A while ago I picked this sturdy little secretary desk at an auction. It was already painted blue but the color was dated and worn. I had just painted another secretary in a similar combination and it sold before the shop even opened. I painted it with American Paint Company’s Navajo white and Voyage blue. The cubby holes on the inside are done in Annie Sloan’s Aubusson. What really makes it stand out are the knobs. I picked them up from Anthropologie a while ago not sure what I would use them on but I think I found the perfect fit.
One of my favorite things about milk paint is that you can never be sure exactly how your piece will turn out. Sometimes when I think I’ll get a lot of chipping I hardly get any or the opposite can happen. The first piece is an antique pine server with what I’d call a medium amount of chipping and it’s just right for the piece. The second piece is a mid-century dresser which chipped a lot, especially where it’s painted white. I think it makes the dresser really unique.