Miss Mustard Seed’s White Wax Makes It Super Easy To Whitewash!
It was the perfect design choice for this gorgeous Eastlake style dresser with mirror and glove boxes.
Applying White Wax
Miss Mustard Seed’s White Wax is very easy to apply over raw wood to achieve a whitewashed look. Simply rub on with a microfiber cloth or a wax brush (my favorite technique).
The results are stunning!
When you use this technique, White Wax will settle into any recessed areas and low points on your piece, creating a gorgeous effect.
Eastlake Features With New Additions
This whitewashed dresser and mirror are quintessentially Victorian Eastlake. The boxy shape softened by spoon carved details are trademark characteristics of pieces from this era. The glove boxes on top are an added bonus and offer more storage for smaller treasures.
With that said, this piece came without the original hardware. Instead, it had French Provincial style handles, which don’t match this type of furniture.
I know these aren’t the same era either, but they soften the piece and play well with the whitewashed look.
One of my least favorite aspects of this dresser is the red marble insert in the middle.
It’s a touch you definitely don’t see on newer styles of furniture, but I wish the color was white instead of red. It’s easy for the new owner to remove though and could quickly be swapped out with another stone option.
Miss Morgan’s Milkweed Antique & Artisan Show 2020
This Eastlake dresser with mirror is getting packed up today and will be heading up to Lebanon, Pennsylvania this weekend for Miss Morgan’s Milkweed Antique & Artisan Show for 2020. I participated in this event last year and was so happy to have been invited back to share my love of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint again.
Perhaps I’ll have to demonstrate how easy it is to whitewash with White Wax while I’m there!