hand painted dresser

Hand Painted Dresser

hand painted robin redbreast’s egg blue dresser Marian ParsonsMay 2, 2017Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint44 Comments If you like a good old-fashioned Miss Mustard Seed makeover, well, I think it’s safe to say that you will like this post. Today was a immense day in the studio.  It was engaged, but I was able to finish two pieces and photograph a third.  I love the sense of accomplishment I feel when a portion is complete and the process of styling and seizing pictures is one of my favorite stuff about my business.  So, I was in my element. The piece I’m sharing now is this antique dresser I found on craigslist.  It had a sloppy coat of black paint on it, but I knew I could toil with that.  I usually like to take pieces that are wood, so I have a “clean tablet” so to converse, but black can expect almost like dark wood when it peeks under a coat of distressed milk paint. It had a bit of a shine to it, so we gave it a light sanding and also removed the weatherglass knobs to prep it for painting… This dresser is so nondescript that I didn’t have a clear vision for it, so I decided to just begin with a pretty kind and take it from there.   I have oh really been into custom blue/greens lately, so I mixed one up for this piece.  It’s equal ability Eulalie’s Sky and Shutter Gray from the MMS Milk Paint line. I don’t think I’ve ever mixed up that exact ratio before, but it made the prettiest robin’s egg melancholy. It sat in my studio just like that for a few days and I had to think concerning where to take it from there.  The longer it sat, the more I knew that it needful something, so I chalked out a design, mixed up some white artist acrylic paint with some matte medium, and went for it. And I’m glad I did… It’s very similar to a piece I painted several years ago and it’s always been one of my favorites. The key to decorative painting in this style is to keep the brush strokes loose and annex lots of them!  Having the strokes and designs bunched together makes the eye center on the project as a whole, not on each individual brush stroke.  That prevents the eye from resting on imperfections.  For that sake, this style is very forgiving. I distressed the sharpness of this piece with 120 grit writing to allow the hints of the black to show through.  It’s just enough to add a bit of dimension.  I then assurance it with a coat of Tough Coat. I had a expanded time styling this piece, humming to music, scooting furniture around, careful accessories from my stash… I added a small collection of victorian ink phial, which were the perfect color and added a contracted glitter. I made the blackboard out of a large antique frame I purchased a few weeks ago.  I occur to have a piece of luan in the basement that was a perfect fit for the frame and I painted it in the custom chalkboard mix I used for Lucketts last year.  (You can find details on that HERE.) It really is the perfect “vintage chalkboard” color once it is moderate with bleach.  It is a little bit huge for the small dresser, but I still likely the way they paired together and decided to hinder the scale mis-match move. It was the perfect place to write a little quote and to hang this melodious baby dress… One of the cast iron bunnies possess supernumerary pieces of chalk. And those flowers!  Those were clipped from the snowball bush I planted in my yard a couple of years ago.  It is weighed down with blooms now and I decided to prevent myself.  I’m a bit in love with them, so they are making their way into a lot of pictures until they withe. You have been warned. This custom blue is a pretty simple recipe, but here it is in a handy. dandy insignificant graphic in case you want to file it away for by and by reference… And, if you poverty to get a similar hand-painted look, but don’t feel like you can paint it freehand, I created a stencil that can help you out!  You can find more intelligence about this one and other designs HERE.
hand painted dresser 1

Hand Painted Dresser

Hand Painted Dresser

If you like a religious old-fashioned Miss Mustard Seed makeover, well, I think it’s safe to say that you will like this post. Today was a great age in the studio.  It was meddling, but I was able to finish two pieces and photograph a third.  I fondness the sense of accomplishment I feel when a castle is finished and the process of manner and taking pictures is one of my favorite things about my business.  So, I was in my element. The piece I’m sharing today is this old-fashioned dresser I found on craigslist.  It had a sloppy coat of black paint on it, but I knew I could work with that.  I usually like to coff pieces that are furious, so I have a “dexterous slate” so to utter, but black can look almost similar gloomy wood when it peeks under a coat of distressed milk paint. It had a morsel of a shine to it, so we gave it a light grit and also removed the glass knobs to prep it for painting… This dresser is so nondescript that I didn’t have a clear vision for it, so I decided to proper start with a pretty color and take it from there.   I have really been into custom blue/greens recently, so I mixed one up for this piece.  It’s equal ability Eulalie’s Sky and Shutter Gray from the MMS Milk Paint direction. I don’t think I’ve ever mixed up that exact ratio before, but it made the prettiest robin’s ovum blue. It sat in my studio just like that for a few days and I had to think near where to take it from there.  The longer it sat, the more I knew that it needed something, so I chalked out a design, mixed up some white artist acrylic paint with some matte medium, and went for it. And I’m glad I did… It’s very similar to a piece I painted several years ago and it’s always been one of my favorites. The key to decorative painting in this graver is to keep the brush strokes loose and add accident of them!  Having the strokes and designs bunched together makes the eye focus on the design as a whole, not on each individual brush stroke.  That prevents the eye from resting on imperfections.  For that reason, this call is very placable. I distressed the edges of this individual with 120 sand writing to allow the hints of the black to show through.  It’s orderly enough to add a morsel of dimension.  I then sealed it with a coat of Tough Coat. I had a big time manner this piece, humming to music, scooting furniture around, picking accessories from my stash… I added a small collection of victorian ink bottles, which were the finished color and added a insignificant sparkle. I made the chalkboard out of a large antique frame I purchased a few weeks ago.  I happened to have a piece of luan in the basement that was a finished fit for the originate and I painted it in the usage blackboard muddle I habit for Lucketts last year.  (You can find details on that HERE.) It really is the perfect “vintage chalkboard” color once it is seasoned with chalk.  It is a little bit large for the small dresser, but I still likely the way they paired together and decided to let the scale mis-match slide. It was the entire place to write a little extract and to hang this sweet baby dress… One of the eject iron bunnies holds extra pieces of bleach. And those froth!  Those were clipped from the snowball shrub I planted in my yard a couple of years ago.  It is weighed down with blooms now and I decided to help myself.  I’m a bit in courtship with them, so they are making their interval into a lot of pictures until they droop. You have been warned. This custom blue is a pretty frank formula, but here it is in a handy. dandy little graphic in case you want to file it away for future reference… And, if you want to get a similar hand-painted look, but signior’t feel like you can paint it freehand, I created a stencil that can help you out!  You can find more information about this one and other intend HERE.

Hand Painted Dresser

Hand Painted Dresser
Hand Painted Dresser
Hand Painted Dresser
Hand Painted Dresser

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