Monday, August 12, 2013

Short Buffet in Tricycle Red...

Here is my second attempt at using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint...
this time, in "Tricycle Red..."
Here is the buffet "before..."
I thought this piece would lend itself to chipping,
and boy, did it ever!
It chipped, and chipped, and chipped some more...
I really love what became of it.
The top veneer had some cracks and chips that were beyond repair
so I had Mark do his thing with the 12" planer.
The wood underneath had some variations in color that wouldn't sand out...
I think it just adds to the character of this truly unique piece...
I can honestly say I've been converted to milk paint.
It's so easy and fun to use!

This piece is now SOLD.
Have you had experience with milk paint?
I would love to know what you think!
Have an awesome day!
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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wash Stand in Kitchen Scale

My first attempt at painting with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint was a huge success!
First of all, I ordered the paint from Robyn Story Designs.
They were so fast and friendly, I will definitely be ordering from them again!
I think I'm in love with milk paint...
Here is the "before" photo of this cute little wash stand I've had for a while now,
not knowing what to do with it...
I thought it was the perfect candidate for the "chippy" look milk paint is famous for...
Strangely enough, it hardly chipped at all.
Still, the chippy look was what I was going for,
 so I coaxed more of the paint off with my putty knife...
I waxed it with MMS Furniture Wax, which I LOVED.
It went on so smooth and easy!
And I used a bit of her Antiquing Wax as well.
Did I mention this color is "Kitchen Scale?"
It's absolutely lovely, I can't keep my eyes off of it.
I think I'm hooked on milk paint.
33 1/2" wide, 30" tall, 18 1/2" deep
Have a wonderful day!