Before I hop into the post, I wanted to share that I listed soaps (Savon de Marseille block & liquid lavender) and brushes (German dish, vegetable and flowerpot brushes) in the online shop as promised!
Sooo, I’ve been on a bit of a roll with the “vintage chalkboard” milk paint recipe. It really has made me fall in love with chalkboards all over again.
When Kriste and I spotted this small antique highboy during a recent shopping trip, I immediately imagined it wearing that vintage chalkboard paint. It was a similar color to start with, so it was easy to envision.
I used the same recipe I used for the two chalkboards I painted – MMSMP 2 parts Artissimo to 3 parts Boxwood.
Kriste lightly sanded the piece and then painted the dresser in two coats of the not-so-secret color recipe directly onto the old paint. I then seasoned by rubbing a piece of chalk over the entire surface of the painted dresser and wiped it off with a dry cloth.
This dresser is petite in size, even though it’s a highboy, so I styled it for a nursery/kid’s room…
The fun thing about a chalkboard dresser in a kid’s room is that they can interact with it and it can be changed as they grow and their tastes change.
I didn’t want the knobs to compete with any chalk art on the dresser, so I stuck with simple, antique-style glass knobs.
There was a bit of chipping around the bottom that showed the yellow color underneath. I think it really works with the overall piece and adds even more depth and character.
It was missing a caster when I bought it, but I have a stash of random hardware and wheels and I just happened to have one that was a perfect fit.
I also picked up this chippy white basket on a recent shopping trip. It was just too awesome to not come home with me!
I still have a backlog of furniture makeovers to share!
Coming up –
A pie safe gets rebuilt, a furniture makeover with just Hemp Oil, and a table we already painted once get’s a second look…
I had the chance to photograph it and it’s a beautiful piece!