Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mill Springs Blue

This dresser came to me with great lines, but it was really scratched and dinged up.  

Before:

This dresser was very dark and shiny and I thought it would look good in a Springy color that was cheerful.  I pulled out Mill Springs Blue by Benjamin Moore and made it into home-made chalk paint and then started painting away.  

After painting the dresser with 2 coats of paint, I distressed it lightly and sealed it with AS dark wax/Linseed oil.  


I love how the paint brings out the details and makes this a cheerful dresser now. 






I love the curvy front! 



Gorgeous hardware 




42 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous piece and just look at the color you chose and oh how you accomplished this gently distressed look. Marvelous!
    I hope you were able to share this with us today at #TOHOT.
    Happy Thursday!
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you Jemma-I shared with TOTHOT!

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  2. I just love it the color is amazinly pretty... Happy spring, with love Janice

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    1. Thank you Janice-I think the door is pretty amazing too!

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  3. such a beautiful color on this- stunning and so springy!

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  4. Love, love, love that color. You and I must have some kind of psychic connection or something. I'm just finishing up a piece in a very similar color, although mine is painted in MMS milk paint. I mixed French Enamel and Lucketts, and the result color is very similar to yours. Maybe just a tad less green. We are clearly on the same wavelength Darrielle!

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    1. Thank you Linda-i think it is our "painting connection" I love the color !

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  5. Cudna komódka :)pozdrawiam Lidka

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  6. Very, very cheery dresser, the color is so yummy it should be a sherbet favor. Love what you've done.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-It is a yummy color! I like that description!

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  7. Oh boy. that dresser says spring with a big grin. love the color and the distressing.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-Springy with a grin for sure!

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    1. Thank you Karen-I love the hardware too!

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  9. Very, very pretty! Beautiful transformation!

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  10. That dresser is gorgeous! Got more curves than I do! wink

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    1. Thank you Rose-More curves then me too!

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  11. Beautiful makeover, beautiful color, and beautiful bones on that dresser! Having such a shiny finish, did you have to do any sanding or priming for the paint to stick?

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    1. Thank you Marie-I did not sand or prime-just painted with my home-made chalk paint! Easy Peasy!

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  12. The shape and the color both combine to make that piece gorgeous. I'd love to have something like that in the entry. :)

    #TOHOT

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    1. Thank you Stacey- I love the shape too!

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  13. Piękny kolor.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  14. Piękny kolor.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  15. This turned out beautifully. I am obsessed with the color!

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    1. Thank you Julie-I am sort of obsessed with it too!

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  16. What a great color for Spring. It really does look cheerful now. Great job. I saw your link at Adirondack Girl @ Heart/Vintage Charm party. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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    1. Thank you Ann Marie-I think it needed a new cheerful look!

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  17. Hi there! I'm at work surfing around your blog from my new apple iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the excellent work!
    _______
    Fashions

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    1. Thank you Kristen-glad you liked my blog!

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    1. Thank you Su-the color is a beauty for sure!

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  19. Such a beautiful project, Darrielle. That color is to die for :) We are so glad to have you join our Vintage Charm party each week -- Wishing you a blessed Easter!

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    1. Thank you Diana-I totally agree that the color is a stunner!

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  20. I love this dresser! It is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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  21. This is such a gorgeous dresser, Darrielle! I may have gasped a bit ... love the color, the shape the hardware -- I want it! LOL Take care, Cynthia

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  22. A great makeover...I'm always smitten with turquoise...so lovely!

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  23. That color is beyond gorgeous! What a beautiful transformation. Thanks for linking up at Talk of the Town.

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  24. What a lovely color! It makes the dresser look like new again!

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