Feb 28, 2015

Getting Ready for a Little Milk Paint

We found the cutest little antique desk/table while out antiquin' today!  It has seen better days, but it's still in overall good condition.  The simple shape and those legs make this the perfect project for my new milk paint, Miss Mustard Seed's Mora.

This is the condition that I found it in.  It's been sanded, nailed and screwed, along with some duct tape residue.  One of the leg stretchers needed a little glue, but that was it structurally.

The handmade dovetails on the drawer date it back to around the early to mid 1800s.  

Since the finish on this is already gone and the surface has some issues and rough repairs - this is not a good candidate for refinishing without a lot of custom wood work.  Instead, it will get a softer makeover that will enhance all of it's little quirks.

While I'm writing this post, I'm chomping at the bit to get started...so I will leave you for now and go start the fun!

Pictures tomorrow!!

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