I ordered a bunch of colors of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and waxes to try out. I had read about her new white wax and was curious about what it would do. I thought this piece might be perfect to try it out on.
I found this little treasure at my local Habitat for Humanity Home store. Other than a moderately gross paint job and broken handle, it was in near perfect condition and a total steal! (Sometimes I watch Netflix while I paint... One of my vices)
I mixed up some MMS milk paint in "Kitchen Scale" which is one of my favorite colors in her line. It is just the most gorgeous color in person, however, it's hard to accurately photograph because it has so much depth. Every picture seems to be a little different color.
I painted the the insides of the drawers white (so they look nice & clean, since I sell most of my pieces) Then I went to work with the milk paint.
I let it dry overnight and then lightly took a putty knife to it to get off any flaky paint to achieve that chippy milk paint look. Then I sanded a few spots with 180 grit sandpaper to give it a worn beach cottage look and then took a 220 grit sandpaper to it to smooth everything out and give it a nice finish.
I did one coat of MMS Furniture Wax (wipe it on, let it sit, buff it off) and let it set up for a couple of hours, then I took a chip brush and sort of painted on the white wax and then rubbed it in with a clean, lint free rag. I gave me a white wash/ salt wash look. I love how it turned out! I've since used the white wax on a few projects.
The hardware I found on ebay. I painted and distressed then pulls and then sealed them with polycrylic spray. I likes that they reminded me of shells...
I happened to have this drawer liner, which matched perfectly. Love when that happens!
This piece is available for sale at Twisted Vine Collective.