It’s very late Monday and there is a forecast for even more snow this week! Exactly when did we move to Canada?
OK, I’ll stop complaining and will move on to this week’s favorite find. A gorgeous, classic, solidly built, and fantastic french dresser. This piece is Drexel Heritage – total quality. The drawers glide in and out and the interior cabinet has smaller drawers inside. A perfect piece for either a bedroom or as a sideboard in a dining room. Now I just need a (somewhat) nice day outside so I can sand down the top prior to moving it inside for the paint. I may need to wait awhile for that to happen!
I decided to start off with a coat of General Finishes Milk Paint in the color Seagull Gray. I happen to love love love this paint. I even love the smell of it (weird, I know). It goes on so smoothly and dries quickly. General Finishes was kind enough to send me some free samples, including a few new colors. I was like a kid opening a Christmas present when my box of goodies arrived!
Seagull is a gorgeous, light grey and unlike Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey (another one of my all time faves) it does not have much blue in it. It’s a pale grey that lends itself to the true shabby chic look. I then added a very light coat of chalk paint on top of the milk paint. Annie Sloan’s Old White worked as a great complement to the grey underneath.
I always enjoy using more than one medium. You can apply both milk paint and chalk paint and even add latex into the mix. There is no end to the fun – except taking pictures in the freezing cold 😉
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