Apr 10, 2015

Hello There, Gorgeous! Dresser Makeover in MMS Shutter Gray

It's finished!

I shared this gorgeous dresser with you the other day.  I love the details and the size.  It's bigger than most of the others I've done recently and a good solid piece.

If the veneer was in great shape and I didn't need to do some patching, I would have definitely refinished it!  However, I have to admit, the paint really brought out the beautiful details of the carvings and the handles.  When in its original state, they all seem to be hidden in all of the darkness.

I've been having a thing with grays and blues lately, and I knew what I wanted to do with this one.  I chose Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Shutter Gray, a nice blue-gray shade.

The details were accented with white acrylic paint.  I chose to only do the drapes and around the legs to keep it from being too busy.

I didn't do any distressing, other than the very little that occurred when I sanded it before giving it a coat of MMS Furniture Wax.

I brightened the handles a little by using some gilding wax, giving the overall piece a more elegant look.

I had planned on taking this to Lucketts if I didn't need it at the shop, but I did.  Not a bad thing, though!

It's available now in our booth at R&R Antiques!  The green hutch is sold and will be moved out this weekend, so I'll be on the hunt for more!

'til next time!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Mary!! I am really happy with how it came out.

  2. Wow!! I can't believe how awesome it turned out --esp the details in the drapes!

    1. Thank you so much!! I really do believe that the paint really shows off the details so much better.


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