The Pastoral Dresser

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And in this case it's true. I fell hard for a dresser painted by Marian aka Miss Mustard Seed and her sidekick/assistant Kriste. I was so inspired by her dresser that I had to create my own version. The pastoral scene on the dresser is hand painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. And I'm just thrilled with how it turned out. 

I started the dresser with four basic colours. First I painted the whole dresser in Mora. It's the perfect soft blue with a grey undertone. Next I used Boxwood and Luckett's Green for the landscape.

In Process

 I layered different shades whites in the line to achieve fluffy clouds. The mountains were painted with Shutter Grey. 

The trees were painted using Boxwood, Luckett's Green, French Enamel, and the trunks are done in Curio. 

Tree Detail

These cuties were painted with Ironstone, Grain Sack and Typewriter. 

Sheep Detail 

The pastoral image is wrapped on the sides of the dresser. The whole dresser was finished with Miss Mustard Seed's Tough Coat, to give this piece some extra protection. This was my first time using the Tough Coat and I LOVED it. It's a beautiful and durable matte finish. 

I'll be sad to see this one go, as it was a labour of love. Emerson was a big fan of it in our house, and she was quite devastated when she realized that it was gone. Not to worry, I have a fun project in the works for Em's dresser. I'll post that project soon. 

Pastoral Dresser

This beauty will be going to Art in the Barn on July 9, 2016!