Mint for Me

Date
Jun, 18, 2014
Mint and Gold French Provincial Dresser

Hi everyone! I’m super excited to be guest posting over at View From the Fridge today. If you haven’t checked out Katie’s awesome projects make sure you do! She recently just had her third baby, so I’m happy to be giving her some extra time to spend with her little one 🙂

If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember the picture I shared with you of the French Provincial dresser I found on Craigslist for $25. Well I finally got around to working on it and couldn’t be happier with the transformation. Here’s a little sneak peak and be sure to read the whole post over on Katie’s blog!

Mint and Gold French Provincial DresserHappy Hump Day!

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48 Comments

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    August 22, 2014

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was
    good. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

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    Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse

    July 3, 2014

    Simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. You are the Star Feature at the Before and After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/07/before-and-after-wednesday-week-21.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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      brepurposed

      July 7, 2014

      Thank you so much Kathryn!! Hope you have a great week!

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    Katie

    June 26, 2014

    This dresser is super cute. I love the mint color!!! I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party at IT’S A ginger SNAP.

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      brepurposed

      June 26, 2014

      Thanks Katie! All linked up 🙂

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    Suzan

    June 24, 2014

    My girls had this set when they were younger – that color is just stunning on it ( that’s the original gold, right? )
    Beautiful job!
    Hugs
    Suzan

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      brepurposed

      June 24, 2014

      Thank you Suzan! It’s actually not the original gold. I used Antique Gold Rub ‘N Buff over the original.

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    Elizabeth

    June 23, 2014

    I had this dresser set as a child.. Nowy girls have it. Thank you for sharing how you filled the holes… I’ve been wanting to make-over ours… Now you’ve given me inspiration!

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      brepurposed

      June 24, 2014

      You’re welcome Elizabeth! I’d love to see yours when they’re all done 🙂

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    Ang

    June 23, 2014

    OK, so how did you handle going from the wider, two-holed pulls on the lower drawers to the new, single drawer pulls you installed? did it require patching some holes? drilling some holes? etc. thanks in advance! (I too still have a similar style of dresser that is in desperate need of a face lift!) 🙂

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      brepurposed

      June 23, 2014

      Hi Ang! Yes I did have to repair the holes. I used Elmer’s wood filler and you just fill it in with a putty knife or something similar and then sand it down. I usually repeat those steps 2-3 times to make sure they are completely filled and won’t leave marks. Then I just drilled a new hole for my new hardware 🙂 I would love to see what you do with yours!

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    Chrissy

    June 23, 2014

    Love it!!! What color/brand is that mint paint that you used? It’s gorgeous!

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      brepurposed

      June 23, 2014

      Hi Chrissy! It’s Sherwin Williams Pro Classic paint in Jocular Green 🙂

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    Kathy Mayotte

    June 23, 2014

    Did you keep the original handles? I have been looking for 2 for that exact dresser set that I inherited from my grandmother – I would be happy to purchase them from you if you still have them.

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      brepurposed

      June 23, 2014

      Hi Kathy, yes I do still have them!

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    Christine

    June 23, 2014

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the dresser!

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      brepurposed

      June 23, 2014

      Aw thank you SO much Christine! 🙂

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    Ellie

    June 23, 2014

    Okay, so I’m a newbie and have never attempted to repurpose anything in my life. I have a dresser that matches this piece and I’ve wanted to repurpose it but had no clue how to work with the veneer finish. By reading your full instruction on the other link, you seemed to have trouble with the products used in the gold trimming. Would you recommend something else? Thanks in advance

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      brepurposed

      June 23, 2014

      Hi Ellie! I had trouble with the craft paint that I tried using first. It wasn’t going on very well over the veneer. However the Rub ‘N Buff worked great although it does give it a rough texture if you don’t buff it and smooth it out, which I found hard with all the little crevices. If you wanted a smoother look, you would probably have to sand down your dresser in order for an acrylic paint to stick 🙂

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    christina

    June 23, 2014

    gorg!! Saw this reposted on Apartment Therapy’s FB page! I have a piece similar to yours, too. I’ve been wanting to give it a make over, but unsure how to paint top edges (looks identical to yours) and the design that you have on your top drawer. I have similar designs like that but all carved into the drawers. Any tips on how to paint those lovely details? Thanks!! =)

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      brepurposed

      June 23, 2014

      Thank you Christina! So glad you stopped by 🙂 It seems that this furniture used to be very popular, I’ve gotten so many comments from people saying they had or still have similar pieces. For the gold trim I used painters tape to mark it off. Although you have to be careful since there are so many rounded edges. I used a lot of small pieces. Then I just used a very small tipped paint brush and brushed on the gold Rub ‘N Buff. If any of it seeped through I just lightly sanded it off the top 🙂 Since yours are carved in it will probably be harder to tape them off. I can only recommend a small brush and a very steady hand!

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    cassie

    June 23, 2014

    bre! this is gorgeous!!!! i love the color pairing!

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      brepurposed

      June 23, 2014

      thanks so much cassie!!

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    Jennifer

    June 22, 2014

    I have a bureau set similar to that. It was my big girl set in 1977! I have been wanting to refinish it for ages, but have no idea where to start. Was the top of the bureau a smooth surface? How did you get the paint to adhere? This is beautiful! Would love to be able to refinish mine.

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      brepurposed

      June 22, 2014

      Hi Jennifer! Wow, you’ve held on to those pieces for a while! You should definitely refinish them, it’s not too hard at all 🙂 The top was smooth so I didn’t do any sanding. I used a few coats of primer on the top to make sure I had a solid base for the paint to stick to and then added my paint! I used a Zinsser primer, which I highly recommend 🙂

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    Katie @ UpcycledTreasures

    June 22, 2014

    Holy cow what a great find for $25 and I LOVE how you transformed it! Thanks for sharing at The Makers! Pinned 🙂

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      brepurposed

      June 22, 2014

      Right?! I was so excited it was still available! Thanks for the kind words and for sharing! 🙂

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    Rachel

    June 21, 2014

    Bre- this is amazing! I love how all of the details look so rich. Great job!

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      brepurposed

      June 22, 2014

      Thank you Rachel!!

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    Janet

    June 21, 2014

    It’s laminate right? Did you sand it first?

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      brepurposed

      June 22, 2014

      Hi Janet, yes it is. It was pretty smooth so I didn’t really do any sanding. Just priming 🙂

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    Amy W.

    June 20, 2014

    Simply GORGEOUS!

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      brepurposed

      June 21, 2014

      Thank you so much Amy!

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    plutrell

    June 20, 2014

    Beautiful…love the colors and accents. Thanks so much for sharing on the Thursday Blog hop!

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      brepurposed

      June 20, 2014

      Thank you so much!

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    Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    June 20, 2014

    Seriously so stunning. One of my fav color combos, too. And the handles! Guh! This has got to be my favorite furniture makeover of yousr.

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      brepurposed

      June 20, 2014

      Thanks, Amy! Aren’t the handles so perfect?! I love them. I think this is one my favs too! Might have to reconsider selling it haha

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    Julie

    June 18, 2014

    This looks fantastic! I really love the color with the gold accents. And that hardware is great “jewelry” for the piece. Nice 🙂

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      brepurposed

      June 19, 2014

      Thank you so much Julie!!

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