Mar 26, 2013

The Little Empire Chest

I really don't have a favorite paint to use - it just all depends on the piece.  I love chalk paint for some projects, straight latex for others, and milk paint for those special ones.  As I've mentioned before, I let the pieces "tell" me what they want to be, then I try to work some magic.
 
I've done several pieces in milk paint, but I think this one is my favorite so far. 

 
 
I found this little beauty on Craigslist.  I didn't take time to take a before shot - but here it is from the ad.  I have to slow down! You can't really tell by this picture, but it had been painted a brown - this is not the wood showing.
 
 

 
 
I let it sit in the foyer for a few days until the inspiration to hit.  With Spring coming, it wanted to be green! :)  What better color than
MMS Lucketts Green?
 
I wanted some chippiness, but not a lot.  Of course, that is totally up to the paint. However, I chose not to use the bonding agent to see how it did. 
 
No disappointment!  It did exactly what I wanted it to do!
 
 
 
Gorgeous legs!
 
 
 
 
I found the perfect knobs from where else?  Hobby Lobby!
 
 
 
 
The interior of the drawers were painted a creamy white and I did two coats of Minwax clear paste wax over the entire piece.
 
 


It took it to my booth the day after I finished it....isn't it just stunning with this bed!
 
 
 
 
It didn't last long and sold to a vendor friend of mine for her TV stand.  PERFECT! 
 
 

(NOTE) I got in a little bit of trouble from my hubby on this. I went to the lady's house (complete stranger) and picked it up by myself. It was totally fine, but he reminded me that not everything is what it seems on-line. I believe most listings are legit....just be careful and you should always take someone with you or have someone with you at home if you are selling something!


Susan

Linking to:

Shades of Amber

 
 

 

8 comments:

  1. LOVE THE LITTLE DRESSER I WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE IT, IF THIS WOULD BE OK PLEASE LET ME KNOW
    LAUREN

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  2. Gorgeous!

    Greetings from Belgium
    Goedele

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  3. Great job. No wonder you sold it immediately. Regards, Pascale

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  4. Susan, you were featured at the Crafty Country Cottage link party!

    Goedele

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