I spotted this gorgeous empire dresser at a YARD SALE.
A yard sale!
Can you believe it?
I don’t know how it is in your neck of the woods, but finding good quality pieces of furniture at yard sales doesn’t happen often here.
Where I live, everyone and their Mother has taken up painting so competition is rough.
Lots of demand for pieces has killed the supply if you will.
It is F.R.U.S.T.R.A.T.I.N.G.
More than I could convey to you.
So….when I spotted this as I drove by I jammed on the brakes trying to park quickly and gracefully so the seller wouldn’t detect my excitement.
Man, I should play poker or something.
How I managed to hide by my joy is unknown to me.
I just can’t control it!~
I was stoked!
I purchased it and couldn’t wait to see how pretty I could make her!
I thought she would look pretty in white.
Chippy white milk paint that is.
Can’t do better than that!
I painted her up in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Farmhouse White without the bonding agent added.
I was welcoming the chippies!
And boy, did I get the chippies!
I remember thinking oh my goodness, I think all this paint may chip off as I watched the paint dry and flake.
Luckily, the chipping was perfect!
I sealed this piece in polycrylic as I needed to stop all the chipping an so it wouldn’t be too excessive.
I prefer finishing with wax or hemp oil, but sometimes it takes something stronger to stop the chipping.
I added some Hobby Lobby knobs I had in my stash.
Isn’t she pretty awesome now?
Be still my heart.
I LOVE it.
(P.S. – I would love it you PINNED this :))