Have you ever taken a personality test?
You know, the ones that tell you which kind of colored four-legged polka dot creature you think like?
To be fair, I do think they can sometimes offer helpful insight. But I find them frustrating at times because I seem to score across the board. You know, I’m both left brained and right brained. I’m both introverted and extroverted. I’m both a meat and potatoes and an exotic veggie kind of gal.
And I feel the same way in decorating sometimes…
I love formal French. Rustic Farmhouse. Industrial. Minimal. Classic. Edgy. Boho. A little bit of everything. But while I can enjoy looking at all those styles, I’ve found over the years that I don’t necessarily want to have them all in my home. Enter: the red dresser.
This was one of the very first blog posts I shared two years ago. I love this dresser.
I love the chippy yet silky smooth to the touch finish with MMS milk paint. I love the bold red. But it doesn’t flow with most of my other things, and I’m ready for something different.
Unfortunately, I had managed to break one of the handles and since the dresser is vintage, I had to replace almost all of them before I could sell it. And in the process of replacing them, I decided to give the whole thing a little refresh.
I touched up a couple of places that had been dinged when we moved.
And I gave the entire piece a new coat of wax. “New coat” may be an exaggeration. I put a little wax on a rag and rubbed the piece down. Almost like a vigorous dusting. I probably only used one tablespoon of wax altogether… but it made a big difference.
It restored the luster of the red color.
And made the piece so beautiful…
That I was tempted to change my mind and keep it.
But I showed restraint – aren’t you proud? Plus, I already have a new one to show you that you are going to love. Stay tuned. And if you’re near Austin and interested in this piece, feel free to email me.
In the meantime, tell me. Am I the only conflicted person when it comes to decorating?
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