Being a 'blue' girl myself, the fist colour I mixed up was of course 'Bergere', a beautiful smokey blue . . .
Also being a lover of all things grey, I mixed up some 'Mora'
With a 'thirsty' dresser like this one, I knew the milk paint would go on and adhere beautifully without the need for any bonding agent. Two quick coats of each colour and I was almost done. After painting, I did a thorough overall sand to a smooth finish (as I do with all projects before applying a final protective product) with just a hint of distressing.
Then I took some beautiful (and all natural) hemp oil and applied it to the entire piece - inside, outside and all. . . the hemp oil adds a protective water-resistant layer to both bare wood or milk painted wood surfaces.
Isn't she beautiful?!?
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Oh yah, I added some new antiqued brass hardware as well, I think they look perfect against the soft grey 'Mora'.
Ooh! And check out the inside - the hemp oil really revived the raw wood - and check out that glorious storage!
Let's have a quick look at the before and after side by side one last time: