I was planning to paint the dresser from Bryn Mawr in MMSMP in Luckett’s Green. Truly. I was.
But somehow when my hand went into the box to grab the paint, it came out with Eulalie’s Sky instead. And as soon as I saw the label, I realized that this was the perfect choice for it.
I tried to think of a clever name for this one, and all I could come up with was ‘vintage’. After all, to me this is the quintessential vintage color. It just screams vintage. So I went with it.
I find the MMS milk paint tends to be slightly transparent, especially the lighter colors. As a result, I think the final color depends on what is underneath it sometimes. In this case, you’ll remember that this dresser was rather orange.
I also have to tell you that it took 4 coats to cover this one sufficiently. That orangey stain was hard to cover up. I probably should have mixed my paint a little thicker to compensate. In addition, I got almost no chipping. I’m OK with that, but in the end, I think I could have gotten this same effect with chalk paint in less coats. I finished this dresser with clear paste wax.
This one came with all of its hardware intact, and I am sure glad it did because look how pretty the drawer pulls are. I just cleaned them up a little by rubbing them with paste wax.
I haven’t decided on the ultimate fate for this dresser. I may hang on to it for the Carriage House sale, or I may just go ahead and list it on craigslist. It kind of depends on how much space I have to store it.
As always, if anyone is interested in purchasing it, please leave me a comment. Woops, you missed it, this one is SOLD!