Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Milk Paint and Old Quilts... Two of My Favorite Things.

First of all, if you haven't heard about Olie & Evie, the newest little quilt shop in town, head on over to their blog or facebook page and check them out! I think Rhonda and I are kindred spirits... we like old stuff...weathered wood... rusty metal... fabric...quilts... pretty much everything. So, when she asked me to convert this old dresser into shelves for a display cabinet and said she wanted it in MMS Milk Paint, in Boxwood, I jumped on the opportunity. Here is a before photo of the dresser...

Honestly, I never thought of using the color Boxwood, I don't really have a reason why, I just didn't. So I was really excited to try something outside of my "normal" color choices. The color was... incredible!

To my surprise, the milk paint didn't chip much. I didn't even use the bonding agent... just a few chips here and there around the edges.
I tried to photograph the awesome variations in color... isn't it pretty?

I finished it with MMS's clear wax. I love that stuff.

 And here's the best part... We traded services! I had a vintage red, white and blue quilt top that I had found a garage sale a while back, all hand pieced! And some vintage quilt blocks I found as well. I sewed the blocks together to make a funky bed scarf. Rhonda has a long arm quilting machine, and is a very skilled custom quilter.  So, I asked her to quilt them and bind them. I wish the photos were better, but here they are...

I'm absolutely thrilled with the results! I wish the photos did them justice, but they don't. They are so beautiful, I just can't keep my eyes off of them! Now to find a place to display them... :)

Have a lovely day!

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  1. The display cabinet is just lovely, what a great save of an old dresser! I heart your new/old quilts!

  2. Nice trade. Great re-creation of the dresser and the quilts are beautiful.

  3. I've never used boxwood but that color is gorgeous! I'll have to find a piece to try it on. x

  4. love your redo, the color turned out beautiful and i love that you used the wicker basket! I Would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,

    1. Thank you Lauren! Of course! I would love it to be featured on your blog! Thanks for asking! :)


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