Thursday, December 6, 2012

Tricycle (Red) Milk Painted Dresser

Here's a dresser I painted recently.  I used Tricycle Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.  It's the perfect red.  The before was a paint color that can only be described as the color of pale flesh.  Not so appealing on a dresser.  It was also very glossy and I didn't want to deal with too much flaking off so I decided to use the bonding agent.  Milk paint can be unpredictable which is part of the appeal but I knew it would be too much chipping because of the gloss so I didn't chance it.  

I had a great experience with the paint on this piece. It adhered beautifully and distressed really well.  I used medium grit sand paper on the edges.  It did chip in just a couple places which I love. I finished it with clear wax. Antique wax looks beautiful on this color but I just wasn't feeling it this time.

The thing about this dresser is that someone cut the feet off of it so I almost didn't buy it.  I thought about adding wheels or something but then I decided I kind of like it the way it is.  It definitely makes it a heavy looking piece so I decided to go with heavier looking hardware.  

It has some great details like curved top, curved drawers, paneled sides and key holes.

I picture this piece in someones entryway or mudroom.  You could throw shoes in the bottom and scarves and hats into the top drawers.  So many places she could happily live.

Have you tried Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint yet?  The store I have my space in, Abundance Vintage, is now carrying it.  We are stocked so if you are near the Centralia area come on down!  I am excited to try some of the other colors.  I have three pieces in my living room right now all lined up ready to go.  It's getting kinda crowded in here. 


playing at the following parties: 
Pin It


Full Circle Creations said...

It turned out great! It's probably the right height to be a bedside table. I haven't tried MMS's chalk paint but I have used another brand and loved it. Sounds like you have a lot of work waiting for you, can't wait to see how they all turn out.

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

I love it! You're right...that is a great color! Great for this time of year too. I haven't ever tried milk paint, but I am seriously considering going to buy the ASCP. I'm just too lazy to try different chalk paint mixtures!


momtofatdogs said...

that hardware is perfect with that red! it looks gorgeous. (no before shot?????) I have been lurking on your blog. You are a big inspiration for me!


Anne said...

Nice job! Love that red, it's fabulous!

Robin said...

Your so right, it is the perfect shade of red. You did an wonderful job, it looks amazing.

Tasha said...

I just received my order of Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in tricycle today. I am planning to paint a piece similar to this one. Thanks for the inspiration. LOVE it!!


Anonymous said...

Abundant Vintage looks adorable! I lived in Tumwater back in 1977 (back in California now) ... wish there were cute stores back then! I love the red dresser ... perfect.

Valerie said...

Beautiful! I just bought Miss Mustard Seed's book...and I love it. I didn't realize that milk paint came in such vibrant colors. I will have to check it out.

Anonymous said...

You did a beautiful job on the dresser. I love the color. Thanks for sharing your experience with MMS milk paint. I have been afraid of the chipping but I will just use a bonding agent. We are joining your lovely blog and hope that you will join us too.

Linda and Jeannie @ The French Hen's Nest

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

Hello, new follower here and I’d like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

I hope you can make it!


Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

Blogging tips