Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dresser in Milk Paint

While driving through my neighborhood last week I spotted a yard sale and of course went to check it out.  I found this  potentially cute dresser and brought it home. 
Before:
It was a well made vintage dresser that was all dinged and scratched up, but ready for a new look.  I thought this dresser would look good in a chippy milk paint so I mixed together a few of Miss Mustard Seeds milk paints in her blues for a custom color.  I wanted the top to be natural wood, so I sanded the top and stained it with AS dark wax and some hemp oil.  After painting a few coats of milk paint the chippy magic happened and I scraped the loose chips off and sealed the dresser with dark wax/hemp oil.  The final step was adding glass knobs (dlawlesshardware.com) to the dresser to give it a little pizazz! 




Looking good with some pink! 

Chippy Goodness



You can see some of the variations in the milk paint here-love that part of milk paint! 




Natural Wood Top 


New Glass knobs




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30 comments:

  1. Thank you Martina-I have been on a dresser role lately!

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  3. How pretty that turned out to be! What a great transformation...I probably would have walked right by that piece at the yard sale. You staged the piece beautifully with those flowers, too. Great job!
    Judy
    judypimperl.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Judy-I love having fresh flowers in my house every week and they do make for easy and beautiful photos!

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  4. This looks great, you have done a wonderful job. I just love transforming garage sale goodies. The glass knobs are lovely, where did you get them from? I have been going to the markets every week to get flowers and it's amazing how clean and fresh they just make a space feel. I really like your choice of flowers :-)

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    1. Thank you Lisa-I got the knobs at http://www.dlawlesshardware.com. and they were a good deal. TJ is a good place for me when I do not get a bouquet from the local florist. Lately I have been making my own arrangements.

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  5. Loooove! The glass knobs just make it even prettier.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-I think chippy paint and glass knobs are a winner!

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  6. It really looks so pretty and I love the color, the glass knobs are great and the beautiful pink flowers add such a nice touch.

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    1. Thank you Debbie-I like the glass knobs too!

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I like the variation in the milk paint!

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  8. I love the custom color. Love the silver pitcher of flowers, too.

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  9. Thank you Kim-Flowers always make furniture look better!

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  10. Talk about transforming trash to treasure! It's lovely Darrielle, especially that custom blue color. The glass bling is perfect.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-Milk paint is one of my favorite paints and glass knobs always work!

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    1. Thank you Su-the color is very soft and pretty!

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  12. Such a yummy color and another gorgeous transformation!!

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    1. Thank you Betsy-you know me and dressers!

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  13. I love the blue colour Darrielle. Another beautiful piece. :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-it does look so much better now!

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  14. I found you through Curtains in my Tree - and oh lucky me - I just love the paint job you did - really authentic looking, which is very hard to achieve. Thanks so much for sharing your creative talent.

    Big hug
    Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth-Milk paint is fun to paint with since it is unpredictable and you never get the same look.

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  15. Can I just say how jealous I am that you got to go to a yard sale in January! Sigh. Here in Minnesota, we just dream of yard sales this time of year, and know that they are still rather far away.

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    1. Thanks Quandie-the weather is in the 70s here is CA by the beach so there have been a few yard sales. There will be more in the Spring for sure!

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  16. AMAZING! I would have never looked at that dresser twice! You are so talented.

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    1. Thank you-I like old dresser as long as they have good bones and this one did for sure!

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  17. You did a great job; it looks beautiful. I have an empire-style table and dresser that I'd like to try in this manner, with a lightened wood top and a blue body. I saw your link at the Vintage Inspiration Party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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