I’m excited about this spring fling in the form of a garden themed dresser!


How to Paint with Mint Julep

The first thing that you have to understand is that any remaining chippy paint is going to leave a texture on the surface of the dresser if you just paint over it.

In addition, whatever you put over that remaining paint may ultimately chip off as well. The adherence of your final paint layer is only as good as the adherence of what is under it.

So I used my orbital sander and a 120 grit paper to remove as much of the chipping paint as I could knowing that the remaining bits of paint would add some texture to my piece.

I started with an undercoat of two green shades of Dixie Belle Paint, Kudzu and Mint Julep.

How to Paint with Mint Julep

In the end, I decided to paint the inside drawers in the Mint Julep as well.

And I’m so glad I did because it adds the prettiest pop of color when you open the doors.

How to Paint with Mint Julep

But before I got to that, I painted two coats of Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth over the exterior. Drop Cloth is a warm off-white.

Then I added one of my absolute favorite Iron Orchid Designs transfers to the front of the piece.

To read more about this piece, click here!

How to Paint with Mint Julep

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Q is for Quandie

Linda is the creator of Q is for Quandie. She loves finding a beat up old piece of furniture and transforming it into something fabulous. There is just something supremely satisfying about taking a banged up, vintage item and turning it into something that someone out there is going to totally love.

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