Monday, April 13, 2015

A few milk paint projects

Just going to share a few pieces I recently painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.  I'm growing quite fond of the stuff!

Believe it or not, this frame was the top of a glass coffee table.   I painted it in Linen and got a very chippy result.  I bought the chalkboard from home depot since it was already the perfect size and I didn't have to cut and paint it.  That's right, it comes like that in a 4' x 2' piece.  Easy-peasy.

This primitive style stool was also painted in Linen, I had to do some sanding on this piece to get the chippy result.

This key rack was so chippy I repainted it.  I added the stencil to add some interest.  

Have you painted with the milk paint?  
What's your favorite color?
What is your favorite way to seal it?

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Project 2: 1 highboy, 2 projects

Monday I shared what I did for my first project with this broken highboy.  Today I will share my second project with you.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Project 1: 1 Highboy, 2 projects

I picked up this broken highboy dresser last week.  I spent a little more on it than I normally do for pieces, but this was going to be made into 2 different things so it justified itself.



Poor thing fell apart at the top and lost a drawer during a move.  I saw its potential and picked it up.

For the first project I used the base to create a dresser.  All it needed was a top and a paint job to make it good as new.  Guess what I used for the top?  A cabinet door!  If you remember these cabinet doors, you know I picked up quite a few of them.  I've made a few things with these doors too.  

If you're curious, check out the posts here and here.

I chose Miss Mustard Seeds Lucketts green.  It's such a pretty green.  I didn't get much chipping with this piece, but it still turned out very pretty.

Are you anxious to see what I did with the other part of this broken highboy?  

Well,  I'm anxious to show you, but you'll have to wait a few days.



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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Chair overhaul

I traded this chair for some furniture I had already re purposed.  I had plans for it, though I did not do a tutorial on it.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Chair fronts

We see a lot of ideas on what you can do with a chair back- build benches, use as towel racks, turn into a shelf...but what about the other half of the chair?  What about the front?

I built 2 benches for a friend-

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A new use for a mantle clock

I picked up this mantle clock for free at a garage sale probably 2 seasons back.  I really did want to try to fix it (have my hubby fix it).  After looking at it recently, I figured out it had a missing piece or two so I decided to do something with it.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Milk paint + mid century = Awesome!

I picked up this mid century modern buffet/sideboard just a week ago.  At first I really wanted to preserve the wood and try to make it beautiful again, but it wasn't to be.  There were too many issues with the top and the weather not nice enough to strip and re stain.  Instead, this piece got a milk paint makeover and I just love how it turned out.