Saturday, October 8, 2016

Green Chippy Dresser


I found a great dresser the other day at the Flea Market and brought it home.  

Before: 

This dresser was a pretty aqua color and looks nice in the photo, but up close it was pretty dingy and dirty and it really needed a new coat of paint. 


I mixed up Miss Mustard Seed milk paint, I combined Boxwood Green and Ironstone, to  get a soft vintage green color.  



I painted the dresser with 2 coats of the milk paint and after it had dried, I scraped off the flakes and distressed the edges of all the details.  




I wanted the yellowy-white, the aqua and the green to show in the chippy layers. 


The last step was to seal the dresser with Linseed oil/dark wax. 



I love the details on the legs! 







I do love milk paint! 

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16 comments:

  1. LOVE it and what a great color you mixed up!

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    1. Thank you Kim-I do love to mix my own colors up!

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    1. Thank you Karen -I love the vintage green color too!

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  3. That dresser is SO beautiful! I liked the original color and what you used is very close but definitely looks cleaner. But all the details are defined so well and it looks like the basic structure is in good shape. I love it! Could you just mail it to me??? Just teasing, but I seriously would love to own one like it.

    Thanks for the eye-candy--yum!

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    1. Thank you Naomi-this was a good find and in good shape and just needed a bit of tweaking in color!

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  4. Love the details on this piece. Great job love the color and chippy. Have a wonderful week end.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-you know me a chippy! have a good week too!

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  5. Looks good. Love the knobs and details!

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    1. Thank you Rose-I love the details too!

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  6. Love the soft pretty colors! It's been awhile since I used milk paint but I remember it being so much fun watching it do it's magic. Another gorgeous makeover!

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