Thursday, August 28, 2014

Solid Pine Buffet Table: Typewriter Milk Paint with White Wax

I found this amazing piece at a local charity shop.

I hemmed and hawed for a few days about color. We had too much blue at the shop, so that was out. I had picked up white wax a few weeks prior, but had been scared to use it because I'd heard it went on really heavy.

So I painted the base and drawers with Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint in Typewriter (black). I left the top natural but added a coat of Jacobean stain to bring out the scratches and it looked really distressed. Loved it.

Then I added white wax on one of the drawers and was instantly smitten. Here's why:

This is black paint with white wax over yes, white wax goes on heavy, but I LOVE the effect it gives!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Curbside Find: French Desk in Typewriter Milk Paint

So every time I find a curbside piece, I get so overly excited that it's embarrassing. Sure, this piece looked great on the curb, but someone had cut off 2 of the back legs (on purpose!) in order to make it fit in a tight spot. Who does this? And if it's you, please stop. In my next life, I will write a blog called "Crimes Against Furniture".

I didn't even take a before pic of this desk because it went straight to my father-in-law. Quite frankly, I wasn't even sure HE could fix it...and he can fix most anything.

It took him three solid days of measuring, cutting, routering and whatever else he does, to make this desk back to functional. He did an amazing job!

Another vendor at Carver Junk Company challenged me to use Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Typewriter. Aimee at The Vintage Estate does a lot of black/gray/white pieces...and I use a lot of color, so it was a good challenge.

So here she is...a solid, good sized, French desk in black. Available at Carver Junk Company August 20-24.


Friday, August 1, 2014

Roadside Rescue: Accent Table in Eulailie's Sky

I recently found this table on the side of a highway close to my house. The guy who had put it out there said "It's only been there 3 minutes!". I had whipped a u-turn so fast after seeing it that my kids thought I was a race car driver!

One of the drop leafs was warped beyond repair, so both needed to come off. Fortunately, my father-in-law recently acquired a router, so he was able to finish the exposed edges. This piece would be perfect for a side table/desk that I had been searching for. 

This gal now resides in a sweet baby girl's nursery!


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!


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

Did I mention I love this color? 

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!


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!


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!


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!