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Old Fashioned Milk Paint does it again ~ light cream antique dresser

I love antiques, always have. When I was 18 I took on my first refinish project after watching my Mom do many pieces. When I come across an old piece I cannot pass so when I found this piece I knew it would be a perfect addition to my home.


even though the keys are long gone, I love the brass holes, so pretty


and I also love refinished wood especially on the tops which become a focal point, this one got  a good sanding to the bare wood, the shellac type finish gummed up a few orbital sanding pads but eventually I had success

I wiped the surface well with mineral spirits to be sure all the old shellac was gone


I had recently saw a post on leaving an old piece in its currently dusty grungy condition in order to repel the milk paint in all the right places. I CANNOT not clean a piece because I know most old pieces were stored in old buildings where plenty of critters and bugs got comfy. ALL my pieces get a good scrub with dish soap and water, sometimes TSP or vinegar added if really gru…

Country Chic gets nocturnal

Fall brings color changes all over including Country Chic's limited color release. I stepped out of my comfort zone and ordered nocturnal ( a mossy green) and it did not disappoint. Nocturnal – A naturally dark earthen color that can be similar in tone to the popular Rocky Mountain, but with a warmer, moss-green base.

I chose to put it on this vintage solid wood table built by Deilcraft made in Canada. The vintage style and this fall color paired perfect to restore this table to years of use to come.


I was pretty excited to try my new oval brush from Country Chic too and loved it, it holds lots of paint and goes on smoothly. I worried about a straight cut edge but it worked like a charm, highly recommend.


the first and second coat went on smoothly and dried quickly between coats


and since it is the all in one paint, I sponge sanded lightly between coats for a super smooth finish

I wanted the piece to keep is vintage appeal so to enhance the great details I chose Country Chic anti…