I mentioned a little bit ago that it has been nice enough to be back out in the photo cottage already this year. When I said that, what I meant specifically was that I could be out there taking photos without freezing my face off. But it wasn’t quite warm enough that I wanted to be out there scrubbing away the winter grime. Until last week (before we had another cold snap) when I came home from work one evening and it was 62 degrees outside. So I decided there was no time like the present to head out there with my bucket of water and my scrub brush. And now I have a fresh clean floor. I was so happy with it, that I tried to include a bunch of floor space in today’s photos.
All this talk of a clean floor is meant to distract you from noticing that I don’t have a ‘before’ photo of this dresser.
I thought I had taken one, but if I did it is lost in the sea of 100’s of photos that I take every week (thus the urge to organize my photos that I mentioned yesterday). This dresser has been patiently awaiting its turn to be made over, so it is possible that I took one some time ago and I just can’t find it!
Oh well, moving on …
I went with MMS milk paint on this one because I had a feeling it would get chippy, and indeed it did.
I mixed some French Enamel and some Lucketts Green together to make this color. I’ll be honest, I was expecting a much lighter color based on seeing what was said to be this same combination on a piece on pinterest. This is a good reminder to everyone that colors in photos often don’t translate to how they look in real life.
This photos of this dresser are a really good example of that. I think the dresser looks a bit more blue in the photos than it really is. If you are proficient in MMS milk paint colors, this color is a bit lighter and a tad warmer than Kitchen Scale.
This dresser has the prettiest drawer pulls on the lower three drawers.
By the way, I did strip the top and then wax it with Cece Caldwell’s Aging Cream.
My vintage gardening books were the perfect color to use for staging.
And I threw in one of those sweet hand sewn baby dresses that I keep just for staging furniture.
This lovely dresser is for sale. If interested, please feel free to leave a comment requesting the details or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.