Happy Monday friends! And I want you to take that as a command rather than a wish, because Mondays need all the help they can get.
Today I’m doing a reveal on a dresser I finished a little while ago but only photographed a couple weeks ago. This one still hasn’t sold, so if you are interested in buying it, head over to my Etsy site!
I put it in my dining room, on this small little wall between our garage door and the walk-way to our living room. It is just purrrrrfect there. I’m not kitten.
And I can’t seem to get enough of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Pain in Ironstone. It never fails to deliver on striking chippiness. Just the contrast between the dark wood and the bright white is so gorgeous! I found these Jadeite knobs at a furniture restoration store and while they weren’t cheap, I knew I had to have them for this dresser. This highboy is a depression era piece and the knobs make it that much more perfect, seems how Jadeite became all the rage around that time in history.
I like to start thin with milk paint and put on several layers. To me it feels smoother and I have*slightly* more control over the way it chips. If I see some areas loosening in a place I don’t want it to, I can go back with a second or 3rd coat that has a little bonding agent added. I also will go over parts that have bleed-through with shellac (after the first coat), and by the time I do a 2nd or 3rd coat, there is some amazing crazing that happens! I LOVE it!
When staging this one, I went simple, but it was also a good excuse to finally put up my cutting boards into a gallery wall. I’d been imagining this for a while, and had been collecting cutting boards of different sizes for several months. I was originally waiting on acquiring one more long skinny cutting board, but sometimes urgency facilitates creativity and I ended up using an old rolling pin to fill that skinny space!
And I honestly couldn’t be more in love with this combination of cutting boards and chippy dresser-ness. It is so country, but in the best way possible!