Before and After– Chippy Love

I wanted to do a quick blog post on the Driftwood chippy dresser, it is such a fun one. Something about this color never fails me. It has a great way of being slightly different every time, which is kind of a great surprise. When I found this piece my heart did a little happy dance, because there is nothing I love more than pieces like this. The detail that went into some of this furniture is just unbelievable. We live in an IKEA world, where furniture is just not made (or appreciated) with this much love anymore.
Within an hour or so of posting this one I had emails asking for a custom paint job… and because it was a Driftwood (Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.) request I was ok with changing my direction. I knew I could still make it my own. I ordered bone knobs (as requested) similar to some of my past projects and lined the drawers with some fun contrast map paper. Because I was really looking for a chippy appearance and the wood was in perfect condition, I did not do any prep work at all. There is a better chance of chipping if you paint in a high heat area… so after two coats I turned on my fireplace and watch the paint pull away so nicely. I let the paint dry over night and in the morning I did a light sand with 220 grit followed with 400 grit to smooth out the finish. Then I sealed it with a High Performance Top Coat by General Finishes. The finish on this piece turned out really pretty.

10947168_438990132926845_1156963445107785136_n I have a few really cute projects lined up and I am hoping to get one finished up this weekend. I got my Spoonflower order in today and like always I am beyond thrilled with the prints that I chose. Now I just want to paper every single piece I have.. paper and knobs inspire me most. They make me start to spin ideas in my head of what colors and textures I want to pull together and see highlighted. When it doubt I do an order… makes me feel good.

5 thoughts on “Before and After– Chippy Love

  1. I really love how this furniture turned out! My question is…what kind of paper do you use for the drawers? Is it wallpaper or regular wrapping paper or some other kind? How do you glue it into the drawers?


    Jill Butler

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