It may (or may not) surprise you to know that one of my favorite pieces of furniture ever was the piece I painted to introduce the Mustard Seed Yellow color in my milk paint line.
The way the piece chipped, the original amber knobs, the dark wood top, the hand painting… it just all came together perfectly.
When I brought this buffet into the studio, I immediately thought of that piece and decided to make this one over in a similar style.
It’s a really old, pretty buffet made of oak, but the finish on it was almost black. I stripped off the top and finished that with two coats of Hemp Oil. The base of the cabinet was sanded and painted with three coats of Mustard Seed Yellow (a group effort by me, my mom and Megan.) I then added some decorative painting in Ironstone, distressed it and finished it with a coat of Hemp Oil.
This one chipped in tiny little flakes that were very random, but it looks really authentic, like this could be really old paint, which I love.
I happened to have exactly the right number of antique glass knobs in my stash, leftover from other projects. They were just right for this piece, which was sporting three different kinds of knobs when I bought it.
There you go! Another before & after…
This dresser will be for sale at the Lucketts Spring Market in Leesburg, VA, May 15-17, 2015, for $385.