I just got this cute little vintage dresser a few days ago that my dad found. Its rare that i get a piece that doesnt need a lot of work and i can just get to painting it. But this was one of the rarities and i got right on it :)
The only change i made, was to the hardware. I just swapped it out with something that still matched the age of the dresser, but with some that i liked better. I used bondo to fill the old holes.
After sanding down the bondo, i gave the dresser a coat of primer. Normally when using milk paint, you dont have to prime 1st, but i wanted to do a little test and see how it went. I also needed to cover up all the bondo’d hardware holes – i didnt want those to show up after painting with milk paint since you never know what its going to do.
I decided on a custom color for this one and mixed up some milk paint in Sea Green and Slate – 50/50 ratio – both colors are from Old Fashioned Milk Paint.
After painting 2 coats i distressed it with a sanding block. When you go over it with the sanding block, it makes it super smooth and almost burnishes it giving it a slightly shiny smooth as butter finish. This helps when glazing over milk paint otherwise it would be to flat and porous and make the glaze really splotchy.
I glazed using a new technique that i will show you all tomorrow :)
And the after…this piece is so much prettier in person! Im really happy with how it turned out.
I love the color with the antique brass hardware – it works perfectly.
This time, the milk paint didnt chip or flake off at all. I assume because i primed 1st. But you can see in the pic below that i did get some crackling in some areas – i love when that happens!
Color = old fashioned milk paint in Sea Green and Slate, mixed 50/50
Wax/Glaze finish = check tomorrows post for how to!!
This piece is available for purchase in the Sweet Pickins Shop!!