Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers - Raggedy Bits

Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers

A friend was going to throw these drawers out but luckily thought of me and that I might be able to do something with them. So with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White and my paintbrush I gave them a fun new look | Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

My friends and familyΒ are the best when it comes to thinking of me when they see a piece of furniture. Whether it be from the side of the road or something that they want to get rid of. This was the case for this set of drawers that a friend of mine had tucked away in his garage. He was going to throw them away but ended up passing them my way. So here is the story of how to make Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers.

Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers

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A friend was going to throw these drawers out but luckily thought of me and that I might be able to do something with them. So with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White and my paintbrush I gave them a fun new look | Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Supplies needed:

 

A friend was going to throw these drawers out but luckily thought of me and that I might be able to do something with them. So with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White and my paintbrush I gave them a fun new look | Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Step 1 – Mix up your MMS Milk Paint, water and bonding agent with a ratio 1:1:1. Stir until well combined. Let rest while you clean your drawers. Because these drawers had no shine to them I didn’t need to sand them to prepare the surface for the milk paint. if your drawers are shiny, give them a quick sand to make them dull and give the milk paint something to adhere to. Using a wood filler, fill in any nail head holes or scratches or damage.

 

A friend was going to throw these drawers out but luckily thought of me and that I might be able to do something with them. So with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White and my paintbrush I gave them a fun new look | Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Step 2 – Once the filler has set, sand back removing all of the excess and the surface becomes smooth.

A friend was going to throw these drawers out but luckily thought of me and that I might be able to do something with them. So with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White and my paintbrush I gave them a fun new look | Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 3 – Mix your milk paint again and start applying to your drawers. Let dry and repeat until happy with the coverage. This took 3 coats.

A friend was going to throw these drawers out but luckily thought of me and that I might be able to do something with them. So with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White and my paintbrush I gave them a fun new look | Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 4 – Once the milk paint is dry use your sander and distress. If you aren’t sure the best way to go about distressingΒ click hereΒ for some tips.

A friend was going to throw these drawers out but luckily thought of me and that I might be able to do something with them. So with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White and my paintbrush I gave them a fun new look | Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 5 – Continue on with distressing the rest of the drawers and wax to seal.

A friend was going to throw these drawers out but luckily thought of me and that I might be able to do something with them. So with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White and my paintbrush I gave them a fun new look | Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Step 6 – Add some bling drawer pulls.

A friend was going to throw these drawers out but luckily thought of me and that I might be able to do something with them. So with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White and my paintbrush I gave them a fun new look | Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

 

And voila!!!! There you have a new set of Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers all ready to adorn your home πŸ™‚

Happy Milk Painting!



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A friend was going to throw these drawers out but luckily thought of me and that I might be able to do something with them. So with some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White and my paintbrush I gave them a fun new look | Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers | Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

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23 comments

  1. This little cabinet looks brand new and boutique worthy. We have one very very nice home boutique in town and this would fit right in. Unfortunately it would be $300 or more. Well done.

  2. Love the way this turned out Sam. We have a set of drawers that looks almost exactly the same, except ours has a spikey top. I’ve never even thought of painting them until I saw how beautifully yours turned out. It’s almost as if you can appreciate the unusualness better when it’s been painted and distressed

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