Dried Lavender Milk Paint | Chest Makeover Reveal

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We enjoyed our family time together, although I have to admit I am glad to get back to “normal” today.  Christmas day started nice and early in our house, so we were all quite tired.


Before the holiday got into full swing, I was able to finish the antique chest of drawers I told you about in my last post.  Yesterday, with the help of my visiting mom, I hauled it inside to grab some staged photos before taking it up to my space at ACM.

Here is what it looked like before.


It was a beautiful piece, but was really scraped up and super dirty.  I decided to go with a new color for it, MMS Milk Paint in Dried Lavender, because it just called for something feminine.

Dried Lavender Milk Paint

The top was sanded down and got a new coat of stain, and here is the final product after another coat of milk paint and some finishing touches.

Dried Lavender Milk Paint

The milk paint went on really well with this piece, and I didn’t do any sanding to prep. For whatever reason I did have some trouble with one side chipping way too much.


But I just sanded it down with some fine grit paper, and painted two more coats on that area.  This time, the paint stuck without a problem.


I really like the smoky purple of the Dried Lavender, and how it plays well against the freshly stained top.

Dried Lavender Milk Paint

Speaking of the top, it was one solid piece of wood, which is the first time I have found that in a piece.  Usually everything I work on has a top coat of veneer.  It re-stained beautifully.


I highlighted a few areas with a very watered down wash of MMS Ironstone, just to give some added depth.

Dried Lavender Milk Paint


It had enough stunning detail on it already that I didn’t do any distressing, besides the sides of the drawers and a few places where the milk paint naturally resisted.



It was a great piece to work on and I hope that it will find its new home soon.

Now back to catching up on laundry, dishes, and all that other stuff that was set aside during the holiday!

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Saturday 29th of March 2014

What a gorgeous color !!! So soft and love the way she took the paint and left spots natural. I'm scared to try this, but will someday with seeing how you worked magic on this piece. Have a great day girl :-)


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Sunday 12th of January 2014

[…] been wanting to try MMS Milk Paint in dried lavender and I think this piece that Melanie over at Lost & Found painted is just so sweet.  Love the lines, the distressing and the color is perfection! Oh, my! […]


Sunday 12th of January 2014

So beautiful! I actually have some of this paint downstairs and I can't wait to try it. It was the perfect color for this piece! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x


Friday 10th of January 2014

What a soft, lovely color. The details look so much painted.


Saturday 11th of January 2014

Thank you Julie, and thanks for stopping by.

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