Oh heey! By now you may have caught a glimpse my latest dresser on instagram or facebook. I snatched this image from my friend Denise at The Painted Home. She is a fellow vendor at the new Serendipity Shops of Doylestown.
The dresser is in my window display at Serendipity. I am very excited about windowscaping. I imagine that windowscaping will take on a life of its own much like my seasonal (or monthly) mantelscaping has at home! I just have to figure out the best way to capture a photo of the windowscape without the glare of the window. More about that later but for now let’s talk about the dresser, shall we?
Here she is in all her kitchen scale and linen glory! Both colors are from Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint line.
Bonding agent was mixed into the milk paint solution for the first coat of each color. The bonder encouraged adhesion on the French dresser since it had a shiny finish before. However, I chose to slightly distress by hand in a few areas. I didn’t want the all over chippy look for this piece – just slightly aged.
On the linen drawers, I applied a teeny bit of antiquing wax in addition to furniture wax as a top coat.
How fab is that hardware?
Another milk painted dresser. This was the last of a long line of French pieces that I painted early this year. It is for sale at Serendipity.
It is so fun to mix and match the colors and finishes with milk paint. Want to learn how? Our spring workshop series begins next Thursday!
It’s funny to look at my current catalog of furniture for sale because I realized that there has clearly been a trend in the pieces I’ve worked on lately. Everything is blue and neutral with pops of bold yellow. I am going to head in a different direction with my next furniture project, just not sure where yet. Are there any colors you’d like to see?
Linking to: Miss Mustard Seed