard Milk Paint in Kitchen Scales

So the front porch on our home has been at a bit of stand still, we have one large project to go which we had a sort of huge problem with before I had my break. Sometimes when you are working so closely on something and you hit a snag it is a good idea to step back and regroup. We are in the regrouping stage of our plans. I hit this stage a lot with projects and I have learnt the best thing for my sanity is to step away (it is also a really good strategy for my marriage because it doesn’t always end well when we just press on!). I have been at an extended “regrouping” stage with one of my furniture makeovers…..I am really annoyed with it as it was looking just how I wanted it to and then BAM major drawer issues…..so I stepped away…..several months ago…….and I have been giving it the stink eye ever since. It has been placed into the naughty corner until it can explain to me what it has done wrong and is ready to apologise. I am not sure this strategy will work in my favour, but it is sure making me feel better about the whole situation. Sometimes I just need to give myself space from the project and find my mojo again. So I moved on……

Which brings me to todays makeover….that I want to note gave me no problems at all and is in my good graces…..I place you want to be, let me tell you….never wrangle with a redhead it will never end well for you! Just Kidding…..well kinda. Just don’t approach me in the mornings and I am sure we will stay friends.

Now, back onto the task at hand…..a dresser…..a boring dresser. It’s something that would have been popular in the 90’s, you could find it at every other furniture store. But I liked it for what it could be and sometimes that is all you need….to see past what it is and visualise what you can make it into. You really have to have a lot of imagination in this business.

Colour Saturated Life | Before

I love furniture like this because it is solid wood and for what they are, they are actually really well made and that is always a HUGE plus in my books. I literally bought it and then a new client contacted me saying she loved my furniture in particular this piece and was wondering if I had anything with six drawers that we could paint that colour. She also said she liked the handles on this side table and I could not believe my luck! I sent a picture through and she loved it! So we decided to strip and stain the top with Feast Watson in Elm and paint the rest with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Kitchen Scales, the hardware would stay the same.

Colour Saturated Life | Furniture Makeover using Miss Mustard Milk Paint in Kitchen Scales

It was done and I was all excited, I placed it in the studio for a shoot and then I get a text. Now, I have to admit I was kind of disappointed when I got the text because in my mind I was done, but my client wanted different handles, she felt that cup pulls would look better. So I sent her the link to D.Lawless Hardware and after narrowing it down to a few different choices she chose to go with these copper cup pulls. Thank goodness my client had some style! I actually really liked the original handles, but seriously how much better does it look with the copper pulls?! #alwayslistentoyourclients

Colour Saturated Life | Furniture Makeover using Miss Mustard Milk Paint in Kitchen Scales

The copper just marries so well with the wood top and gives it a much more contemporary look than the old handles. So happy with the end result and my client was thrilled.

Colour Saturated Life | Styled dresser painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Kitchen Scales

Colour Saturated Life | Furniture Makeover using Miss Mustard Milk Paint in Kitchen Scales

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Colour Saturated Life | See the transformation of this 90

Colour Saturated Life | Furniture Makeover using Miss Mustard Milk Paint in Kitchen Scales

Colour Saturated Life | Furniture Makeover using Miss Mustard Milk Paint in Kitchen Scales

Colour Saturated Life | Furniture Makeover using Miss Mustard Milk Paint in Kitchen Scales

Colour Saturated Life | See the transformation of this 90

Colour Saturated Life | See the transformation of this 90

Colour Saturated Life | See the transformation of this 90

What do you think? Copper or Black? Just Curious….

That brings us to the Free Printable……I am always trying to come up with ones that I think would look good in someones office……

Colour Saturated Life | Free Printable - Be Yourself

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Be Yourself…..

I hope I inspire you to embrace all that you are, because the best thing you can be is yourself…..there is only one of you and the world needs that person.

See you later in the week!

Compensation for this post was made by D.Lawless Hardware but all opinions expressed here are my own.

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  • Shonee Smih - October 26, 2015 - 11:41 pm

    Gilly, this is such a gorgeous piece! I love the combo of natural wood and paint. And those pull handles!! Copper is right at the top of my list of favorite trends right now. I’m drooling right now….that printable is really pretty, too 🙂 thanks for sharing!!

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    • Gilly - October 28, 2015 - 12:26 pm

      Thanks Shonee, I am a fan of the copper trend too!ReplyCancel

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  • darrielle tennenbuam - October 14, 2015 - 5:17 am

    So gorgeous and classic!ReplyCancel

  • Janet A. - October 13, 2015 - 11:43 pm

    I’m totally with you on this one. I liked the original handles but the copper does just bring it to a new level! I love how you had that copper lamp to style it with. Fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi @ Plaster & Disaster - October 13, 2015 - 1:18 am

    This is so pretty – LOVE the color, and the decision to keep the top wood. Nice job Gilly!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - October 12, 2015 - 10:51 pm

    The blue is beautiful and I love that you left the top unpainted. The copper handles are really pretty but in my opinion only, they look too new for the this type of dresser. I really like the older ones better. For the simple reason that when I do something like this I just like to have some part of the original look left. However, I love your work and style.ReplyCancel

  • Marigene - October 12, 2015 - 11:01 am

    Gorgeous shade of blue…the cup handles really look nice than the originals.
    Have a great week, Gilly.ReplyCancel

  • Ardith - October 12, 2015 - 10:04 am

    I do like the original handles, but the copper pulls are inspired. Kudos to both you and your client. Cheers, ArdithReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - October 12, 2015 - 9:24 am

    Gilly, how much work was it to change up the handles? Did you have to fill the original holes and touch up with paint? I love this dresser both ways… it’s beautiful! You do such gorgeous makeovers… Well done!ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - October 12, 2015 - 11:09 am

      Hi Cheryl, normally I would have to refill and repaint (I would repaint the whole drawer front touch up can be obvious) but the copper pulls just happen to fit the existing holes perfectly! Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

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