Sunday, July 13, 2014

Dresser Update: Gorgeous Kitchen Scale milk paint

I picked up this dresser off of Craigslist and couldn't believe how sturdy it was when I saw it in person. This dresser is a medium size at 38" long, but is far heavier than she looks. Sturdy and clean!

Before:


After Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Kitchen Scale. I.love.this.color. I used Hemp oil to make the color more rich and used clear wax to seal it.






Did I mention I love this color? 
~Allison

Friday, June 27, 2014

Duncan Phfyfe Dresser: Paying My Sitter with Furniture

This style of furniture has my heart. The pulls, the curves...swoon!

I had been looking for a day or two for a solid, cute and functional dresser that could be used for a TV stand. My awesome sitter that comes one morning a week was looking for one and we made a deal that I could pay her by painting stuff! Win-win!

Before:



After paint and cherry stain:











I'm very happy with how this turned out and can't wait to see it in it's new home!

~Allison

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Antique Washstand in Milk Paint

Each time I use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, I love it a little more. 

When I was working at Carver Junk Company two weeks ago, there was one sample size of MMSMP Boxwood. I thought I might mix it with the Artissimo to make a deep teal.

I found this washstand at a sale and it was perfect for MMSMP...dried out and ready for some fun color.


And here it is with the custom color and hemp oil.







This is headed to Carver Junk Company tomorrow for their June Sale!

~Allison

Monday, June 9, 2014

Vintage Desk with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

Oh how I love this piece. I grabbed it at an estate sale that I went to on a whim. The veneer was coming off the top a bit, but nothing a little glue couldn't fix.

No "before" pic, but this is what she looks like dressed in a custom mix of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (MMSMP) 3/4 parts Dried Lavender and 1/4 parts Trophy. I used Antiquing Wax as a top coat and Dark walnut with antiquing wax on the top.











I love this piece! This will be for sale at Carver Junk Company June 19-22 unless it sells before then!

~Allison

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Whimsical Buffet

I picked this up yesterday from a local shop that had used it as a counter. It had been painted in a thin coat of white chalk paint and I thought I'd just spruce it up with a few coats of white and call it a day. But when I sanded it, a gorgeous blue green what underneath....so I sanded the high points, used dark wax and new knobs....and called it a day. No before photos....and this hose has got to go!





These pulls are the sweetest!!



Thanks for stopping by!

~Allison


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

From a Desk to Matching Nighstands

So my partner, Kirsten from White Butterfly has done this trick many times, so when I found this desk, I knew I had to try taking a desk into two separate nightstands. 


This desk had a very narrow knee hole, so I didn't feel too bad cutting it up. And actually, I didn't cut it up...my neighbor did. Thanks Jeff!

I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Dried Lavender with antiquing wax. I was going to try to swap out the knobs, but they didn't want to come off without a fight. I'm SO glad I kept them on!





Much more functional! These will be for sale at Carver Junk Company in June!

~Allison

Friday, May 2, 2014

Serpentine Front Dresser with General Finishes Milk Paint

Well, I can safely say this piece is in my top five of pieces I've redone. 95% of the reason I love it though, is the bones and structure of the piece. And sadly I don't even have a "before picture". You'll need to trust me that the finish on my piece was exactly like this dresser below.



I'm not sure why, but I don't like blonde furniture at all. I never have. But when I saw this piece on Craigslist, I had to have it even though it's more than I usually spend. I could justify it because it's going in our bedroom....and now I'm sure it's worth it.

I had to strip the top...three times. THREE. But it was so worth it. I used Dark Walnut by Minwax on the top and it turned out much differently than it usually does. And I love it. For the body, I used General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. It's a great white that's not too bright and not too yellow.



Can you even handle how pretty this wood is?!




It even came with a serpentine piece of glass to protect the top. I'll need to get pics of this when it's in our room. I'm so in love!

~Allison

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