Layered Milk Paint Bow-Front Chest Makeover

 

 How about this cool chest?

I have never seen a piece quite like it with its bow-front chest and tiered style…I thought it was too unique to pass up.
Plus tall dressers always seem to be sought out pieces so they usually sell quickly.

Luckett's Green/Boxwood Bow-Front Chest Makeover with Vaseline Resist Technique  - Embracing Change

It didn’t take me long to figure out my vision for it…I wanted to go green.
I planned to use Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Boxwood, but I wanted to change it up a bit.
I had heard about the use of Vaseline during the painting process to help resist milk paint to create a layered effect of color and decided to give it a try.
Why not?

I first painted the chest in two coats of Boxwood and allowed it to fully dry.
Then I took ordinary, everyday Vaseline and applied it on the areas of the dresser where I wanted the rich green to show.
After that, I painted on a coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Luckett’s Green Milk Paint over the Boxwood including the areas when I had applied Vaseline.
You could tell immediately that the Vaseline resisted the Luckett’s Green.
Once it dried on the dresser, I distressed it and the areas in which the Vaseline was applied to wiped right off to reveal the deep green underneath the Luckett’s.
It was such a cool effect and I really love the end result!
And quite easy to do as well!

I sealed it up in Clear Wax when the dresser was all finished.

Miss Mustard Seed wrote a post  about this Vaseline resist technique as well which I found helpful - you can read it HERE.

Do you like this look?

Luckett's Green/Boxwood Bow-Front Chest Makeover with Vaseline Resist Technique  - Embracing Change

Luckett's Green/Boxwood Bow-Front Chest Makeover with Vaseline Resist Technique  - Embracing Change

Luckett's Green/Boxwood Bow-Front Chest Makeover with Vaseline Resist Technique  - Embracing Change

Luckett's Green/Boxwood Bow-Front Chest Makeover with Vaseline Resist Technique  - Embracing Change Luckett's Green/Boxwood Bow-Front Chest Makeover with Vaseline Resist Technique  - Embracing Change

Luckett's Green/Boxwood Bow-Front Chest Makeover with Vaseline Resist Technique  - Embracing Change

Luckett's Green/Boxwood Bow-Front Chest Makeover with Vaseline Resist Technique  - Embracing Change

Luckett's Green/Boxwood Bow-Front Chest Makeover with Vaseline Resist Technique  - Embracing Change

I love it!
I will surely be trying this fun new technique again!
In the meantime, if you like this chest, it is available for sale at Fresh Vintage by Amy in Strasburg, Pennsylvania.

Thanks for reading!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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