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Friday, September 19, 2014

Aqua Cottage Dresser


Don't you love before and afters? 

I do!


Yes, I know...it's quarter-sawn oak
you'll just have to trust me when I say
 it wasn't in good enough condition to refinish


Milk paint, doing what milk paint does best!


I used Cobalt Blue for the base coat, then used Cobalt Blue, Boho Blue, and White 
to create four different shades of aqua
(all Real Milk Paint shades)


Some layers were heavy, others were simply dry-brushed on
created a time-worn, weathered effect
All the chippy goodness is courtesy of the milk paint
and very little elbow grease


The original beveled Cheval mirror was distressed and tarnished in strange spots
so I used Amy Howard at Home's Antique Mirror Solution to further distress
Randomly painting the back in varying shades of aqua



It's a sweet, happy little dresser now...

Michele

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