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.
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….
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