Mixed Milk Painted Dresser

I am sure you know by now just how much I adore milk paint.  It is a very different paint in which to work with, but I really love it.  I will share some more on my experiences in painting with milk paint later on, but for now, I wanted to show you how this pretty little dresser came out.  I know it would look great in my home so this one will be hard to part with…

Here is the before…

turquoise dresser BEFORE

Her change was a little drastic, but in a good way:

Turquoise Dresser 1 - Embracing ChangeShe is milk painted  with a mix of paints and distressed.

turquoise dresser 3 - Embracing ChangeShe has cute little legs.

turquoise dresser 2 - Embracing ChangeHer top is gorgeous!  I stained it in Pecan Satin from Minwax.

turquoise dresser 5 - Embracing ChangeOne of the cool things about milk paint is all the various pigments within the paint…I personally love that.

turquoise dresser 6 - Embracing ChangeLovely scroll work details.

turquoise dresser 4 - Embracing ChangeI lined her drawers with pretty paper.

turquoise dresser 7 - Embracing ChangeThe knobs are the best part…beautiful glass knobs from D. Lawless Hardware.  Gotta love the bling, bling!!

Turquoise Dresser 1 - Embracing ChangeOh my…she is much refreshed now, don’t you think?

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  1. I like everything about it! And I would’ve never thought something like the original piece would be so beautiful. You are a transformation queen. Well done. XOXO

  2. She’s beautiful! You continue to amaze.

  3. So pretty! x

  4. She’s lovely Stacey! 🙂 Did you sand for the prep or use a bonding agent or just went for it? The one I just did had to be scraped down after the first coat because almost all of it came off! Love the color of the top, too!

    • Hi Lisa!
      The wood was already bare and ready for paint on the top and body of the dresser. I did use Citristrip to strip the old paint off the drawers before painting them. I used a mix of milk paints, but I left out the bonding agent. I actually wanted it to chip and it didn’t really. I then did a little light distressing. Sometimes working with milk paint means you will have many surprises!
      Have a great week!

  5. Love this! I’ve been looking for a dresser exactly likes this and never have any luck!

  6. Oh, she’s beautiful! You did an awesome job on her!

  7. Gorgeous! Can you tell us more about the mix you used?

    • Hi there!
      I think I just saw you featured on MMS’s Milk Paint blog…is that right? Congrats on that! This was kind of an experiment as I had a little of this and a little of that left. I used a mix of Eulalie’s Sky and a smidge of Flow Blue…I am not sure of the ratios, but it was primarily Eulalie’s Sky and a little of the Flow Blue…I suppose you would have to experiment a bit :O) Good luck!

  8. Awesome! Great shots of the knobs! Thanks!

  9. Stacey that is gorgeous!!! Love that shade of blue…. lovely! I’m featuring it in this week’s PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

  10. Love the color! Stopping by to let you know I featured your dresser from last weeks Whimsy Wednesday! You can see the post here…


    Hope to see you again tonight!

  11. Looks great! Nice job. I love mixing milk paint colors. It’s just fun!


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