Just last summer I discovered this scene of painted furniture and the idea of taking things that are old, discarded, unused,.. unloved.. And renewing them in a completely different and awesome way that people are able to love again!
After finding and trying various types of paints and finishes I was really excited to try Milk Paint. I love the idea of having a supply of paint that is unmixed and ready to become paint any time I use it! I love the idea of taking a cup of this and that and creating new colors. I love how natural the products specifically are. I love the texture and the different types off finishes you are able to achieve with it... wow... I could not WAIT to try it!!
But then life happened, and while I had the perfect piece to play on, I just couldnt seem to find the time to jump in! ...and I may have been just a little scared..
So what a perfect time for me to run into the Fabulous Furniture Flippin Contest (Or ) featuring a contest on Shabby Chic Storage and the sponsor of Old Fashioned Milk Paint! It was meant to be. Time to just put my feet to the fire! ....and boy is it hot..
This guy was gifted to me by a client that commissioned me to complete several pieces,.. I have always loves these antique sideboards! I love having this in my kitchen to store all the random large appliances I have. So I brought out the paint I had received SOME time back to achieve a driftwood look and braved to try it! ..I held back though. Once I saw the Slate color I just melted..
Im In Love. The texture is so fun! And it CHIPPED! I have NEVER gone for a chippy look. I never knew how to! But this chipped and it was so much fun! Now I know what all that Chippy Happiness is about! AAah!! And it was truly so simple. I just sanded it to get it nice and smooth,.. Then cleaned it with a rag and degreasing cleaner,.. mixed,... and painted! I did sand some in between coats with 300 grit sandpaper to give it a ultra smooth feel. Lastly I used some Beeswax Finish I had on hand-just gently rubbing it on and wiping it away... Whalah! so simple!! The Chippy places just kind of flaked off as I worked!
This was really such a fun opportunity! Be sure to check out all the contest entries at http://sweetsongbird.eveyscreations.com/2015/06/shabby-chic-storage-milk-painted.html
And my own blog entry at www.SweetTeaRefinishing.com
Happy Painting Y'all!!
Old Sideboard Made Chic for Updated Kitchen Storage
Antique Sideboard after sanding everything down and using hemp seed oil.. some burns still remain... I dont think I wanted them to go!
I love the different tones you can see in the wood!! The age and patina..
That Chippiness! AAh!! The burns and markings on the surface of the wood..
I painted the knobs white to make them pop!
I LOVE the variations in the paint!!
Morning Light on the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company "Slate"
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published June 24th, 2015 9:34 AM