Apron Strings Beauty

 

Apron Strings before

Oh my goodness…how I loved this dresser the second I saw it!
You see…I love these Depression-Era beauties…they make me weak in the knees.
They are so darling!
I just couldn’t resist.

Excuse my sideways picture, but I had turned her this way to remove a bad caster so that’s how I took the picture.
I am so classy.

I loved all her carved details, turned legs and that scalloped edging along the bottom of the dresser.
So sweet!

I had be itching to paint a piece in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Apron Strings for some time so this was my big chance!
I mixed up some Apron Strings milk paint which is a fantastic shade of coral…it seemed to be a little bolder shade of coral than I wanted so I added some Farmhouse White to soften it and tone it down a little.
Not too much…just a bit.

When I finished painting her, I moved onto painting the carved details in pure Farmhouse White.
Then the fun part…it was time to distress!
That is absolutely my favorite part of the process…it really makes a piece come to life.

I focused upon the details to bring them out.
I had added Miss Mustard Seed’s Bonding Agent in the paint so I only had a little bit of random chippiness which happened
primarily on the legs.

I sealed up the dresser in Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil.

I added the prettiest white milk glass knobs from D. Lawless Hardware…they suited this piece perfectly!
I love their knobs so much.
I then added a bit of Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax to the top to give it some extra protection.

I just love the Miss Mustard Seed product line.
It is GOOD STUFF…you should definitely try it!

Look what you can do….

Apron Strings Dresser - Embracing Change

Apron Strings Dresser - Embracing Change

Apron Strings Dresser - Embracing Change

Apron Strings Dresser - Embracing Change

Apron Strings Dresser - Embracing Change

Apron Strings Dresser - Embracing Change

Apron Strings Dresser - Embracing Change

apron strings dresser 10- EC

apron strings dresser 1- EC

This dresser is so sweet!

She is available to be seen or purchased at Fresh Vintage by Amy in
Strasburg, Pennsylvania if you are looking for a piece like this 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Laura Skorczewski says:

    Not sure about the white. Maybe it looks better in person. Nice coral though.

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