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  • Katie Scott

Chippy Eastlake Dresser

This cutie was another quick job for me. The furniture vendor that I purchased it from had already stripped it back to the bare wood and re-stained it in a dark walnut colour. When I got it home, all I had to do was spray it down with a generous coat of shellac to seal in the new stain and then I was ready for paint.

These drawers where in such great condition!

I wanted a super chippy, authentically old look for this piece. Milk paint is the best choice for this! For this project I used Shackteau Interiors Milk Paint in Shell White. It's a very user friendly, all natural paint that comes in a powder form. When mixed with water it turns into beautiful paint. Since milk paint tends to be thinner than the chalk paints that I usually use, I needed four full coats to achieve full coverage of the white over the dark base.

All that chippy goodness. That's the power of milk paint!

Once my paint was dry and chipping, I gave the whole piece a good sand down with some 220 grit sandpaper, removing any loose paint and then I sealed my new paint job with a slathering of hemp oil.

Doesn't it look like it just came out of a barn?