Monday, June 30, 2014

Anique Chest Of Drawers Makeover With Milk Paint

I know a sweet lady named Brenda who recently lost her mother. When Brenda was preparing for an estate sale of her mother's belongings, she let me come look at what she had before the sale. I bought a lot of items from her including this antique chest of drawers that dates back to the late 1800's.

It was a beautiful and solid piece of furniture, but it had a few issues. The veneer was missing from the top and on a section of one of the doors...

I knew I wanted to paint her, and my paint of choice lately is milk paint. I chose Light Cream from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. I love milk paint because it does the distressing for you. I gave her 3 coats of paint and sat back and waited for the magic to happen...

Once the paint started to chip, I used a hotel room key card to gently scrape away the loose paint...

Once I finished this beauty, someone else fell in love with her and she sold in one day!

I'm sure that Brenda will be happy to know that her mother's chest of drawers is now being loved by a new family.

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  1. It looks fabulous! I need to try some milk paint. I have a chest that has been in my family for nearly 200 years. It appears to have a very dirty, very blackened painted surface. I think it would be a great candidate for milk paint.

  2. Looooooooooooooove! The color, the crackle - everything is perfect!


  3. This turned out gorgeous !!!
    Beautiful job - I finally got some milk paint - just need the perfect piece to do it on - looks like you found it ::)

  4. This turned out great! Such a charming look. I'm looking forward to trying milk paint! :)


  5. I love your piece and all its chippy goodness-I can see why it sold so fast.

  6. that painting process sure sounds very easy
    it looked wonderful painted , I like painted furniture any way

  7. Wow-shabby chic beauty!

  8. What a Beautiful Transformation! And Thanks for the tips on painting with Milk Paint... I have some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and plan some Makeover Projects.

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  9. What a lovely piece. It turned out great.

  10. I can see why it sold so quickly! A fabulous piece with a beautiful finish.
    Lucky buyer!

  11. Just like magic! I love this piece and the milk paint was a wonderful choice.

  12. One day? Congrats on the fast sale!!! I see why it sold so did one wonderful makeover on it. Thanks so much for sharing at my Show and Share Party.


  13. Can't get enough of the milk paint look. So nice and chippy!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  14. This was the perfect piece for milk paint - it turned out beautiful! Glad it went to a good home so quickly!

  15. Oh I must try milk paint if it really does that wonderful distressing! It looks so natural, like years and years took it's toll on your poor dresser!

  16. Love it! My dil has used milk paint on a few pieces and I love how they turned out! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Gorgeous piece! Visiting from Pieced Pastimes today.

  18. Beautiful! Your awesome project is being featured today at Your Designs This Time!
    Emily & Erin

  19. It looks amazing! Pinned. We love having you be a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Please make it a habit.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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