Do you want to see a furniture makeover today?
I hope you said yes, because that’s what I’ve got.
Gray Painted Furniture With Off-White Hardware
I think she’s beautiful…what about you?
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The chest of drawers came from My Favorite Junk Shop.
The piece is made by Dixie Furniture Company.
It’s solid wood…..no fake stuff.
I’m guessing it’s from the 60’s?
The bottom drawer needed a little work but the JTS took care of that!
The day I bought the chest I pictured it painted gray.
But then I got to thinking it would be pretty in pink.
I mixed Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Ironstone and Tricycle to get the pink color.
I also added the bonding agent because I didn’t want the paint to chip.
I ran into a little problem.
I ran out of paint.
I didn’t have anymore Ironstone so I headed to my booth at the shop….and I was out of stock there too.
Now I could have went with a latex paint in pink but I decided to go back to the original plan and paint the chest gray.
I once again mixed paint.
This time I used Reclaim Beyond Paint in pewter and I added Reclaim Beyond Paint in off-white to lighten the pewter.
After the paint was dry I brushed a very light white wash over the body of the chest.
The white-wash is off-white paint diluted with water until it’s really thin.
I brush that on then immediately wipe it back with a rag….leaving a little of the wash behind.
It’s something you have to play with.
I used Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spray paint for the hardware.
This is my new favorite spray paint color!
I distressed the hardware….who saw that coming
The white wash is very light and hard to see in the photograph.
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Have a great weekend,