The end result was all worth it, it looks exactly like I imagined it will look..Meet Athos…
Well, I loved loved working with milk paint..it went on smoothly, you can barely see any brushstrokes, if any..and the color was divine..The color is Coastal Blue by General Finishes..
..I did expected to flake off, a lot, from all the reviews I have read about the milk paint..well, in my case that didn’t happen..at all..As a matter of fact, I had the hardest time, trying to distress it..the paint sticked so well, and didn’t want to come off..Because the dresser was in pour condition, we had to strip it down to bare bones..so, I am thinking that might have something to do with it..
..the back and the bottom drawers had to be completely replaced..There were completely rotten..I am thinking the previous owners let it also bake in the sun for a while..
For the finish, I used a coat of Rugged Brown wax from Fiddes&Son (that stuff is simply amazing, I got mine of Ebay) to get the aged look I was looking for, and then I applied two coats of clear wax from the same brand, to make sure it gets the extra protection. This particular wax is probably more expensive than other brands, but a little bit goes a long way. And once you try it, you will know what I mean…I used my old nylon tights for the buffing part, and I am so glad I did ( do I hear laughs?)…I read about that trick on one of Barb’s tutorials over at Design Sponge, and like she said, it just works..It gave the piece a beautiful shine, and I was done in no time…
..and if you like the Therarium that I had used in these pictures, stay tuned, because I will have a tutorial on that sometimes next week..
And in the end, here is a little before and after..