Well, hello there stranger! It has been quite awhile since I’ve been around this neck of the woods! I apologize for being so distant lately. I’m excited to get back into it & share a recent project with you. This is an antique dresser makeover!
I snagged this beat-up antique dresser, with great bones, from a Facebook Marketplace post. I think I paid about $45 for it! I love giving old antiques new life! Some of the things I look for when scouting furniture is, caster wheels, carving details, ornate features & original hardware, just to name a few!
I lucked out with this one, it has beautiful carving details, pretty legs & caster wheels! It’s no surprise that this piece was going to get painted. I opted for my favorite Miss Mustard Seed in farmhouse white. I was pretty disappointed to find out that I didn’t have enough milk paint to paint the entire piece… So, I decided to mix in equal parts of bergere. I had absolutely no clue how it was going to turn out, but it was worth a shot.
It produced the prettiest shade of blue! To say I was happy with how it turned out, was an understatement! The first coat looked very light, almost pure farmhouse white. However, the second coat produced more of the blue shade. As it dried, the color came to life! I love using milk paint, because it spastically lifts & gives the piece that aged feel. After a little light distressing, I sealed the entire piece with Miss Mustard Seed tough coat.
I was able to incorporate the original dresser hardware into this piece! I think they fit it perfectly. I did, though, get new mercury glass knobs for the top drawer to dress it up a little! I was tickled to death with how pretty this piece turned out! When the time came, we added it into our storefront & I couldn’t wait to decorate it right away. It was no surprise to me, when this piece sold at our Grand Opening event that first weekend! Our customer said she was going to use it as a tv stand. I sure hope she enjoys it as much as I did!
Thank you for stopping by & checking out my latest furniture makeover! I’ll be sharing more pieces as we make them over for shows this Summer!