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.
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.
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.