Kim from The Painted Poppy Studio modernized this French Provincial style dresser with Fresh Mustard, Smoky Quartz Glaze, Natural Wax, and Tough Coat. Come check it out!

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Hi everyone! It’s Kim from the Painted Poppy Studio and I’m here today with a Fresh Mustard Makeover! This is the perfect colour for a statement piece because it blends well with both traditional and modern decor. Let’s start by taking a look at what this piece looked like before getting glammed up. I apologize for the hard to see photo – this was the seller’s photo because I forgot to snap a proper “before” picture.

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I drove 40 minutes away to pick up this piece because I wanted to do a painted base with a newly stripped and stained wooden top but those plans fell through when I saw the sideboard. It was advertised as solid wooden piece but when I got there I noticed that it most definitely was not. This piece is made entirely MDF and it had lots of scuffs and blemishes. I usually try to stay away from MDF products because they can be tricky to repair and hard to get paint to adhere to but this piece had potential, and I was armed with a new pint of Fresh Mustard All-in-One Decor Paint that I was itching to try so, I brought it home anyway.

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I took my time sanding down the raised bits where some water damage had occurred and then sealed the spots with tough coat to seal in and match the smooth texture of the rest of the piece before I tackled it with paint. I then painted 3 coats of the Fresh Mustard (All-in-One Decor Paint), sanded and lightly distressed everything before adding a thin layer of Furniture Glaze in Smoky Quartz.

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When I brought the piece home, I noticed that one of the knobs on the cabinet doors was damaged so I replaced both of them with rubbed oiled bronze knobs that I had on hand. They worked well with the sideboard but weren’t an exact match so I lightly rubbed a little bit of Metallic Cream in Pocket Watch on the high points on the knobs to help blend it to the rest of the hardware. It was subtle touch and it made such a big difference! Lastly, to complete the makeover, I put a protective layer of Natural Wax and buffed it to a smooth, silky finish. Now who else is ready to go bold and beautiful with some Fresh Mustard paint? 🙂



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Kim {The Painted Poppy Studio}

Hi there! My name is Kim Teasdale and I’m the owner of an itty bitty home business called The Painted Poppy Studio where I teach various crafting workshops and sell my upcycled creations. I’m a wife, mom, blogger and maker of all things, so please be sure to visit me over at my blog!

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