Pardon my French.....Provincial

I picked up this dresser on Kijiji for $20. It was originally listed as free one day and then it disappeared. The next day it showed up again for "best offer". I offered $20 and even though they had another offer of $25 they sold it to me since I could pick it up immediately. Yay!

I forgot to take a true before pic, this is after I removed the hardware and sanding. But you know this dresser, the basic off white with a gold line around the drawer fronts.

This was finally the dresser that I went a little bold on. I picked out Para's "Rescue Me" which is a nice, bright aqua. This is the first time I paid full price for a can of paint. It was hard, I'm not gonna lie! I've never worked with Para before but I really liked it. And I swear this paint smelled like Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream, it was the weirdest thing!

I primed and painted the hardware with a dark pewter. I wanted to reuse the hardware since I felt nothing else would look right on this style of dresser. Plus, since I paid full price for the paint, costs were getting high on this piece.

I love how it turned out so I'm still deciding on whether or not to keep it for J's room. It's just so cute, there might be a room makeover post in the near future!

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  1. I think it turned out beautifully. How come no one in Vancouver sells their dressers for so cheap? I just find there is expensive junk for sale - yours is a jewel! Love the colour choice too!

  2. Lovely! It would look so good with my Dotty Aqua bedside table!

    Doesn't good paint make all the difference?


  3. It looks great, I am in the proces of re painting my dresser aswell.

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  4. Keep it!!! keep it!!! keep it!!! i love it with the mirror and the banner- it's just perfect for a little girl. did i mention i think you should KEEP IT.

  5. Great job! I love that you went bold with the color on this!

  6. I love this color turquoise! I would keep it too!
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  7. The colour is fabulous! Beautiful set ~ don't part with this one. Have a great weekend!

  8. That is gorgeous!! I love ANYTHING turqoise. Enjoy it!

  9. Thanks for your post on my makeover project! I love this dresser - I've got a thing for Frenchy-feeling stuff. Would love to hear more about your experience painting hardware. That's always a challenge for me. Do you spray paint or brush paint?

  10. Love it! I am working on one just like it but in pink!

  11. Everything you do is just beautiful! Love it...again!

  12. This came out great. Awesome color!!!

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