Game Cabinet Refresh with Milk Paint

Dresser update with Miss Mustard Seed in Luckett's Green and French Enamel

I’ve only used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint a couple of times, but I am in love!  I am having so much fun exploring different techniques and the finishes they create.  Here’s the latest update to a tired game cabinet up at our cottage.

 Dresser update with Miss Mustard Seed in Luckett's Green and French EnamelThis piece had been previously refinished in an earlier life.  (I would place money on the fact that my grandpa picked it up from a garage sale, most likely already painted.) It had been painted in a faux wood finish, with the goal of creating a cherry-wood color (or it looked as if that was the goal).  You can see the wood plugs that were used to fill the old hardware holes and the knobs were just a little uneven.

 

Dresser update with Miss Mustard Seed in Luckett's Green and French Enamel

I actually didn’t bother to try to feather in the plug marks with wood filler, nor did I even fix the uneven knobs.  (How lazy is that??  I’m going to write it off as busy rather than lazy.  There’s still a lot to do up there, and I just couldn’t justify spending too much time on this project during our last visit.  Please don’t judge.)

Dresser update with Miss Mustard Seed in Luckett's Green and French EnamelI painted her with a mix of two parts French Enamel and one part Luckett’s Green.  I’m a big fan of the color – perfect for a little lake house cottage!

Dresser update with Miss Mustard Seed in Luckett's Green and French EnamelI used the last part of the paint (there was maybe about two tablespoons leftover) and then added a little bit of Ironstone and water to create a wash.  It just lightened it up a bit and gave it a little extra depth.

Dresser update with Miss Mustard Seed in Luckett's Green and French EnamelI slightly distressed the edges, and then finished it with clear wax.  It’s a perfect place to store the kids’ games, books, and coloring supplies!
Dresser update with Miss Mustard Seed in Luckett's Green and French Enamel
If you like painting furniture, you should check out this post where I compare the best types of paint for furniture.  Milk paint is one of the paints I describe in the post!
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The Best Type of Paint for Painting Furniture
 

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