December 07, 2012

White Dove Dresser & Buffet Color

 I have had a lot of clients wanting to use old furniture in their nurseries. I'm a little jealous of these babies and the one of a kind furniture they have in their rooms. Each piece is so unique and vintage and timeless. Lucky little babies. My poor daughter has store bought furniture that is dark and has no personality....maybe I will change that soon.

My newest client contacted me about updating an old worn dresser she had found for her baby that is on the way.
BEFORE

 The top had seen better days. There were dings and water rings...oh, and lots of dust.
 
I stripped the top to remove the layers of top coat and varnish and filled in a few holes with wood filler.
 
 
 
AFTER
 



 
 
My client isn't finding out the sex of the baby so she wanted to go neutral with the color of the dresser. She chose White Dove by Benjamin Moore and opted for a clean classic look with no distressing. We kept the original hardware and dressed it up with a little Oil Rubbed Bronze.
 
I sealed it with Johnson's Paste Wax to protect it from normal wear and tear.  It is going to its new home tomorrow morning.
 
 
I am itching for some color. I used milk paint last week and I really liked it. To be honest, I didn't want to like it, I didn't want to do what everyone else is doing. But I have been bitten by the milk paint bug. I painted this bench in Old Fashioned Milk Paint.
 
 
 
I bought this buffet last week and I want to paint it with milk paint. I haven't picked a color but I'm leaning towards Federal Blue....or maybe a yellow. I had a dream last night I was painting it mustard yellow.
 
 



What color would you paint it?
Do you think something like this would look good with a naturally chippy distressed finish?
 
I think I will be doing a poll on my Facebook page next week to get input.