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 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
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 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.
Awww….we love to upcycle salvaged wood. Waste not, want not! This wood trim came from one of our favorite salvage warehouses. They specialize in antiques and architectural salvage. We love that there are people out there rescuing and preserving history, one piece at a time. I walk through these places, admiring all the beautiful pieces and wonder what stories they could tell.
These wood planters are made from salvaged turn of the century house trim. They are one of our favorite decor pieces that we make. We love owning a little bit of history! So much better than rotting away somewhere. Our ancestors would be proud, at least we like to think so.
Once the boxes were cut and assembled we painted them with Old-Fashioned Milk Paint. We used a 50/50 blend of Oyster White and Snow White. As you can see in the photos, milk paint is very unpredictable. On one box we got a nice smooth worn finish and the other got this incredible crackling. You just never know!
These pieces were lightly sanded and distressed and sealed with hemp oil by Miss Mustard Seed.
We found this bench while out on one of our Saturday morning excursions. It was one of those mornings when we almost didn’t go out, we just weren’t “feeling it.” Boy, are we glad we went. It turned out to be a great haul, which included this wood bench. The bench is solid! The hubby always likes it when we find a piece that does not have to involve him. He’s our fixer-upper guy and we sure do abuse appreciate him.
We are calling it the Barn Bench since we found it at a barn sale.
After cleaning and sanding, we chose to paint it with a 50/50 mix of Snow White and Oyster White milk paint by The Old-fashioned Milk Paint Co.
We started by painting the spindles and legs first. Might as well get the hard part over first! We got the exact amount of chippiness we were hoping for. We then added extra-bond to the remaining milk paint. This helps the paint adhere better and you get less chipping. We decided we didn’t want too much chipping on the rest of the bench, mainly the seat area. We then gave the entire bench a good sanding for a super smooth finish.
We lightly distressed the edges to compliment the chippy milk paint, adding to the time-worn finish. We then sealed the bench with hemp oil by Miss Mustard Seed. It is quickly becoming one of our favorite finishes for milk paint.
This bench measures 63″ long, easily sitting 3- 4 people comfortably.