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 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.
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.
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’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