farmhouse chest

Shopping for vintage is always an interesting journey.

There are some places that I always know I can find good stuff at, and then there are other places that I've tried once, and haven't gone back.

I try to give those spots a second chance somewhere down the road, and usually I am pleasantly surprised!

Case in point, this chest of drawers:

It was a really interesting piece, and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to take it home.
It was from a newish shop that I'd gone to before, but hadn't really seen much that particularly interested me.

Some days you feel like you hit the jack pot.

Besides the chest, I also scored two large jars of buttons and a vintage chocolate tin.

This is a solid piece, and in really good shape.
I gave it a couple coats of Typewriter in MMS milk paint.

I've used the paint a few times now on several different finishes, and am really starting to pick up on how the paint will react to the surface.
I love furniture that has been stained and poly'd- it really gives a great chippy finish without much prep!
This piece had exactly that to start with.

The pulls that came with it weren't too bad- I know not everyone loves these, but to me they remind me of Hansel and Gretl- kind of Old World storybook.
I left these two on the small drawers on top:

 When I was at the shop yesterday, I spotted some new hardware and I knew these would be a great addition to the over all look.

don't you just love the key holes too?

I also lined the drawers with paper:

(I still need to tidy / glue down a few edges!)

It's has a nice low profile, and I'm hoping someone will love the character of this piece as much as I do!

On a related note, if you follow my Instagram feed, or Facebook page, you know that over the weekend, I moved into a new space at Aunt Bee's House!

I'm super excited about it.
I am just to the right of the main entrance, in a newly remodeled area of the shop.
It's a nice bright spot with lots of great light.

There are more vendors still moving in over the next couple weeks- I hope if you're in the area, you will stop in and check it out.

I'm hoping to bring this dresser in soon!

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  1. I am absolutely 'in love' with this's the color! the orange peaking thru is awesome!

  2. love the fun hardware and LOVE the finish! i saw this on instagram and was in love then! :)

  3. Denise,
    Glad you went back, because you sure found a goodie with this one. Congrats on the new space...location is so important.


  4. I love that piece. Congrats on moving to a new spot. I hope you have some wonderful business! xo Diana

  5. I love it.. what a great find ♡

  6. I love the color and the distressing. Most of all, I love the extra little drawers on top! I feel like I "need" one of these! Great find!


  7. I love this piece, what a great find and it turned out beautifully.


  8. Great find! I love how the typewriter paint looks on it. A nice charcoal color. I agree about hitting some places that just suck the first time around. I also give it another go and then get lucky. It can be hit or miss!

  9. That is a gorgeous piece-I love the colour!

    Good luck with your move!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  10. great piece and great color. it looks fab with the orange peeking through.

  11. This is such a great piece of furniture. Love the color and finish, the interesting top and the new hardware.

    Following you blog and pinning. Have a great weekend!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  12. soo gorgeous!!! love the drama that a little black can create - this looks awesome, great job!!

  13. Gorgeous!!! I'm a retailer for MMS Milk Paint in Europe. I would love it if you could join my link party this weekend with this project. My readers would love it! Hope to see you soon! I'll pin this piece to my Pinterest-boards too!


  14. Very nice! I would buy this in a second. Warm hugs, Esther

  15. Another fabulous piece! Love it Denise. Thanx for partying at my place!


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