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OFMP: The Marissa Dresser

**This project was sponsored by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. However, the opinions and thoughts expressed within this post are 100% my own. 

It's a brand new month. Do you know what that means? We are rocking and rolling our way into another Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest. Are you ready to see which contestants will have their game face on? Curious to learn more about our WONDERFUL sponsor for June? Interested in finding out the details of this months GRAND PRIZE? Dear Fabulously Talented Winner whom I have yet to meet... you are in for a treat! 

The amazingly talented Charlotte from Ciburbanity and I are excited to co-host this month's competition which begins TODAY! Here are some of the exciting details for this month's contest...

June 2015 Theme: "Shabby Chic Storage"
Submission Deadline: Friday, June 19th @ 11:59 PM EST
PRIZE PACKAGE: 
-Six (quarts) of OFMP (your choice of colors)
-One (quart) of Extra-Bond
-One (pint) of Antique Crackle
-One (5 oz.) Tin of Daddy Van's Clear Wax
-One (2 oz.) Tin of Daddy Van's Antique Brown Wax
-One (2 oz.) Tin of Daddy Van's Shadow Black Wax

If you were the winner, what in the world would YOU create with all of these FABULOUS OFMP products? Which Milk Paint colors would you select? Can I help you visualize what a refinished piece would look like in Pitch Black? In the spirit of our June Theme, "Shabby Chic Storage" I hand selected this particular old and worn dresser because she possessed four deep drawers, had beautiful details and exquisite knobby legs. Here she is getting a quick and light sanding in the garage. All those in favor of a new paint color, say "I"?

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This was my first experience using Old Fashioned Milk Paint and I'm not going to lie, I was a little nervous to try it. But, do you know what I would tell my older self after knowing what I know now? Don't you dare spend another minute fretting. It's a cinch to mix and it's even easier to apply... You can do this! You've got this! And, it's going to turn out great!

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After I sanded the dresser, I moved it inside to paint. For this project, I mixed together 1 cup of Old Fashioned Milk Paint in Pitch Black with 1 cup of warm water. After it was mixed well, I added 1 cup of Extra Bond to the paint to encourage adhesion. Using Extra Bond gives YOU the chance to control how chippy you want a piece to be. I absolutely LOVE that OFMP is non-toxic and completely environmentally safe. There were no odors while I mixed and applied the paint indoors and it gave me the loveliest coverage on the FIRST coat! (I still had more then 1/4 of my mixed paint left when my project was finished. A little bit goes a long way!) I'm so impressed with the safe flexibility that OFMP provides... You can paint walls, children's furniture and toys and it's 100% naturally safe!

Would you like to see the end result? Here she is, The Marissa Dresser with all of her "Shabby Chic Storage" details...
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Wouldn't she make a stylish storage solution for an entry way, bathroom, extra bedroom or office?

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What else you can do with OFMP? Hop on over to see what my co-host, Charlotte from Ciburbanity as well as the rest of our talented hosts have cooked up and prepare to have your socks knocked off!

Evey [Evey's Creations] (Co-Creator) Stacy [Anastasia Vintage] (Co-Creator)
Charlotte [Ciburbanity] Lynn [Fern Avenue]  Michelle [Dandelion Patina]

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This contest is officially open! Those bloggers that belong to the group and have signed up for June, feel free to link up on any of the hosts' blogs!... I cannot wait to see what YOU create!

Carrie || Thirty Eighth Street


39 comments

  1. Carrie I absolutely love this. I love how the distressing looks like it's been there forever!

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  2. OH MY! I will take it. Totally in love with this...I have a thing for black and white. Your staging is perfecto.

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  3. This. Is. GORGEOUS. Sorry to be such a deadbeat about leaving a comment. Love the black and the subtle age you gave this piece! PINNING and remembering for my own home! xx

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  4. The makeover looks great. The distressing is such a beautiful touch. Pinned and Tweeted. Thanks for sharing your amazing transformations with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  5. Beautiful makeover - just the perfect amount of distressing. I love how you staged it for the photos too. Crushing on that bicycle print above it!

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    1. Thanks, Marie! That print was a HomeGoods find. :)

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  6. Looks fabulous! Love how you distressed it! Looks so well done and like this beautiful piece of furniture has been like this for a very long time. Great work! Thanks for linking up at The Creative Corner Link Up. I'm a new host and can't wait to see what fabulousness you link up next week!

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    1. Maria! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice compliment! Looking forward to linking up again!

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  7. This is stunning! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I am pinning and sharing your makeover! Cat

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  8. This is a gorgeous transformation! I would never have thought to paint it black, but I absolutely love it. What an incredible transformation! I'd love if you'd share this makeover (or any of your favourite projects) at our link party, Create • Share • Inspire, every Thursday at 8:00 PM to Sunday at 8:00 PM.

    Alicia xo

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    1. Done! Thanks for the invitation and for hosting! :)

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  9. Gorgeous transformation! I think your dresser would look fabulous in a bathroom! Thanks for sharing! Cynthia

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    1. It would make a great spot to store towels and linens wouldn't it!? Now, I'll I need is a bigger bathroom. ;)

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  10. A black piece of furniture makes a strong statement. This looks beautiful. You not only did a great job painting and distressing, but I love how you staged it -- down to that sweater(?) hanging from the drawer. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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  11. This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

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  12. Hi. Just letting you know that your lovely dresser is featured at Two Uses Tuesday!
    http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2015/11/two-uses-tuesday-55.html

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    1. Wow! Thank you, Donna! I'll be sure to stop by and say, Hi!... Carrie

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  13. Oh I just love dressers and this one is charming! Featured at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing Carrie!

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    1. Wow! Thank you for featuring both of them! You made my day, Sharon!

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  14. Very pretty! I love how sophisticated but vintage it looks. :)

    Iris♥
    The Blue Birdhouse - DIY Blog

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    1. Thanks so much, Iris... glad you liked it! Have a great weekend!

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  15. I haven't used chalk paint and I am seeing my mistake in not trying it. The Marissa dresser is lovely, the perfect amount of chippiness and age. Love it. I'm wondering if it would would on my kitchen cabinets? I love the old and the modern mixed, this would give a bit of age to our newly built home. Love it!

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    1. Oh Nikki, you've got to try chalk paint... I promise you you'll love it!

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  16. I've never heard of milk paint before, but sounds pretty interesting. Might need to give it a try some time!

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    1. It's definitely a little different to work with then chalk paint. But, it gives you some great natural chipp-iness results. :)

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  17. Once again, stunning!! This transformation is absolutely jaw-dropping, and I am definitely on the lookout for a dresser to use this color on. Sooo gorgeous!

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  18. I know this sounds silly but it looks completely different! Amazing job :)

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    1. Thank you, Anna! Doesn't a little paint go a long way!?

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  19. What a difference some paint can make. I love the contrast with those knobs. Thanks for posting. Hello from Inspire Me Wednesday.

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  20. Carrie, I love your dresser makeover - your distressing is spot on! I would love to feature it on my 2nd blog DIY Furniture Makeovers (http://diyfurnituremakeovers.com). Let me know if that's alright. Thank you!

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