This little beauty is one of my favorite pieces. I’m in love with this antique dresser all over again after giving her a makeover with General Finishes Milk Paint.
I’ve had this dresser for about 25 years now. She was my great-grandmother’s, then my mom’s, and then Mom gave it to me to use in my daughter’s bedroom when she was a toddler.
The dresser has undergone a lot of transformations over the years, but I think her newest look is my favorite.
Antique Dresser Makeover with General Finishes Milk Paint A Checkered Past…
When I inherited this piece from my mom, she was a mustard yellow color. I painted her white and stenciled some pretty pastel flowers on the drawers to use in my daughter’s room. Years later, when my daughter outgrew this dresser, I got her something different, then stripped this dresser down to the bare wood, and stained her an oak-ish color.
She stayed that way for a few years, and I used her as a side table in the master bedroom, but I never really loved the new look, because the stain just had too much of a yellow-y tint to it.
Next, I painted her this chocolate brown color to match some of the other furniture in the room.
Fast forward a few years more, I moved to a new home, and this piece ended up in the guest room. She’s lived quite a life already in the 25 years I’ve owned her, hasn’t she? Three different homes and 4 different looks. I wish I new more about the 80 or so years before I acquired her.
When I began her most recent makeover, she was painted the chocolate brown color that I put on about 8 or so ago.
I hauled her outside, fueled up on coffee, and got to work.