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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