I just can't get enough of the stunning colors from the Real Milk Paint Co. !
Last dresser re-do it was a bold cobalt/ultra-marine blue. This time I'm going
But first, let me tell you about this score on this dresser.
The gentleman I bought it from (CL) was one of those storage war people. Although, he
said he got this from his uncle who had passed. He wanted 85 for it. We agreed on $60.
Had no idea what a score I was about to discover.
I have never seen handles like this before. I took a quick glance at them and thought
they were unique. Even the escutcheons were beautiful. Of course he didn't have the key.
Does anyone ever have the key????
Anyway, got the beauty home and started my work. The handles were nice and hefty. Got out the
Brasso and started to see how they would shine up.
Hello!!!! Holy-Solid-Cast-Brass Batman!
Yes. Solid. No plating. I know you know how much solid brass handles cost.
10 handles and 5 escutcheons. You do the math.....uh-huh......Scoresville!
Here's hubs shining the booty up on the polisher.
Want to see what they look like on the finished piece??
Like gold jewelry on a gorgeous gown....check out my Turquoise Baby!!!
I just love this color! I had planned on selling this one. But after seeing how great this color turned
out, and of course this awesome hardware, I think I'm keeping this guy.
|This totally looks like Bo-bo the clown's dresser.
|After layering on the milk paint.
Once I start sanding, the other colors
will peek thru.
|This shows how I layered on two other colors of chalk paint before painting over the whole
thing with the milk paint. Milk paint works best on completely bare wood. It went over the chalk paint with no problems.
To bring out the depth in the color, I used a dark wax over all of the paint.
I hate waxing. It took quite awhile and I couldn't move the next morning.
For the wood top. I sanded and used a mixture of stains.
All the wood got coated with Tung Oil that I got from Real Milk Paint Co.
You can read about the oil on my last post on the bold blue dresser.
And here is a pic of it inside my living room.
I just kind of threw it in there,,,,haven't really had a chance to decorate around it.
I think it's time to repaint the room. I'm so not looking forward to that.
It's not a bad color, i'm just tired of it.
One last look at the pretty jewelry!!