Furniture Debut: Lady’s Slipper

Good morning!

Well, today I have the reveal that I intended to show you yesterday.  You should have seen me maneuvering things around at the store to get these pictures and pictures of the other piece I will be showing you later on.

I can guarantee I would have been Monday’s comic relief. 

But I prevailed.

The light wasn’t perfect and the staging isn’t too sophisticated –

But I prevailed.

So now let me introduce you to Lady’s Slipper – inspired by the little purple flowers that I would go search for in the woods around our house each spring.

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And the “before” shot:

dresser before

I showed you the two colors I used yesterday.

They are Wild Horses and Crushed Tea from American Paint Company.

Wild Horses is a deep purple with brown tones and crushed tea is a old-world gray like you’d see on a craftsman house.

Wild Horses & Crushed Tea

And I love, love, love them together.

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For the finish, I mixed some silver mica powder into the wax to give it a little sheen and sparkle. 

By the way, I have to say how much I love American Paint Company’s wax.  I have used five or six different brands of wax and I can 100% honestly say that the two lines I carry – Miss Mustard Seed and American Paint Company are by far (and I mean BY FAR) the two best waxes I have used.

Miss Mustard Seed’s wax goes on like butter.  Silky smooth. 

American Paint Company’s dries quickly and buffs to an incredible, durable sheen.

And BOTH are odorless and all natural which is a big deal – a very big deal when you do furniture on a regular basis.

Anyway, back to that silver mica enhanced finish…

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The knobs are like silver spun sugar.

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I used Crushed Tea as the base and blended the Wild Horses with some pull back in areas to reveal more Crushed Tea.

I was pleased with the movement in the paint.

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Even though this has purple tones, to me it really is a neutral and a great seasonal alternative to the traditional pastel spring color palette.

I hope its new owner agrees!

Be inspired,

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  1. I really like the crushed tea and the knobs make the piece. Good job Shari!

  2. Those are beautiful! I’ve gotta get an order done for some new colors and to try that paint.

  3. chris aka monkey says:

    that lady is gorgeous xx i am glad i finally got to follow by email thanks for letting me know

  4. Great piece and color combo. Love the knobs!

  5. JaneEllen says:

    Oh my those knobs are so pretty and unusual. Haven’t seen any like that at HL. You do beautiful job rehabing furniture. Love style of that dresser and colors are awesome.
    Happy Spring days

  6. Shari this is gorgeous and I am going to have to try this paint out for sure. These colors are a perfect marriage! The knobs are truly stunning.


  7. I love those knobs they really make a statement on the dresser.

  8. I think that your treatment with subtle color and sparkle highlights is SUBLIME. Your choices truly show off the elegant lines of this old piece.
    I have a matching French Empire buffet, and made it over to an entertainment center; it was hubby’s grandmother’s.

    BUT the piece de resistance is that I searched for EXACTLY the same dresser, found it, and gave it my own treatment in subtle colors. I cannot post photos, due to some computer changes, but would LOVE to send you photos of my resulting treatment with the same piece. Let me know if you’re interested? (by sending me an e mail address???…I can e mail photos.) Beautiful choices.

  9. I love the color you chose, and the knobs, too. You did a great job on your dresser renovation!

  10. These colors are stunning!! I’m so into gray right now. And thanks so much for showing me what the mica powder will look like! I ordered it and keep forgetting I have it! I assume you put your wax in separate container and then add the mica powder. Do you know how much you used for this dresser? Like a teaspoon or something?? i’m just guessing. Thanks