vintage dresser.

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.

vintage dresser
Granted, it would have been lovely in Luckett’s as well I think.

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.

vintage dresser 3I 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.

vintage dresser beforeSo I think the Eulalie’s Sky went more towards the green side of aqua this time.  Sometimes the Eulalie’s Sky looks more blue to me.

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.

vintage dresser 1

 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.

vintage dresser pull

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.

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As always, if anyone is interested in purchasing it, please leave me a comment.  Woops, you missed it, this one is SOLD!

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16 thoughts on “vintage dresser.

  1. It looks fantastic! Usually I think honey or warm brown, but that finish is pumpkin. I like the hardware too. When is your carriage house sale in June?

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    1. The Carriage House sale will be Thursday, June 12 from 5 pm to 8 pm and Friday, June 13 from 9 am to 2 pm. I will also tell you that the majority of the good stuff goes on Thursday evening and it can be a madhouse! In a fun, madhouse sort of way 😉

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  2. Perfect color choice – as always. I’m kind of surprised it didn’t have more “chippiness” but it still looks great! Wish I had enough room for more furniture, I’d buy this one up in a snap….

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  3. Gee this is just pretty – love that color and for some reason this style of dresser really appeals to me. I seriously doubt it will make it to the carriage sale. So how are the furniture painting classes going?

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    1. You are right, it won’t make it to the sale, it’s already SOLD! This might be a record for fastest sale ever. As for the painting classes, hmmmm, well, so-so. I am done with them for now because Lori (owner of shop) has decided to not hold any during the summer. Her barn is not air-conditioned, and really, because our summers are so short here in MN, we tend to not want to spend them indoors at a painting class. I hope to start them up again in the fall.

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