fancy farm girl

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We had just gotten a new brand of chalk style paint to try so we didn't have to think too hard when this sweet antique dresser was added to our inventory! Sometimes we get a piece that stumps us and we don't know where to take the makeover, but this one was immediate. DIY Paint in Fancy Farm Girl - it was meant to be this color.

I wish I had a "before" pic to share, but instead I will share an "in progress" pic:

I have to say, I just LOVED this one. Everything from color selection to prep to painting went so smooth. This was our first time trying this paint and it had excellent coverage. The color was on the bold side, so we decided to give it a dark wax after painting and distressing. I think this piece shows the depth of the dark wax, which adds character and softens the bold color just a bit.

Definitely had to add some distressing on this one. I wanted the honey colored wood to show through and provide a lovely contrast to the green. We decided to keep the knobs that came with the piece. I can't say they are original, I suspect not, but maybe. I think they make the piece look simple and keep the focus on the pretty color and shape.

We've been loving Minwax Early American stain lately, so after sanding the top down, we used this to stain the piece. It gives a beautiful golden finish. Absolutely adore my new staging piece, which I've turned into a makeshift herb garden!!

Always tempted to keep the green pieces for myself!! This one sold to a sweet lady who will be using it in her nursery. It's heartwarming to know it will be cherished for years to come. I'll leave y'all with a few more pics of this fancy farm girl.

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