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!