This large and very ornate dresser was painted with Milk Paint. We used General Finishes Milk Paint in Linen. This is only the second time I have used milk paint and I love it!
I use a ton of acrylic paint, which is so much more difficult and time consuming, but creates a gorgeous durable finish. If I want something high gloss, modern and sleek nothing compares to acrylic paint, but sometimes a roughed up, aged look is what I want to achieve.
Because of the style of this dresser I decided Milk Paint would be a good option. All the fabulous details just really stand out with all the distressing. This paint is so easy to create an authentic looking, well loved and worn look.
You can find this dresser in our Etsy Store if you are interested in purchasing it.
Alchemy fine living is a creative business. My mom and I offer furniture painting services, simple upholstery, and custom slipcovers.
We have been painting furniture for clients for over a decade now. The two of us have been sewing our whole lives. We've sewn things like prom dresses and bathing suits, but back in 2008 we decided to focus our seamstress abilities on home decorative items; specifically custom made slipcovers.
I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom, Connie, taught me from a young age how to spot a deal at a flea market or a thrift shop. She could always spot the hidden potential of an old, worn out piece of furniture. I learned to sew when I was four years old and all through the years I helped my mom with DIY projects around the house.
In 2008 she & I turned our hobby into a business. We offer furniture painting, upholstery, and sewing services.