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!
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
LOOOVE this one- the color is amazing with the piece and chippiness!
Mimi's Vintage Charm says
the milk paint is perfect… love that style of dresser as well. beautifully done.
I LOVE how this came out! x
Katie Nathey says
This is so dreamy and is absolute chippy perfection. LOVE it! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!
Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home says
I love the cutting board gallery wall! The piece looks great too. Chippy looks good on her!
bethany dearden says
Looks beautiful! And that wall goes perfectly 🙂
Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog says
Oooh it turned out so beautifully! The perfect amount of chippy-ness! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!
jessica m. says
These are such pretty pictures! The cutting boards are to die for. I would be honored if you would come share this awesome tip at Pin Your Friday Favorite! The party goes live tonight @ 10pm EST.
-Army Wife To Suburban Life
Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says
Love the dresser and love the cutting board wall! So great together!
I love the super chippy and worn look. Your dresser turned out awesome!!
Ivy and Elephants says
Fabulous! I love the yummy chippiness of the piece, and the vignette with the cutting boards (and let us not forget the super cool rolling pin!) looks absolutely AMAZING! We’d love for you to share at WIW. Hope to see you there.
Jamie Hoover says
Really pretty makeover! The handles are really perfect for the dresser. I’m I’m LOVING the idea of the cutting boards on the wall!!!
Pamela @ Flower Patch Farmhouse says
I love the cutting boards! I just a month or so ago started collecting some to do this very thing! Love seeing the idea in action, it reaffirms that I will love it in real life in my own home!
Darrielle Tennenbaum says
Love the dresser and the cutting boards!
Katie Nathey says
Rachel, thanks again for sharing this beautiful dresser at The Makers link party! You’ve been featured! I hope you will stop by again this week! Have a great day!
Chelsea @ Making Home Base says
Gorgeous!! The cutting board wall is lovely and the dresser is just beautiful, so much chippy goodness!