If you follow us regularly, you know we are a sucker for chairs! On one of our recent outings we were able to pick up a few chairs and a couple of great little stools. They just make such great accent pieces. We picked two for a quick weekend makeover.
We actually remembered to take before photos! Well, kind of before. These have been cleaned and sanded and ready for paint! It still counts, right?
These two seemed like a perfect candidate for our favorite black milk paint, Miss Mustard Seed’s Typewriter!
We just got a little chippy on the chair legs, you just never know. We could have used something to resist the paint and force it to chip but we like to just like it to happen naturally. We love the surprise at the end!
Everything was sanded super smooth, distressed and sealed with hemp oil. Seriously, the finish is like butter!
These both will be available at Brothers Antiques North soon. You can watch for updates on our Facebook page 😊
We are so excited about this piece! We picked this piece up over the weekend and have been working on it nonstop since. Mandy and I had bought a couple of different colors of Fusion Mineral Paints a few months ago. We had never used it before and kept hearing wonderful things about it. So, of course, we wanted to give it a try.
We used the first color, Picket Fence, right away. Maybe you remember this beautiful dresser.
The second color we forgot all about, until now. Looking through our paint stash we came across it. Putty by Fusion seemed like the perfect color for this piece. A beautiful neutral that would pair well with this dresser’s classic details.
Isn’t it gorgeous?! This is a must-see color, not too gray, not too tan. We updated the hardware with these beautiful glass knobs with antique brass stems. We just wanted to dress this piece up a bit.
Here you get a better look at the knob detail. We also lined all 4 drawers with this coordinating fabric.
We call it a dresser but it would look great in a dining room or entry hall, along the back side of a sofa. You get the idea!
We will definitely be using Fusion Paint again. It gives such a smooth flawless finish. It also has a built-in top coat, making it very durable. Yay!
Measures 43″W x 22″D x 33″H
We will be delivering to Brothers Antiques North on Saturday, October 5.
We rescued this washstand from a local barn sale. It was in rough shape but still solid and sturdy. We knew with a little TLC it would be great again.
One of our biggest decisions when flipping furniture is what to repair and what to leave. Obviously, if it’s a structural problem we make the necessary repairs. In this particular piece, we had originally planned on repairing the crack in the right door, but to be honest, it kind of grew on us. The more we looked at it, the more we liked it. It’s an old piece and we really liked the added character. We certainly hope you think we made the right decision!
For this piece, we chose one of our favorite colors, Driftwood by the Old-fashioned Milk Paint Company. We love milk paint for these older pieces. We feel it adds authenticity and stays true to their character.
The wood on this old piece was very dry and soaked up quite a bit of paint, hence we didn’t get any chippy. Just a beautiful finish! Inside the cabinet, we gave it a good cleaning and sealed it with hemp oil. Don’t you love the contrast of the paint and wood?
The old wood drawer was stained with age and not so pretty so we opted to line it and make it pretty again. We chose a nice white & gray ticking fabric to brighten things up a bit. We love striped ticking, so classic!
Finally, we added new porcelain knobs with a beautiful metal overlay that matches the paint color perfectly. These knobs are so cool, they are kind of a 3 in 1. You can remove the overlay completely to reveal the porcelain knob for a clean look or you can move it to the back of the knob for a stylish escutcheon.
We are always so happy when we can rescue a neglected piece of furniture and give it a new life.
Measures 30”W x 18”D x 29”H (34” with the backsplash)
We can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled we were when we lucked out and came across this solid oak bench. We nabbed it up right away. Benches are really hard to find these days. We are always on the lookout for them. So this find really made our day.
We chose to paint this one in our favorite combo, Miss Mustard Seed’s Typewriter Black Milk Paint and hemp oil. Milk paint and hemp oil are like peanut butter and jelly, they just go together. We like to apply the hemp oil with a chip brush and then wet sand it with a fine grit sandpaper. The result is the smoothest finish ever.
We didn’t get any chippy paint this time. You just never know what you are going to get with milk paint. It’s so unpredictable. We could have used some sort of resist and forced some chipping but we like the element of surprise. It’s half the fun of milk paint!
We did sand the edges and give the bench a light distress. We love the way the black looks with the natural wood.
We couldn’t pass up these cute little side tables when we came across them. We just love the simple clean lines with just enough detail to keep them from being boring.
The tops were stained with Antique Oak by General Finishes and sealed with white wax. We painted the table bases in Mint Chip by DIY Paint. We finished by giving them a good sanding and distressing for a wonderful aged look.
The drawers have been lined with a coordinating fabric. We just happened to have this fabric left over from a previous project and it matched perfectly!