My friends and family 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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- Old set of Drawers
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Farmhouse White
- Paint Brush
- Miss Mustard Seed Beeswax
- Drawer Pulls – I used these ones.
- Miss Mustard Seed Bonding Agent
- Wood Filler
- 120 grit sandpaper and sander – I use this one.
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.
Step 2 – Once the filler has set, sand back removing all of the excess and the surface becomes smooth.
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.
Step 4 – Once the milk paint is dry use your sander and distress. If you aren’t sure the best way to go about distressing click here for some tips.
Step 5 – Continue on with distressing the rest of the drawers and wax to seal.
Step 6 – Add some bling drawer pulls.
And voila!!!! There you have a new set of Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers all ready to adorn your home 🙂
Happy Milk Painting!
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I love the crystal knobs on that cute cabinet that contrasts so well with the distressed paint job. Your family is so sweet to keep an eye out for you and bring you little treasures to transform.
Yes I sure am Toni!! Very grateful 🙂
Love this Sam.
Your milk paint projects are so inspiring me!! I can’t wait to use mine. this looks great
Sam this turned out gorgeous. That fun shape of your drawers along with the pretty knobs really makes it a show stopper.
Awww, thank you, Mary! I have not seen a piece like this before so was super happy with how it all turned out!
Wow I am in love with these drawers Sam they look, fantastic love, the handles you chose
Thank you, Amber! So glad you like it. They sure are a unique set of drawers. I haven’t seen any like this before.
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.
Gee that has to be one of the nicest comments Leanna! Thank you so much!
This is a unique dresser. You really worked your magic on it and it looks wonderful. Thank goodness for caring friends and neighbors who want to get rid of old stuff.
Thank you so much, Debora!
I love this chest and I love what you did with it!! It looks amazing – thanks for sharing on the pleasures of the nw’s diy party!
So glad you like it, Helen! It was a fun unique piece to give a new lease on life!
What a great piece! I love how it turned out. Thank you for sharing at #HomeMattersParty
Thank you, Emily!
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
Good luck with your drawers Michelle! I’m sure they will turn out beautiful!!
Wow what a big difference, I LOVE how it turned out! I have a small three drawer cabinet shaped like this, and was just looking at it the other day thinking I needed to update it some how. I may try this. Thanks for sharing!