Thursday, March 7, 2013

Charlie Brown Dresser

Yep...Charlie you can guess why! Even though that's not exactly what I was thinking when I was working on this dresser; those ARE the first words out of my hubby's mouth when he saw the finished project.

This was my first experience with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. I chose to buy...what else...Mustard Seed Yellow color. It took me a while to get a good feel for the paint; mostly because this paint comes in powder form that you mix with water. And then you stir...and stir...and then stir some more until most of the powder has dissolved. A few small clumps will remain but those brush right out when painting. The grey is ASCP graphite mixed with old white to make a medium grey.

I loved how the milk paint crackled and flaked! It was so much fun not knowing what to expect and when it did distress it looked absolutely authentic.

And so here's where Charlie Brown comes in. This summer the hubs and I were out at some local garage sales when we came upon this dresser. He was checking it out to see how sound the construction was and ripped off a HUGE piece of veneer. Now of course we had to buy it and thank goodness it was pretty cheap anyway.

So I stripped the drawer of the remaining veneer. But now I had two different textures on the drawer fronts and the paint reacted completely differently on the non-veneered drawer. Basically it didn't crackle or chip at all...hmmmm what to do what to do??? 

Finally, I came up with the idea to add some chevron to the drawer. Did I mention this dresser was going into my living room and I LOVE me some chevron!!! Perfect solution if I do say so myself :-)

Oh...and I still need some drawer pulls but that will come with time. I'm really excited to try other MMS Milk Paint colors soon. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Furniture Feature Fridays


Anonymous said...

love it! how did you do the chevron striping?

Old Red Barn said...

Beautiful! Did you use a stencil?


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