Rustic Boxwood Dresser Makeover

My friend was selling a dresser that she had never got around to refinishing.
I was excited to check it out as buying pieces is a challenge as there are LOTS of people painting where I live…makes me crazy.

Boxwood Dresser BEFORE - Embracing Change Her BEFORE picture wasn’t so bad…she was super cute and would be lovely with a little TLC.
I had a vision about what I wanted to do with her right way!

MMS Boxwood Milk Painted Dresser - AFTER - Embracing Change

I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Boxwood and Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil to finish it.
Just look how beautiful that hardware is against the rich green!
I did use a sanding block on it to buff it up and those pulls really POP now!
The top was refinished in Minwax’s Dark Walnut stain and  sealed in several clear coats of poly.
I just love the green with the contrast of the dark wood top.
One of my favorite combinations!

MMS Boxwood Milk Painted Dresser - AFTER - Embracing Change MMS Boxwood Milk Painted Dresser - AFTER - Embracing Change MMS Boxwood Milk Painted Dresser - AFTER - Embracing Change

I adore milk paint…as you know!
One of the things I love it that it is natural with just five ingredients…casein (milk protein), chalk, clay, oxides (natural pigments) and limestone.
The paint is pretty amazing…with other paints like laytex and chalk paint, the paint sits on top of the wood.
It is thick and shows brush strokes.
BUT with milk paint, it seems to become one with the wood if you will.
It looks natural, shows no brush strokes and looks like it has been on the piece for a long time which suits antique pieces!
I love that authentic look!

To find out more about what exactly milk paint is, click over to Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint blog.

MMS Boxwood Milk Painted Dresser - AFTER - Embracing Change MMS Boxwood Milk Painted Dresser - AFTER - Embracing Change MMS Boxwood Milk Painted Dresser - AFTER - Embracing Change MMS Boxwood Milk Painted Dresser - AFTER - Embracing Change

Isn’t she gorgeous in GREEN?

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Now…go paint your world beautiful!
Have a blessed day!

 

 

 

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