I am feverishly preparing for an event on Saturday. It’s in a small town close to me and I think it’s going to be fun. I’m not taking a huge set-up, just a few small pieces of furniture and some handmade things. I do have a couple new things I just created, and the furniture is freshly made over!
Today I painted this dresser. I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in the color ‘Grain Sack’. I’ve used MMSMP before – here and here. I loved the stuff then and wanted to use it on something bigger. Finally today I did just that.
I decided this dresser would be a great piece to use MMSMP on because the finish was rather shiny and I really wanted to see some chipping going on. I love this about milk paint. I’ve been a fan of milk paint since before milk paint was the next great thing in the DIY world! I researched it years ago and was going to order some and do a project but I ended up having a friend do the project while I sewed for her.
I am planning to use this dresser this weekend in my set-up. I’m so happy with the way it turned out.
It didn’t chip as much as I thought it might. When I first got it painted I was afraid it wasn’t going to chip at all but once I let it dry and took my putty knife to it, there was plenty of places that were ready to flake off.
2 coats of Annie Sloan clear wax sealed it up and finished it off beautifully. Any water drops that hit it during the staging and photographing beaded up and brushed right off.
I didn’t take the time to take the drawer pulls off – they were wood just like the dresser so I just painted them. I think it would be fun to change them out for something bling-y or sparkly but I don’t have time now. If this dresser hangs around for long I might change it up.
There is a mirror frame for this dresser that needs put back together. Not sure that is going to happen this week either. The dresser also had side and back boards added around the top making it a dressing table for a baby. I didn’t think to get a pic of it before my hubby yanked them off.
Here is a before shot I took right before I started painting. Why is it so easy to forget the ‘before’? I almost didn’t get anything of this before!
And for those interested here is what my paint looked like after stirring it up and right before I began painting.
Chippy goodness! I love how random it is, flaking away in some places, a little here, a lot there.
And the other side.
Have you used Milk Paint?
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