These candlesticks are hand turned and made from pine lumber. They may have knots, small cracks and small holes – we love that because they add character! Each one is unique in it’s own way.
We first stain the candlesticks with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Curio and then paint them with white milk paint for a chippy finish. Finally, we wet sand each candlestick with hemp oil for a beautiful natural finish.
We are so happy to finally have a piece available. We’ve been very busy working behind the scenes. There’s been a lot of cleaning, organizing, reorganizing, etc. You know…all the stuff that isn’t too much fun to do but has to get done. Thank goodness that’s done and we can move on to the fun stuff.
One of our goals for 2019 is to work through the pile of furniture we’ve managed to accumulate. No more buying until we reduce some of our current inventory…unless we find something too good to pass up!
Today we are posting a table and chair set for children. We had originally hoped to have it done for the holidays but that didn’t happen! Since it’s been sitting in the garage we decided to go ahead and finish it up anyway.
The table has a solid wood base with a laminate top. The chairs are solid wood.
We started by sanding and prepping the table and chairs. We then primed the laminate top to get a good base for the paint and offer extra durability. Once the primer was dry we painted the set using Behr chalk paint in the color Swiss Coffee.
We then hand sanded the entire set so it would be super smooth. We lightly distressed the set as to mask any natural distressing that may occur from the kiddos.
We applied 3 coats of polycrylic in a matte finish to the tabletop, again for extra durability.
We’ve been wanting to do a little table and chair set for awhile now. So we were pretty excited when we found this little set.
It was solid wood and had loads of potential.
We started by giving the table and chairs a good cleaning and thorough sanding. We decided to give the set a “Farmhouse” look.
The chairs and table legs are painted with our favorite white chalk paint.
Sanded smooth and lightly distressed to help camouflage any distressing that might be done by the little ones.
Being as this set is for children we chose to use milk paint to stain the top because it contains no additives or distillates that can harm you or the environment. We finished the entire piece by sealing it with all natural, food safe hemp oil.
The table measures 22”H x 27”W
The chairs measure 27”H (chair backs). The seat measures 13”H x 14”W
We love these little shelves! They are so versatile. This solid wood shelf is ready to hang on the wall or set on any table or dresser top. Once again in our excitement to get painting we forgot to get a before picture. I guess we found our resolution for next year.
We were really struggling with the lighting today. Hopefully we were able to do the piece justice.
Painted in our signature DIY chalk paint using Behr Swiss Coffee and sanded smooth.
We lightly distressed to make the details pop.
We finished this piece with Behr white wax and hand buffed for a beautiful satin finish
We swiped up this little stool as soon as we found it. It is sturdy, solid and so versatile. We think it would make a great step stool, footrest, or even use it as a riser on a countertop or tablescape.
We chose to paint this piece with General Finishes Milk Paint in Driftwood. A versatile color for a versatile piece!
We lightly distressed the stool and finished it with a couple coats of clear and dark wax.
When we found this dresser it was in need of a little TLC. It had been painted to look like wood. We usually shy away from projects that have been previously painted because they are so much more work, we’ve learned the hard way.
Other than having been painted before this one was in pretty good shape. So we decided to take the chance and go for it. And boy, are we glad we did!
After removing all of the old paint, we repaired any of the damaged veneer and did some minor repairs to the drawers. We then painted it in our signature diy chalk paint using Behr Swiss Coffee.
We painted the original hardware and gave the entire piece a light distressing.
We lined the dovetail drawers with a beautiful coordinating fabric.
We completed the piece by painting the back for a finished look and sealing the entire piece with General Finishes Flat Out Flat. We love this product, it gives us the protection we need and the matte finish we desire.
We love a good barn sale! That’s where we found this bread box and while it was certainly past its hay day we just knew it could be beautiful once more!
We wanted this piece to retain its classic and simple charm so we updated it with our signature Behr Swiss Coffee chalk paint. Then to add a nice sheen we topped it off with Winter White glaze by General Finishes.
After the base was down we put on our thinking caps and found inspiration in Rae Dunn. The pottery collection is just our style with its clean lines.
To continue with our Rae Dunn vibe we left this piece neat and tidy with no distressing. A final layer of clear wax and we were done!
Could not be happier with how this piece turned out! Made new again from a dusty barn this bread box will be the perfect addition to any kitchen or pantry.
Another of our favorite wood boxes. We upcycled this wood box from a piece of turn of the century salvaged house trim. We love to be able to take something old and discarded and make it into a beautiful decor piece. We painted this one with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Mora, a soft blue/green/gray shade. We then gave it a light distressing and sealed it with hemp oil.