I picked up this stunning dresser and matching mirror awhile back.
It most assuredly is from the Victorian period. So I'm putting it's age
at 110+! Other than a few dings, broken casters and some carvings on the top, it
was in damn good condition. (Minus the hideous contact paper lining the drawers...OMG)
My fave shade of milk paint, cobalt blue (really turquoise) from the Real Milk Paint Co.
I'm in love with this color! It so suits this era of furniture, IMHO.
So here is the application of the milk paint. I had already sanded and cleaned the wood and touched
up stain in the spots that needed it. The milk paint flaked perfectly. I didn't want a lot of paint,
just hints of it to look like it wore off with the last hundred years.
The drawer bottoms had seen better days. They never withstand the 100 year mark.
|the scarf is from my trip to Costa Rica!|
I think the mirror should be hung on the wall rather that attached to the piece.
It's a beast. Must weigh 50 lbs!