Thursday, March 12, 2015

Flow Blue Chippy Dresser


I found this falling apart dresser at the Flea Market and knew it could be a beauty again, so I loaded it up and brought it home. 
 Before:
The dresser is worse then this picture shows! 

The dresser had been sitting in an old barn and was missing 4 of the inside dresser drawer slides and the top drawer was literally in pieces.  Nothing a little glue, clamps and time can't fix!  
D.D. to the rescue! 

I had purchased MMS Flow Blue milk paint a few weeks back because I had never painted with this color and was wanting to try it on a dresser.  I love using MMS milk paint and this dresser was the piece to go for it.  
After giving the dresser a couple of coats of this stunning blue,  I let it dry and the chippy magic happened.  After scraping the chips off, I sealed it with clear wax and then fell in love! 
You now notice the details! 





I like the knobs too-even if I forgot to wipe off the flakes of milk paint! 



You can really see the beaded detail on the top drawers now



The blue even makes the flaws look good! 


46 comments:

  1. Love that dresser Darrielle...the color is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I love this color too!

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  2. Stunning! Great job as usual! :) Love rosie

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    1. Thank you Rosie-I sort of love a good dresser!

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  3. This dresser looks stunning Darrielle. You really worked magic with this one! So pretty. :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-Loving this color from MMS and will have to try it again!

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  4. The dresser turned out beautiful! I love that color:)

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    1. Thank you Cindy-the color is gorgeous I agree!

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    1. Thank you Su-it is prettier in person. One day I will get a better camera and take better photos!

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  6. I'm sure you know I'm not a fan of painting antiques, but that puppy was a mess and you did a great job with it :)

    I'm always so impressed with your skills.

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    1. Thank you Rue-I love to paint things,but if they are old and still beautiful and have great wood I don't paint. This piece was in BAD shape and had been left in a barn. The before picture looks better then it did in real life.

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice-Love a good dresser!

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  8. That Flow Blue is so hard to capture in photos, isn't it? Nonetheless, the dresser looks amazing. I just love the chippy-ness of the milk paint on pieces like this. That beaded detail is fantastic.

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    1. Thank you Linda-yes it is hard to capture and I really do need a better camera! Love the color!

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  9. Beautiful. What a great restoration.

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    1. Thank you Katie--it is a nice dresser now!

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  10. Another ugly duckling into a beautiful swan...nice piece of furniture, DD!

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    1. Thank you Marigene I think it is a very nice dresser now and it might be a keeper!

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  11. Oh, how I wish you could come here and find some old piece and do your magic for me! My chest of drawers, made out of something that is not real wood, is sinking in with the weight of my TV. I have books stacked in the top drawer just so I can open it to get to clothing.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I wish we lived nearer to each other too and I would love to transform a piece for you! Bummer about you chest.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-it is a stunning color and it is now one of my Favs!

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  13. It's beautiful! Great eye and work!! :) ~julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-I like taking ugly and making a beauty!

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  14. So pretty! Good job not only making it useful again but giving it a beautiful new look.

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    1. Thank you-the owner was going to take it to the dump if it did not sell at the Flea so I am glad I found it!

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    1. Thank you so much-the color is very pretty!

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  16. Oh, I love it. This is a really special one - the upper drawers are awesome!
    I like the flakes of paint on the knobs too - it makes it even more special:)

    I would love for you to share it with our Link Up Party- Idea box:

    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/03/idea-box-thursday-link-party.html

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Mila-I love the upper drawers the best too and I linked up to your party!

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    2. Hi, Darrielle:) Just wanted to let you know, that you've been featured:

      http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/03/idea-box-thursday-link-party-2.html

      To be honest, I wanted to feature both your dressers (smokey ash as well), but we have to pick one post haha ;) xx

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    3. Thank you Mila-very nice to be featured and I appreciate it!

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  17. From pieces to gorgeous! I love this color. Thanks Darrielle for sharing this beauty at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I adore the color too and will be using it again for sure!

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  18. Those knobs are stunning! What a transformation, it turned out so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with Idea Box Link Party!

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    1. Thank you Christy-the color and the knobs are great!

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  19. So beautiful! Love the color and chippy-ness.
    Sally

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    1. Thank you Sally-I love a good chippy piece and this one didn't let me down!

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  20. Those keyholes are heartbreakers. Love this makeover! Thanks for joining us at Idea Box, and congrats on being Mila's feature! Hope you join us again this week--the party went live at 6am ET today.
    Cheers! Carole

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    1. Thank you Carole-I love that you can now see the top drawers and their details. Thanks for the feature!

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  21. What a transformation, love the blue. This piece has so many lovely details which are now highlighted by the great new paint job.

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    1. Thank you so much-the blue is really much prettier in person!

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  22. Love it! Beautiful work! :) #ideabox

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    1. Thank you Izabela-it was a beautiful dresser underneath!

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