True colours

By Maja Komasa, MRS at ReLoved by Maja Komasa in Wągrowiec, PL

One of my favorite pieces so far. An old solid pine chest of drawers with decorative details required several structural repairs, a new countertop and putting on his feet. Managed to. Now it's one of a kind, original statement piece.

Fully painted with General Finishes milk paints in the following colors: Lime green, Emerald, Patina Green, Coastal Blue, Millstone, Brick Red, Tuscan Red, Holiday Red, Persimmon, Somerset Gold. Colors applied one by one, blended by using water. To give her depth and make her pop I distressed the whole piece with a putty knife.

Top secured with several layers of High Performance lacquer, which makes it even suitable as a piece of furniture under the bathroom sink. The whole piece is protected with Flat out Flat varnish, which has a velvety matte finish. Drawers painted inside. New handles with a rust effect achieved by adding Treasure Gold, Metalic wax.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesThe Bohemian Girl

Products Used

  • Lime green, Milk Paint
  • Emerald, Milk Paint
  • Patina Green,Milk Paint
  • Coastal Blue,Milk Paint
  • Millstone, Milk Paint
  • Brick Red, Milk Paint
  • Tuscan Red, Milk Paint
  • Holiday Red, Milk Paint
  • Persimmon, Milk Paint
  • Somerset Gold, Milk Paint
  • High Performace Top Coat
  • Flat out Flat
  • Treasure Gold, Metalic wax.

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