We just finished the Brimfield Antique Fall Market with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. Not that the real Miss Mustard Seed was there, although a couple of times I was asked if I was her, sorry Marian I am 15 years your senior! Here is the piece which sold the fastest, never made it out on the floor so to speak!
It is a 1958 maple dresser which came with that pretty standard, boring, dated, colonial maple stain on it, sorry no before pics. We are always in such a hurry before a show we hardly get to take pics!
Hubby sanded the whole thing down leaving just a little of the stain on the drawers to peak through. One coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Lucketts Green milk paint and a very small amount of antique wax followed by clear furniture wax [all Miss Mustard Seed Products] finished with a super fine steel wool buffing the next day. Love the hardware, which is original.
We wanted the top to be left natural but the wood was too light so we added a little stain before the hemp oil and then the next day a light wax treatment. I didn’t know hubby was going to leave the other trim part [drawer over drawer separation] natural but it sure made an awesome detail! We did the wax over the wood because the oil absorbed in so quickly we wanted a seal-protection for the show. Although I love the chippy shabby look, this dresser was so amazingly popular that I could have sold several. We are trying to mix it up a bit and not always do everything distressed.
What do you think? Do you like this more traditional look or the chippy distressed look?
Brimfield Antique Fall Market was a great success with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint so I will be re-stocking my shelves later on this month! In a follow-up post I will be sharing the chalk paint pieces we did and some great ideas for autumn decor!
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