While perusing Craigslist the other day I found a great vintage dresser and snatched it up.Before:
The lady I bought the dresser from said that it was hand made and I loved the details. When I find an old piece like this dresser I like to paint it in milk paint. I had a few bags of Miss Mustard Seed milk paints that only had a little bit of powder left and I decided to mix them together to get a new color. I had Flow Blue, Ironstone and a bit of Lucketts Green. I knew together they would make a great aqua and I was not disappointed!
After mixing up the MMS milk paint, I painted the dresser with 2 coats and let the chipping happen. I wanted to sort of copy the original hand painted design on the middle drawer so I painted my own design with white chalk paint. I scraped the dresser with a sparkle knife and the flakes came off. The last step was to seal the dresser with Tung oil.
|My lopsided hand-painted design!|
|I love the legs!|
|One of the pulls was missing the back plate, so I improvised and took the top back plates off and hand-painted a design instead.|