Monday, October 12, 2015

Chippy Milk painted Dresser


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! 

Gorgeous Hardware

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. 






39 comments:

  1. another lovely dresser. Your painting is always so perfect for the piece of furniture. love it.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-It might sound crazy but I let a piece of furniture tell me how it should look and then I go for it! I look at a piece and then the picture of how it should be pops into my head.

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  2. Great color by mixing what you had and great chipping.

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  3. Gorgeous shade of blue...wish I could do the fabulous chippy part like you do!

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I know how much you love a good green!

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  4. You always do such lovely work! :) That little girl is lucky ! : )

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    1. Thank you Deb--the little girls loves it!

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  5. Love the aqua color!! Beautiful job.

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    1. Thank you Sally- it is a really pretty aqua in person too!

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  6. Beautiful Darrielle. Another gorgeous re love. This color is fabulous.
    Kris

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    1. Thank yo Kris-the color is kind of Fab!

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  7. Just beautiful, Darrielle. I'd love it if you would link it up to our new link party--Vintage Charm--taking place this Thursday, October 15th.

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    1. Thank you Diana-I would love to come link up!

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  8. That is my color! I know the girl who received it will love it.

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    1. Thank you Rose-she did love it and it is filled with her clothes!

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  9. Wow that's awesome that this pretty dresser sold so quickly Darrielle. I love the custom milk paint color - so pretty.

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  10. What a transformation I love the color you used, it's gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Robin-the dresser is so much nicer now !

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  11. Love that color! And perfect chippy-ness. I've actually been looking at a similar dresser on CL and debating whether or not I want to get it ... now I can see that I definitely should!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I think you should get it!

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  12. I can see why it sold so quickly! I love the chippy paint and that color is so beautiful! LOVE it!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I do swoon over this color!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Not surprised it sold in a day!

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    1. Thank you-it was nice to have it leave my workshop so I could get a new piece!

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    1. Thank you Sue-I think it is very pretty now too!

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  15. Beautiful piece! I love the color and chippy distressing. Your work is amazing. :)

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    1. Thank you Mar-it was nice that the dresser chipped so prettily!

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  16. It's beautiful, and the custom color you created is perfect. Chippy LOVE. Thanks for sharing your painted dresser with Vintage Inspiration Party.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-It was fun to make a custom color!

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  17. Ohhhh! I love the color and chippiness-you did a great job!

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    1. Thank you -the color and choppiness go well together!

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  18. What a beautiful transformation! That color is so cheery, I love it:)

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    1. Thank you -I agree it is a very cheerful color!

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  19. Due to the awesomeness of this piece and the beautiful color.... I will be featuring it a Making Broken Beautiful this week!
    Well done!
    Smiles!
    Terry

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    1. Thank you Terry-so nice of you to feature me!

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  20. Very pretty! I have tried projects like this but every time it comes time to do the chippy part I chicken out...lol...I love the look but just better when someone else does it :0)

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