We almost passed up this table. It was missing some of its beautiful moldings and just seemed like it would be more work than it was worth. Then we discovered the cool little drawer on the side. How unique! Upon further inspection, we realized even though some of the moldings were missing, there were duplicates we could mold and cast. We’ve never done this before but have always wanted to try our hand at it. So now this table with the cool little drawer became a challenge we just couldn’t pass up.
We really couldn’t be more pleased with the end result! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and wet sanded to give a beautiful time-worn finish.
We were able to make a mold of the existing molding using a hot glue gun. First, we sprayed the molding with Pam cooking spray so the glue would not stick. Then, we liberally covered the molding with the hot glue, pressing firmly when cool enough to touch. Once it was completely cooled we were able to peel the glue away. The hot glue created the perfect mold capturing all of the details. We then filled the mold with paper clay by Iron Orchids Design.
We immediately applied the new moldings onto the table using wood glue. Once the clay had completely dried we painted as usual.
And that cool little drawer…
Isn’t it the coolest?!
The drawer runs the length of the table providing a lot of storage.
We are definitely calling this experiment a success!
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 love to add touches of black when decorating. Below are a few pieces we have added to our booth this week. Milk paint gives us that beautiful time worn finish we love so much. Typewriter by Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is one of our favorites.
When sanded and sealed with hemp oil milk paint has the smoothest, most luxurious finish.
Hello, friends! Happy February. Spring is just around the corner and that makes us smile!
We are truly excited about this makeover. It is definitely one of our favorites to date.
We found this beauty last year at a local Goodwill store.
We paid a bit more for her than we usually like to pay but it was in excellent condition and just needed a little TLC.
So we cleaned it up and gave it a good sanding. Here it is all ready for it’s makeover.
We chose to paint this piece with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Typewriter Black (in the winter months, we paint inside and prefer to use natural, no to low VOC products whenever we can.)
We were also lucky enough to have Derrick from D Lawless Hardware supply us with these beautiful milk glass knobs. Thank you, Derrick! We thought they would pair perfectly with the vintage style of the piece as well as the black paint.
We mixed the paint with a bonding agent so the paint would not chip. We love us some chippy, just not on this particular piece. Once the paint had dried we sanded the entire piece and finished it with hemp oil. We lightly distressed the edges and other areas that would naturally wear over time.
We stained the wood top using General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain and sealed it with Miss Mustard Seed’s Antiquing Wax.
And here it is….
We decided every desk needs a great chair so we dug this out from our hoard (let’s call it what it is) and gave it a makeover. It is finished the same as the desk/vanity. We replaced all of the foam and batting and covered it with a timeless, classic ticking fabric.
We added welting to the seat edge to give it a finished look.
We lined the drawers with a coordinating fabric.
This piece has such beautiful detail!
The hardware just adds to the classic look we were hoping for.
Love those little feet!
The wood grain is just beautiful!
As always we hope you like this piece as much as we do!
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 Typewriter. We then gave it a light distressing and sealed it with hemp oil.
This custom cabinet features an old salvaged window. The interior has been painted with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint. The exterior is painted with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. We then lightly distressed the exterior and sealed it with antique wax by Miss Mustard Seed.
We are calling this one ”Barn Table” because, well, we found it in a barn. We are just clever like that! When we found this table it was missing it’s top & was looking kind of sad but we just knew it had potential. Look at that detail!
We started by giving the table a good scrubbing and sanding. Knowing we wanted to stain the new top we used a piece of premium plywood. We stained the new top and drawer front with General Finishes Java Gel Stain. The rest of the table was painted with General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint. This is our favorite black paint. The color is just so rich & beautiful! Once everything was dry, we lightly distressed the entire table. We love the way distressing brings out all of the details. Finally, we finished this piece with General Finishes Flat Out Flat Top Coat. We wanted more of a matte finish for this piece and Flat Out Flat is the perfect choice for us!