In a nutshell, this was the overall process for our dresser overhaul.
Now these next few steps I must admit were a little intimidating to me (at first). I kept feeling like I could mess the furniture up when distressing it. The truth is that milk paint is so forgiving that you really can maintain some control over what paint flakes off when distressing it. After a few minutes I had the hang of it.
It really was a simple project even though there were a lot of different little steps. The best part for me was how cost friendly I felt her line of paint/antique wax/soft wax was, and I was lucky enough to find a retailer 20 minutes away in Petaluma. You can find retailers near you on her website.
Here was the cost breakdown for our project:
$20 for stripper and "after wash" from Home Depot.
(we already had paint brushes and sanding supplies)
$22 per box of milk paint
We used 1 box of Ironstone as a base-coat then 1 box of grain sack for the cream color & 1 box of Shutter gray for the blue/gray color.
$13 antique wax
$22 soft wax (which is your top coat)
A very reasonable budget to revive an old piece of furniture. And the project only took us two weekends.
I am really pleased with the results...however, I may have some plans to change the top and change out the knobs at some point...'just sayin'. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have about the process but feel free to also consult the Diva herself Miss Mustard Seed.
I look forward to seeing you crazy kids tomorrow & thanks for all of the sweet comments yesterday. Made my day!