This is how I found this piece.
I knew right away I loved the lines of it.
And the construction was great!
I found this dresser at
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The first thing I did was wipe the entire piece down with an all purpose
cleaner. I usually use Simple Green, but was out of that today.
Once I cleaned it I removed all the drawers.
removed the hardware from the drawers…
and set them aside.
I had a plan that involved different color drawers for this dresser.
And I was still deciding on Curio, or Boxwood.
I first mixed my Miss Mustard Seed milk Paint.
I like to mix in small batches so I don’t waster any.
I started with 1/3 cup of the Linen color.
I add the powder TO the water a little bit at a time and pounce with the frother between additions.
Only mix for 10-20 seconds,
any longer and you’ll get a foamy mixture, which you DON’T want.
I let the mix sit for a minute or 2 to settle.
I also added the bonding agent to the Linen paint mixture
so I would have a smooth finish with no chippys.
Before I started painting I rubbed the wax puck on
the high edges around the body of the dresser.
This will help the Linen color “lift” when I rub over it with sand paper after the paint drys.
I wanted a few spots of the original wood to show through when I was finished.
The linen color won’t stick whereever I rub the wax puck.
I stared adding the Linen paint to the body of the dresser.
The MMS brushes really help you get into all the little nooks and crannys,
and I highly recommend them.
It took 3 coats to get the white coverage I was looking for.
I painted the drawers.
I chose MMS Curio for the drawer color.
I added a little more water to my mixture so I
would have something between a paint and a stain consistency.
I only used one coat of the Curio on the drawer fronts.
The entire piece was sanded with a 320 grit sandpaper.
I rubbed a little harder on the edges of the white to allow the natural wood to show through.
I added a coat of MMS Furniture Wax after all the paint had dried.
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