Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Megan's Buttermilk Yellow Dresser

If you checked out my post on favorite projects of 2011, you may have noticed that gray is one of my favorite color choices. It looks good on everything from sleek modern pieces to curvy vintage finds. And it plays nicely with other colors, especially yellow. And yellow just happens to be another favorite color choice. I especially love this yummy shade of General Finishes Milk Paint called Buttermilk Yellow.


You got a sneak peek at this piece on Megan's holiday house tour.
And if you know anything about Megan, you know the girl loves yellow!
Yellow was one of Megan's wedding colors.
Her home has splashes of yellow everywhere.
And she has absolutely no trouble finding her car in a crowded parking lot.

(And by the way, I did not underline that second line. Seriously, I've tried to undo it and I can't.
I guess my computer know that Megan loves yellow too!)



Isn't this a great piece?



It was a lucky estate sale find.


She was a little dusty and had some minor scratches, but was otherwise in great condition. Not a single drawer needed work. And that rarely happens!


This was a tag team project - my favorite kind!
Megan prepped and painted. I distressed and finished.




Megan needed some nice deep drawers for sweaters and this fit the bill perfectly!






With nice chunky knobs like this, we didn't have the heart to change them.




And a light distressing was just enough to bring out the details.







And here she is in her happy home with a girl who loves yellow!



And if this color sounds familiar, yes I have used it before. I wasn't kidding when I said it was a favorite. My only complaint is that yellow is difficult to photograph. The indoor shots are a truer depiction of the color.


I was happy when this sweet little dresser found a home in a little girl's room.



And this coffee table went straight from the garage to my living room.



If you
haven't tried milk paint yet, I'll recommend it again. It goes on beautifully and gives you a smooth durable finish. The first time I used it I found it to be a bit thick, but it says right on the can that you can thin it down. That worked like a charm. It costs more than regular paint, but less than chalk paint. And isn't it fun to try new products? Perhaps in Buttermilk Yellow!

I hope you come back next Tuesday for our very first link party!

I'm linking to...


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Funky Junk's Sat Nite SpecialMaking


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Tickled Pink at 504 Main



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44 comments:

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the lines and knobs on this dresser! All the yellow pieces are so pretty!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Yes, yellow is hard to take a pic of isn't it?My walls used to be yellow and always looked so bright! Nice job on the dresser, I love it.

Karla Medina said...

Yellow always makes me feel happy. Love the dresser :)

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Oh, I *love* the shape of the new dresser! I will keep that yellow in mind once I run out of my "oops" paint!

Marie said...

I have to admit I never though yellow as a nice colour for furniture...but gosh taht was absolutely stunning!!!

Cheers!!

Jessica said...

Love it! I really love yellow. I've been thinking about redoing my daughters bed and nightstand in a light yellow. This peice sold me on it.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love it! the yellow is so pretty- i just love that color! and i noticed the dresser in the tour of her apartment and i wondered about it because it was so sweet!

Twice Nice said...

Beautiful! I love yellow too. That yellow coffee table looks incredible with your the reds in the room!Did you prime with your milk paint or just go straight to it? Some that I've used in the past did not require (or I didn't know better) any priming. That's a great dresser and it turned out amazing! Deb

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love the big chunky knobs on the dresser. The color is just dreamy!

Barb said...

Wow! what a difference that made!

A Thrifted Market said...

Wow..beautiful dresser and would love to try the milk paint. Love the chalk paint so I will check this out too. Thanks!

Sarah said...

This is beautiful! I love that color, great too because depending on your accessories it will look great pretty much with any seasonal decor!

Terry said...

My MIL has a whole set of this chest with matching dresser and bed. I would love to paint it but she says it is too valuable left alone. I'm not into value when it turns out as fabulous as yours.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I've been seeing more of those chunky knobs around and I love them! And milk paint is awesome. I love the basil green color. Great job Sharon!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Hi Elizabeth!! Sorry I haven't been around...took a break from blogging but I think I am back! We have two things in common...I love gray and yellow too! I always tend to migrate towards them when decorating :) Very cute dresser. Happy 2012

Amanda Mae said...

Love the yellow! And the furniture pieces, they look great!

gail said...

great job megan! :) The chest looks beautiful in her new home!

that underline thing happens occasionally. I've been able to remove it, but right now I can't remember how.
gail

DallyGirl @ Lifeat2810 said...

Ohh what a lovely yellow & dresser that is! That gives me an idea for a little desk sitting in my garage that has been begging for a makeover.

Sherry said...

I love yellow! My whole house is butter yellow! The furniture is beautiful. I'm not familiar with milk paint. I will definitely check it out!
Sherry's Bees Nest

Chrissie said...

ThT is the perfect shade of yellow. I love that sweet chest and the knobs are fabulous!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

I'm so glad you left the knobs: perfect chunkiness and what a lovely shade of yellow!!

Jen :o) said...

I love it! Beautiful pieces! You just put me in the mood to hit a few estate sales :)

Jeannie said...

Wow, I wouldn't consider myself a lover of yellow...but I loved every piece you posted. I may just have to bust out some yellow paint. I found you through HOH's Linky Party. I posted a buffet makeover I did using pitch black Milk Paint. Do you use Extra-Bond on your pieces?

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AshTreeCottage said...

I love this shade of yellow ~ so soft and buttery. It's a shade I look for, but never seem to find. It's a perfect color for your charming find. I am glad that you did not change the chunky knobs, they are perfect just the way they are!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

xinex said...

I like yellow too. Your distressing turned out beautifully. Love the chest...Christine

Kathy said...

Love this color! It is so soft and warm! The lines of the dresser are fantastic! Perfect! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Atelier de Charo said...

What a beautiful dresser, love the new color!

Big Hugs
Charo

Heather Jacob said...

this is perfectly perfect .... love it so much ... awesome job ... hugz x

Meg said...

The yellow is so lovely! The pieces look fabulous!

Katie said...

That looks great! The husband wont let me paint our furniture. Although I would love to! You should join me in "Handmade 52" this year!
http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2012/01/handmade-52.html

Domestically Speaking said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful creamy yellow. I'm sure your daughter is enjoying it. I'm putting your dresser in the PoPP Spotlight this weekend. Thanks for linking up.

The Quilt Ladies said...

I love it, I've been watching for a chest and NOW, I'm searching. Great post !

High Street Cottage said...

Gorgeous pieces and thank you for sharing a color we seem to overlook. I think painting with yellow is a bit intimidating but you've certainly highlighted it's best features. And I adore the coffee table you have, your home is lovely.

Meredith Resnick, M.Ed, MA said...

Love that transformation... great color!
Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

I Play Outside The Box said...

That chest looks awesome! Found you over at My Repurposed Life!

Rachel said...

The color is such a soft yellow. It looks so pretty and feminine. I realy like the trim at the top of the dreser!

Lori said...

Love this dresser...when I scrolled down and saw the leaves I immediately thought...decoupage!LOL Too much glue this week! I'm a follower so stop by and visit. I love to meet new blog friends. Lori

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a terrific find - that dresser could be great in any color but the yellow is pretty happy! Beautiful!

Honey at 2805 said...

Great dress and the yellow color is beautiful!

Thank you for linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

Butterbean Row said...

Very nice re-do with the yellow milk paint. I love your coffee table the most!
I bought some milk paint: I think the color is Federal Blue and I also got Pure White. I have yet to use it. Waiting for the perfect piece to come along.

♥charlotte

HI THERE! said...

The yellow looks great! I love the detailing along the top of it. Thanks so much for linking up The Creative Spark - I always love your projects! Happy New Year!
Jenn :)

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

What a great project! I'm jealous - too cold to paint anything here, and I don't have any inside space for it...Won't you consider sharing it with my readers at sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/01/architectural-salvage-jewelry.html. Thanks! Happy New Year!

Kathy

h. rae said...

You distressed it beautifully! It turned out gorgeous! I would love for you to link up with my party at: http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-it-yourself-monday-10-link-up.html

Thanks so much! Happy Monday!

Holly Lefevre said...

I want that tall dresser! I do love milk paint and that color is dreamy - I have that color and am looking at something painted in it right now! You do beautiful work!