This month I am participating in the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest. The sponsor is The Old Fashion Milk Paint Company based in Massachusetts making naturally safe historic paint since 1974. Thank you, OFMP for offering a discount to participants in the contest. All of the comments and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. The Theme is Shabby Chic Storage this month. My eyes lit up with joy as the piece I chose is a chest of drawers that was in my family for years. It was white with pink handles while my sister and I shared a room.
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The representative was wonderful explaining to me how to create the effect I wanted and what products to buy to produce the finish I desired. I called The Old Fashion Milk Company to ask two questions. My first question was how much paint do I need to paint the dresser? The answer is 12 oz. of the dry OFMP, and because the piece was already finished a bonding additive is needed for the first coat. When you make the paint you add water according to the included instructions. I found them easy to follow, but I was nervous to mix the paint.
Pfff ...Easy Peasy!
My brother painted this wood tone while he was using the chest of drawers. There were several layers of paint revealing the past of this hand me down furniture.
paint revealed memories of two sisters sharing a bedroom. I sanded the knobs to the pink paint. It was then my plans to change the hardware vanished. Those pink and green knobs are a small link to the past I am not willing to erase.
The first coat of Oyster Milk Paint is mixed with Extra Bond because this piece already had a finish. Extra bond is not needed on bare wood. Two hours later I applied the second coat. Then I thinned a small amount of paint with water making a wash for the sides and back of the drawers. It looks similar to pickling wood.
The next day I began the process of applying Bees Wax shadow black.
This is my favorite part because the wax adds depth to the finish of dresser.
It is waiting for my return to move it into my bedroom, fill three drawers with my clothes and the bottom one is PC's. Isn't she gorgeous? Check back on FaceBook to see her in place in our bedroom. Honestly, I can not wait to get back to Michigan to put her in place and fill her up with our clothing. I surprised myself by all the memories she brought back to warm my heart. I felt like I was giving her a facial as a gift for her years of service to our family.
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