Milk Paint Custom Mixed Cutie

TrophyShutter Grey Dresser - Before

If you recall, I posted a blog post about choosing paint colors two weeks back – more specifically if I should decide a color based upon what color I WANT to paint or to paint a piece a color that will sell easily (particularly white).

Well…I decided it was more important to go with your vision and opt just to stick with my process of creativity that drew me to this business in the first place rather than paint everything white just so it would sell.

I still believe that and this piece was case in point.
I hemmed and hawed about it for some time until I finally made the decision to go with the color  felt it wanted to be which was CORAL.
I stayed intent upon that vision until I was halfway through the process and then for some odd reason…it struck me.

I wasn’t feeling the coral at all.
Seriously.
After all that hub bub and now I was going to shift gears.
Maybe that color blog post should have been more about how to stay open minded and flexible while refinishing pieces.

THAT is pretty important stuff you know.
NO TYPE A HERE.
I ain’t got no time for that.

So…after all that, I chose to change up my plan for this piece and paint her up in a custom mix of gorgeous Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paints in Shutter Grey and Trophy.

I really like the shade that I created..it was so pretty and the hue just right.
I envisioned this sweet dresser with mirror in a nursery and I thought this color would look so nice in a cottage-style bedroom.
Grey is surely on my list of favorite colors to work with!

I did add the bonding agent on this milk paint mix as I didn’t want it to have chipping and flaking milk paint as I had already painted the chest in a few coats of coral.
I wanted a smooth finish.
Funny thing though…when I distressed the grey once it was all finished, you could see some hints of coral on the layers underneath.
I actually liked how that came out.
Chalk it up to a happy accident!

So…when I was finished I sealed up the entire dresser and mirror in Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax.
That wax is heavenly…smooth, creamy and it dries to a great matte finish – I adore it.

I added some adorable milk glass knobs from D. Lawless Hardware – also favorites of mine 🙂

It took a little more time to embrace my vision for her, BUT she turned out really cute.
That is a WIN in my book!

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 She’s darling.
I am glad I made the shift in color.
I think she looks fabulous in grey!

 

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