This lovely was my first experiment with milk paints! The dresser has gorgeous knotted pine exterior facings and a subtle nautical vibe with a carved seashell detail and curved side edges along the drawers. I wanted to highlight these without being too literal and thought I would try the chippy texture of a milk paint! I selected General Finishes Basil and Persian Blue - then realized quickly that this was nothing like the milk paint I had anticipated. It instead was a beautifully saturated, smooth and gorgeous color with all-over adhesion (We had also lightly sanded the entire surface). I probably would have done two to three coats to see the full expression of the color, but Basil was a little more of a light sage than I had expected, so I switched to layer it with Persian Blue. This brought out a gorgeous almost sea foam or sea glass color that started to speak to me.
I wanted to also embrace the beautiful vintage texture and knotted pine on this piece, so I did a light all-over distressing, as well as a focused distressing at the natural wear points on edges, drawer sides, feet, etc. The texture was exceptionally smooth and I LOVED the driftwood-inspired finish.
Here's one more photo of it from the shop. Again, these colors have subtle nuances that pick up on different qualities of lighting and the rest of your decor and design. I adore the way this piece turned out, and am sure I'll experiment with these colors again! Next time I want to try a chippy paint, though, I'll try Miss Mustard Seed! Maybe Santa will bring me some :)