one of the most challenging pieces of furniture I have ever painted..i picked this dresser at an auction, way back in the spring I think, and I always put it aside, because I just didn’t wanted to start taking off the bubbly finish..it looked like somebody baked it in an oven…and even if I could swear that I had a before picture, I could not find it..
cleaning the old finish off turned to be easy..I wanted to try some milk paint on it, and it happened that I have just picked up some milk paint from Old Fashion Milk Paint Company…painting went great, but this dresser sucked in the paint like there is no tomorrow..so before I have even started on the drawers, I was out of paint..so I had to pick up another one..4 coats later, I had the color that I was aiming for..
i went for some aging with stain, and the same thing happen..the stain got soaked in..i had to apply it twice, but it was all worth it..by the end of all this, my dresser was supper hydrated, and didn’t look dry..mission accomplished..
I did seal it with a few coats of poly, after all that work, that milk paint is there to stay..and I must admit, I am pretty pleased with the results.. and i named it Morpheus..
what is your secret in dealing with really dry wood? have you encountered any situation when the paint just got soaked in?
the color also turned to be quite difficult to capture…the first picture i think is the most accurate..
i also got to try my new 50 mm lens, that i admit, i already love after taking just a few pictures..
mozart was nice enough to model a little bit so i can test it out..poor thing, needs a haircut..