January 26, 2014 by Terry
This waterfall dresser was kind of an olive green mixed in with a thread of brown. Whoever owned it before me “tried” to give it some sort of treatment, and it wasn’t totally bad but it was a little dark and dreary feeling. It needed some lightening and a little happiness! Take a look…. Here it is in my booth looking a little sad…. I thought I would try selling it “as is” but every time I saw it it bothered me … it looked “off” to me….
So I loaded it up and took it home. It was just crying for new handles and some sort of treatment….something a little more fun! As you can tell from previous posts, I love stripes!!! This dresser would be perfect for some distressed stripes mixed with some chippy white paint. The top of it had some staining and damage so I thought I would go with the whole “shabby” look…
I used a combination of chalk paint and milk paint for this project. All the white was done using Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint in Linen and all the grey is chalk paint in the color Smoke Signal by the American Paint Co. After all the paint was applied I lightly sanded the whole piece and applied Miss Mustard Seed’s Antiquing Wax to seal the paint and give it a sort of “dirty” aged look and to stop the chipping of the milk paint.
They are heavy and I like that they have a nice little pattern on them.
This little dresser turned out sweet and I think it could be used in so many ways. Maybe in a nursery for a boy or girl, I actually quite liked the way it looked in my front entryway. I would store extra mittens, scarves and hats in it if I was keeping it.
Well…wherever it lives it is sure to be a statement piece now for sure. No more dark, dreary, sad little dresser!
Hope you have a great week!
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