Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dresser Painted With Miss Mustard Seed Dried Lavender Milk Paint

A couple of months ago I painted a dresser with Miss Mustard Seed Dried Lavender Milk Paint. I turned out beautifully. 

BUT - it was a huge challenge. Nothing worked like it was supposed to.

I loved that color. 

It sold really quickly.

I missed that Dried Lavender dresser.

So I decided to paint another one.

If you're looking for a before picture, well, I don't have one. 

But you've seen this dresser hundreds of times before.

It probably had a mirror at one time.

The finishing lacquer was bubbled like alligator skin all over so I thought that would look great with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

I also thought that the lacquer finish would resist the milk paint and give me some amazing chippy goodness.

It did not.

Not. One. Chip. Anywhere.

I had to be very careful not to sand it too much, so it wouldn't be polka dotted. 

Because that wasn't the plan.

To have a polka dot dresser. 

I think my favorite part is the top.

I stripped and sanded it to fresh wood. Then I applied 2 coats of Liberon Black Bison Paste Wax, in Walnut.  The stain in the wax stains the wood beautifully and Liberon waxes have the most beautiful soft luster to them.

Pretty, huh?


Dried Lavender is the most gorgeous color.

Oh, and I used hemp oil over the paint. Then I waxed every inch with Miss Mustard Seed Antiquing Wax.

The drawers are lined with vintage wall paper.

It looks beautiful with the top and the Dried Lavender.

I think everyone needs a little Dried Lavender in their life.

And if you want, you can buy this dresser at Vera's Daughter Home.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Maureen said...

Love the color! That alligatoring is fabulous too!

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Hey Karen-- like the dresser. It looks so pretty. love all the little details...great job.

Anonymous said...

Okay... this is absolutely stunning in dried Lavender!!! The very next thing I do will be in this color for sure!!! I love it!! Well done!! I looove MMS products!

Thank you for the inspiration!


Terry :0)

De Oude Huize at Kameel huise tussen spore said...

Love the colour. Thanks for sharing
Greetings from South Africa

Melanie, said...

Hi! Stopping by from FFF. I love the dresser and the dotted look it has! I have used Dried Lavender on several pieces and think it is a fantastic color. Great job, enjoyed reading your post :)

fiona anderson said...

Maybe it didn't chip as much as you wanted but the finish looks so good and that colour is gorgeous, great job Karen.

The Bold Abode said...

I'm in need of some dried lavender in my life! How gorgeous!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

That is just gorgeous Karen! I've been thinking of you this week as I finally am working on some furniture painting. It's a slow go, but at least now I have a garage to paint in!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Looks beautiful. Love the touch of vintage wallpaper!!

Kirby Carespodi said...

I just LOVE it! I have some dried lavender that I haven't tried yet...mainly because I am so in love with Eulalie's Sky.

Teddee Grace said...

Not polka dot, but the very in look of shagreen:

Definition of SHAGREEN

: an untanned leather covered with small round granulations and usually dyed green

: the rough skin of various sharks and rays when covered with small close-set tubercles
— shagreen adjective green:

Bliss said...

I like the rough spots on this, and also the wood top. Tell me more about the hemp oil.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

This is beautiful, Karen. I love the way the finish turned out. This won't be there long!

Designed Decor said...

It looks great! I love the top too! pinning!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Karen !!!
Love both of them - this one will sell just as quickly I'm sure - sooo pretty :)

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Beautiful! Love the color.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Karen, I love it! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Unknown said...

I Love this piece. I had a small 5 drawer end table that was in similar condition, and same result, no chips, not a one. I just let it do it's thang :-)


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