Late night at the thrift store

A couple weeks ago I took a late night trip to the thrift store.  The parking lot wasn’t very full, which hopefully meant there was lot’s of goodies inside waiting for me.  I always walk towards the furniture department first, hoping to score a vintage chair or dresser. As soon as I rounded the corner, there she stood. A small French Provincial dresser.

I was provided product by BEHR to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


It’s not to often you see a French dresser at the thrift store, and for under $10.  I stood waving my arms trying to flag down an employee to come over with a sold sticker. She was mine.


I couldn’t wait to get home and start painting.  Choosing a color is always the hardest part.  I finally decided on OLD MUSTARD by BEHR paint. When choosing a finish I always pick flat. I find that flat finish is the easiest to paint with and allows me to add a wax finish .

Before I started painting I removed the handles along with the gold accent pieces on the bottom drawer.  Using a flat head screw driver I just popped them off since it was just plastic. They were a little to gaudy for me.




I have to say, this dresser might be one of my favorites that I have painted. I think every house needs a painted dresser.


  • October 29, 2015 - 11:48 am

    Heather - That thrift store looks suspiciously like Unique Thrift in NE Minneapolis. If it is, that place is my jam and I have scored so many good finds there!ReplyCancel

    • October 29, 2015 - 11:50 am - It is !!!!! Good eye.
      Definitely my favorite thrift spot !!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2015 - 8:52 pm

    Mary - Beautiful piece! I’ve been following you for a while now and I just LOVE everything you do 🙂 You’re joyfully inspiring!

    May I ask if you prime your furniture first? I’ve got a few pieces I want to freshen up with some colorful paint and I’m just wondering the best way to go about it 🙂ReplyCancel

  • October 30, 2015 - 7:58 am

    Chastity -!! Can you go thrifting with me?! I love the color you chose and for $10! What a great find!ReplyCancel

  • November 1, 2015 - 1:16 am

    Karen - This is beautiful! I wish i find these things at thrift stores or at least had your vision when i saw things!ReplyCancel

  • November 11, 2015 - 9:54 am

    babs - i cant find a color called ole mustard at behr.are you sure of the yellow paint color? i really want to paint a dresser of mine that beautiful color, please HELP !!!ReplyCancel

    • November 11, 2015 - 10:02 am - Hi,
      The color is called Brown Mustard. It is a older color name, which is why you probably can’t find it on the color wall.
      You can tell the paint department you want color code 360D-7ReplyCancel

      • November 13, 2015 - 5:37 pm

        babs - thank you so much for solving the mystery. yellows are my favorite colors.i found you through ashley ann and enjoy “knowing” both of you.wish i lived close enough to participate in your craft workshops.God bless you.ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2016 - 3:40 pm

    Ariel - You’ve got an amazing eye for thrifting, I must say!!ReplyCancel

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