Remember the dresser that was being a total jerk?
Well, he has improved upon acquaintance. He’s a bit of a Mr. Darcy and I dare say that he is now dashing and (almost) ready to sweep someone off their feet. This dresser is sort of like that…
Here’s a simple video tutorial on how I did it…
The dresser is painted in MMS Milk Paint in Marzipan.
The top was stripped to the bare wood and finished with Hemp Oil to hydrate the wood and protect it.
The hardware was so pretty, but it was a little fussy for what I envisioned, so I removed the backplate and just used the clapper pulls.
This allows the book pages to be the real star.
This book was from the 1870’s and the patina on the pages is so pretty. It was a pretty tattered book and I bought it for just a few dollars, so don’t freak out. This was not a pristine museum piece or anything.
Kriste and I will be taking this dresser and a few other pieces to a beautiful manor in Virginia on Tuesday to shoot some pictures for the next Milk Paint look book. We shot the cover (which is amazing) and a few portraits with a talented photographer, Brianna Wilbur, last week.
I am so excited about it and will share more soon…
And just a reminder, I have a few workshops coming up in the Mustard Seed Studio. I’ve listed a Milk Paint BYOF (bring your own furniture) Workshop for Oct 30, a Milk Paint 101 Workshop for Oct 31 and a Glass Glitter Workshop for Nov 21. (I’m having some custom chipboard letters cut just for the glitter workshop and we’re on the hunt for other great things to glitter. You can also bring things of your own!)
The BYOF workshop is almost full, but we have several slots available for the other two.