Monday, March 2, 2015

Introduction to Luckett's Green

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Let me start off this post by saying how much I love this piece! This farmhouse dresser got a complete makeover with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Luckett's Green. This was my very first time experimenting with milk paint and the colour sucked me right in....and then the entire paint line sucked in my savings ;)

Let me explain my excitement a little to you. I generally use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to do most of my furniture and signs. I love her paint for many reasons and I adore the colour Antibes, but in my experience of painting with it, not as many customers love it as much as I do. The colour itself is very bold and for the majority, people tend to stick in the safe zone of a neutral palette.

When I came across Luckett's Green, it was the perfect solution to my problem. It wasn't to bright, bold, or had just the right amount of wow factor, and the colour is very pleasing with many of the vintage greens that we all see. It also has the bonus of achieving such lovely colour variations that are typical of aging pieces over the years - think about natural fading and weathering :) It's so very different from the consistent colouring with Annie Sloan. Now think of the 2 paints layered together and the magic that is created when that happens! Just look at the harmony that Antibes and Luckett's Green create together!

This dresser itself was more that just a bit of a nightmare when I first got it. It was by no means an expensive piece made with beautiful woods and master carpentry. No, this was a humble little farmhouse dresser, full of charm...and dents...and really horrible textured pink paint. I ended up stripping the entire dresser because the pink paint would not sand off, and because of this, I have a constant reminder of it now stuck to my driveway after I accidentally dropped some of the stripper mixture on it :( Drop cloths people! Don't be like me and forget them ;)

Remember those dents and inexpensive wood that I was taking about? Well the top was just some very "loved" fir but I couldn't resist staining it with Java Gel anyway. I adored the charm of this little dresser so much that I had plans of putting it in my bedroom. That is until I completed the dresser and then measured the space available for it. No beuno. I was crushed and the Mister who already thinks that our house is crammed with too much furniture, danced around the room triumphant. I may have had thoughts of smothering him and his victory dance while he was sleeping but I'm not going to say for sure ;)

In the end, I was forced to sell it. On a brighter side to this story is because of my fantastic experience with the milk paint, I now own most of the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint line! Hahaha! Betcha the Mister isn't celebrating now :D And just for your amusement, here is the before of this sweet piece. (Pardon the horrible seller's photo...the dresser was actually pink, not white like the picture.)

Linking up:
Before and After Wednesday at The Dedicated House
Inspiration Fridays Linky Party at The Painted Drawer
Share Your Style Party #2 at The Vintage Nest
The Sunday Showcase at By Stephanie Lynn
Silver Pennies Sunday Link Party at Silver Pennies
Saturday Sparks Link Party at Pieced Pastimes
Monday Masterpiece at Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint


  1. great piece and post! you describe my husband and my relationship exactly when it comes to furniture and paint!

  2. What a find. I keep searching Craigslist daily here in Washington with no luck. I especially love doing makeovers on cute little dressers like this one. You did an awesome job.


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