Monday, April 27, 2015

Layla's Mint Green Nursery Dream

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Oh how I wish that I had a wee one's nursery to decorate again!  This little mint green cutie would have an entire room built around it! The dresser only stands 3 feet tall and is 18 inches wide, so therefore it's perfect for itty bitty people :) It's had a few minor upgrades and before I get into those let's take a little peek at the "before" shot, shall we?

It originally started out as a very dirty cornflower blue with a lilac stripe and when I was prepping it for painting I realized that the lilac strip was covering up some quotes that had been painted on. While I wasn't fond of the lilac and did my best to sand it off beforehand, the cornflower blue was the perfect canvas to have peeking though the chippy mint green :)

After I sanded down the old paint so that it was a smooth finish to work on, I decided to fill the original holes from the wooden knobs. I knew that I wanted to put numbers on the dresser somewhere and since I had to replace all of the knobs anyway, it made sense to be able to place them where I wanted them. I wanted to keep with the vintage feel of the dresser so I replaced all of the knobs with wooden ones again.

Now for this gorgeous colour! A couple of months ago, I was the winner of a Miss Mustard Seed paint of my choice from ReVived Vintage who is a local supplier. Now, green is my all time favourite colour and what could be sweeter on a mini vintage dresser than some chippy Layla's Mint from the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint European line so of course that was the colour that I would pick!

After chipping away any flakes that were barely hanging on, I painted my numbers and knobs with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White because it was what I had on hand. I had recently purchased some Furniture and Antiquing Wax in the Miss Mustard Seed line and decided to try it out on this piece. I was pleasantly surprised by how pleasant smelling, fluffy and how smoothly it went on. I'm beginning to think that I actually prefer these to the waxes in the Annie Sloan line.

This sweet dresser is being tucked away for my first market June 13th. If you are local to me then swing on by the Mikone Vintage Market! I would love to see you there :)

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  1. I just love what you did with this dresser! So cute! Milk paint is so much fun...
    And you should definitely try the van Gogh wax.....all natural and smells like honey...easily my fave ♡ can't wait to see you at Mikone and see what other lovelies you bring

  2. Thank you for this "after" picture Kimberly!! I ADORE Laylas Mint (as we chatted about when you came in the very favorite in the Miss Mustard Seeds line, (even par to Artissimo) I love the peeking thru cornflower and the numbered drawers..This is a beauty! Next up, you HAVE to play with the White Wax!!

  3. I am so excited to be featuring you tomorrow morning at the Something to Talk About Link Party!
    You did such a fabulous job, I can't wait for my readers to see it!
    Have a Beautiful Day!

  4. Lovely dresser! I allso startet painting an old cabinet in Laylas Mint. But I cant quite seem to make friends with the color...? My results is more "dirty-green", if you even know what I mean, haha..... But I am not giving up! Hoping to finish it soon, then I am sure I will be pleased:) Great job!

  5. Hi Kim, I have just discovered your blog and you have so many fantastic makeovers! I would love to feature this piece on my 2nd blog DIY Furniture Makeovers ( - let me know if that would be alright, and feel free to submit other projects anytime! :)

    1. Absolutely! Thank you so much Jen and feel free to take a look around my blog to see if there's anything else you like :-)


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