Can you believe it's almost April?! Time seems to be FLYING by!! I feel like just last week Dane and I were ringing in the new year with our friends and a glass of champagne, and this weekend we'll be celebrating Easter!
Here in St. Louis, we're getting a head start on the whole 'April showers bring May flowers' thing. It's been raining for four days now. Four! And while I am absolutely obsessed with my new rain boots, I'd really like to give a new pair of flats a try. I'm also obsessed with flats. I'm becoming quite obsessed with shoes...which is unfortunate considering the size of my tiny closet.
For those of you who are new to our blog, our little house on Dresden Avenue is 104 years old...maybe 105 now? We have a lot of original character still in our home and I'm so in love with it! I just wish it had room for all of my stuff! I guess it keeps me from becoming a true hoarder.
You should've seen my living room when we were photographing this last custom dresser project for our last client, Demi. We legit looked like furniture hoarders. I had both couches squished against our bay window and my rug rolled up and shoved into a corner just to get a few good shots. I should've taken a photo of the situation for documentation; #reallife.
Demi's dresser was originally a dull white color, but had a nice contrast with it's dark pulls. And that faux key hole is so cute! She had a photo of inspiration which showcased a green dresser with heavy distressing. It took on a very worn look and had 'old world' vibes.
If you've ever refurbished a piece of furniture yourself, you know that distressing isn't something you typically add anywhere. To look authentic, I like to distress the piece where it would naturally wear. The edges and corners are a good place to start. We want this to look real people!! I was going for a 'boxed in a shipping container, on a boat from Italy' kind of vibe. Please don't ask me where I come up with these stories. I honestly have no idea. I'm a wacko...let's just leave that there.
Anywho...the dresser project we're currently working on for another client has wooden details we're adding, and I think if I could do this green dresser again, I would've liked to add details to help add a feminine touch and to give myself more details to distress for Demi.
For this green dresser, we also added a bit of an antique wax for extra aging. I didn't want it to overwhelm the piece, so I used a dry brush technique to keep it light and airy. I am SO happy with how this piece turned out! My living room looked so rich with this beautiful pop of color off to the side!
While I love working with these old details, my heart lies with clean lines, fun geometric patterns and lots of texture! I have an old buffet that I'm hoping to mix styles with. It's about six feet in length and has nice curvy lines. I'm thinking of painting it a nice shade of blue and adding fun drawer liners to the inside. I'll keep you posted on that because I'll definitely want opinions! If you have any fun ideas you'd like to see on the dresser, let us know in the comments below!
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We’re Dane and Heather. A husband and wife team obsessed with making (and decorating) new things. Follow along with us for all things happening here at our little house on Dresden Avenue.