For the curvy gams dresser I decided to create my own Miss Mustard Seed paint color by mixing several colors together and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! In honor of spring, I am calling it Robin’s Egg Blue.
The color is almost an exact match for the aqua flower frogs that I picked up at Junk Bonanza.
Here is the recipe:
1/4 cup Luckett’s Green
1/2 cup Eulalie’s Sky
2 T Flow Blue
Mix well with equal parts water.
This made more than enough paint for two coats on this dresser. I also painted a mirror frame and still have a little paint left over. And in case you are wondering, yes, my paintbrush really looks this bad.
And without any further ado, here is the robin’s egg blue dresser.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I LOVE this color. This color is ME. I wish I had a spot for this dresser, but alas, I do not. However, I do plan to paint something of my own in this mix. I have a small wash stand on my front porch that I may paint in this. Or perhaps even just a small chair or stool. Definitely something.
As you can see, this dresser has a fair amount of chippy fabulousity. I love the way it looks like you just hauled it out of granny’s attic.
I changed out the knobs for all glass. The existing pulls were OK, but I just didn’t think they were right with this color. I’ll save them for use on another piece down the road. I finished this dresser with Miss Mustard Seed clear wax, the color was so lovely that I didn’t want to alter it too much with hemp oil or a dark wax.
Somehow these pictures don’t seem so bad on my home computer, but then when I look at them on my phone or my work computer, I see that they need work. I’m trying to work on my photography skills as I go. Hopefully they will improve with time!
Anyway, in this picture you can see that the top didn’t chip nearly as much as the drawer fronts. This seems to be an ongoing question with the milk paint, and as most will tell you, oftentimes you just can’t predict the chippy. I will tell you that I sanded the top and sides of this dresser with a palm sander, and I sanded the drawer fronts by hand. I didn’t sand the edge around the top at all. Obviously the areas that were sanded most thoroughly (with the palm sander) had the least amount of chipping. I generally find this to be true.
If you are interested in purchasing the robins egg dresser,
it is available for $225 , woops, you missed it! It’s sold!