Our guest room is getting a long overdue makeover. The first piece I decided to update was a dresser with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.
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This is the second paint transformation for this dresser.
The first time was several years ago as one of my first blog projects. I paid only $20 for this rummage sale dresser and updated it with paint in white and a peachy color on the drawer fronts.
This guest room is our daughter’s former bedroom which was updated when she was a teenager.
I painted the dresser BEFORE my daughter decided as a young teenager that she wanted a deep purple room. Of course the colors don’t really vibe together well but allowing your teenager to be creative with their own space usually keeps the peace. It is only paint anyway.
As you can see in the first photo, the walls in this room are still the Behr Rich Raisin color she choose when she was 13 or 14. Now that she is married and living in her own house, I am finally tackling this room makeover one small project at a time.
But I digress trying to explain the shocking purple walls in these photos. This post is about trying out some new paint and updating this rummage sale dresser.
The new colors in this guest room will be grays and blues and the beautiful blue color called Artissimo was one of my first choices from the paint line and it did not disappoint.
Milk paint is a new paint product to me. I have used chalk paint and latex paint on furniture in the past so the concept of starting with a powder form of paint was something new to learn.
Before I even started on my project, I read all of could on the website and blog for all the tips. I highly recommend you start on their site for Miss Mustard Seed’s Paint. Their blog posts are very helpful on how to use the paint.
I was surprised how easy it was to mix and use. I absolutely love that it took very little amount of the powder to finish this project and that the shelf life in the product in powder form is indefinite.
So I can use this paint for years down the road without worrying that it has dried up.
Once mixed however, it does has a have a shelf life of only a week in a sealed container. Again, see of the tips and suggestions on their website.
For the some great ideas check out the blog at Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.
I started the refresh project for this rummage sale dresser with a through cleaning. Unfortunately my daughter’s old TV caused a few scratches in the top of the dresser that I had to lightly sand and patch over with white paint. My main focus for this project was the drawer fronts anyway.
The drawer fronts of the dresser had been previously painted in a peach color latex paint so I gave each of the drawers fronts a light sanding with 220 grit sandpaper to give the milk paint a better surface to adhere to. Just one good sanding and cleaning with a wet towel was all it needed.
Mixing the powdered paint mix was so easy. I certainly didn’t need to mix the entire bag for this small project so I started out with just half a cup of powder to half a cup of water and mixed it with a small whisk.
After waiting about 10 minutes as suggested on their website, I stirred the paint a second time and was ready to apply it to drawer fronts.
This paint went on so smoothly and dried in between coats in about 20 minutes. I actually waited longer than the suggested time of 30 minutes between coats before adding the second and third coats of paint.
Each time the color just darkened and covered the surface even more and I just love this shade of blue! Of course you had to stir the paint again between each coat.
Before applying the top coat, I lightly sanded the drawer fronts again with 180 grit sandpaper as suggested to give the paint a smooth finish.
I had several choices of a top coat but decided to go with the Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax in clear.
This furniture wax was so creamy and went on so smoothly and effortlessly. I also loved that it deepened the blue color to something similar to an old pair of jeans. Not too dark as navy but definitely a deep blue like a denim pair of jeans.
To better display the updated rummage sale dresser with the new milk paint painted drawer fronts, I moved the dresser to a different location so that the still purple walls did not interfere with the beauty of the blue color.
Honestly, I have several other projects planned for around my home this year and can’t wait to try out the blueish gray color called Shutter Gray that I also picked from the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint line.
I can now say I am a milk paint convert and look forward to using this paint again. I need to work on my technique more of using it but the paint went on so smoothly and was so easy to mix and use.
“We don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” 2 Corinthians 4:18
Naush Samama says
I love the deep blue color you have used. You have breathed a new life into the dresser. Looks stunning ! Thank you for sharing with us at Meraki Link Party.
See you at the party this evening.
Thank you. I have a few more furniture pieces to get done this year as well.
Great makeover, Donna, and I love that shade of blue! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ’s.
Jenn Baker says
Hooray! So glad you’re a Milk Paint lover now ☺️
That navy blue is really such a beautiful color, and perfect for this dresser.