Tuesday, 4 December 2012

MMS Milk Paint Tricycle Side Table

I finally got Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint from Creekside Abbotsford.
I bought Tricycle and Shutter Grey, along with bonding agent and antique wax.

I often shy away from vibrant colours,
because I'm more comfortable with soft tones.
But this Tricycle colour is such beautiful red, I had to try it.
Also this was my first time working with milk paint.

First, I mixed it with warm water.
( 1 part paint & 1 1/4 part warm water )
I used 1/4 cup of Tricycle for this side table and
it was just the amount needed in the end:)

I mixed it really really good with sticks..

Mixing part was the hardest for me,
probably because I used a shallow cup and 2 sticks to mix,
I splashed some mix on the sheet.
Then I used a whisk to mix and it went much easier:)
I didn't add bonding agent because I wanted to have a chippy look,
I heard the way milk paint chips is really unpredictable
and I was curious how it'd react to my table.

 I found this side table at a thrift store.

I painted grey first then black for under colours.

Then the first coat of Tricycle, it went on really smooth.
I still had a little bit of lumps from the powder but just used my fingers to smooth it out.

After the 2nd coat it was still showing lots of black
I felt it needed one more coat so I did 3 coats altogether.

I was hoping it'll chip but it didn't.
All it did was this much and after I sanded, it was all gone...

...and here is the finished table.

I distressed the table with a 220 grit sand paper.
Milk paint distresses so easily and beautifully.
I just loved how it shows the black
( and some white and grey as well) underneath.

I added some vintage papers to the top and the bottom shelf,
using Mod Podge.
Then aged around the papers a little with strong brewed coffee
finishing with MMS's antiquing wax.

Inside the drawer, I added this cute Eiffel tower picture.

Isn't it adorable?

I really like this aged look Milk Paint creates:)

I've been loving my homemade chalk paint and
 now I've found my new favorite paint:)
I have Shutter Grey as well,
What am I goint to paint with it...just thinking is much fun too!

Have a wonderful December everyone:)

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Monday, 19 November 2012

Boy's Blue Dresser

My husband is always on the hunt for decent furniture for me to fix up:)
I am too of course, but sometimes I'd go for some really shabby (not in a good way!) piece he'd just say "Don't get it, it'd be too much work!"
(but I get it anyway!)

So when he told me he was getting a dresser for me,
I knew it'd be in decent shape.

...and it was!!
It was an all wood, good sized dresser with some scratches here and there
just needed some TLC.

I painted with my homemade chalk paint,
the blue is *Storm Chaser* from General Paint.

It was a simple dresser, I wanted to add something.
I have  this alphabet stencil from a dollar store (Dollarama),
 so I decided to stencil some words on it.
These days, dollar store has really nice craft supplies and
I'm very happy with this stencil.

Here's the finished product.

What do you think?

The drawers don't look like they are straight in theses pictures
but they are perfectly straight:)

I distressed the dresser a little.

I've got many projects going on right now and
felt like nothing will ever get finished...
but finally this one is done, yay!!

Coming up next is the blue personalized desk...
oh wait I still have to finish the chair to go with it.
So it'll be either the desk or silver vintage dresser
or French cane chair or rocking horse....you'll see, lol

Keep warm and stay healthy everyone!!

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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Sheet Music Night Stands

Hello friends!!
I hope you had a wonderful halloween last night.
Here in BC, unfortunately it rained but we managed to go out and got lots of candies:)

This is my son right before heading out for trick or treat.
He made the head himself but do you know what this is?
It's a robot from LMFAO but many people thought it was Sponge Bob!! lol

OK, back to furniture...Yesterday I finished these night stands.

We had 2 stands from a friend when he moved to Montreal a while ago.
I forgot to take a before picture....
The drawer front had a green panel insert, the rest was pretty much looked like this wood.
My son wanted to painted it black and he did it, but after the first coat,
he decided painting was not his thing,lol
( he painted the other one)
So it became my next project.

I painted in light blue and distressed a little.

 Added wall papers on the drawer front.

I like the little gold showing through on the handles :)

They are Palliser night tables and the sticker inside says 99.
So it was probably made in that year...

They are good quality night tables and in good condition but
the tops were not really smooth and had some ring marks.
I tried to sand it but they never disappered
so I decided to add some sheet music to cover it.
I love them because they give a piece whimsical feel :)

Here are the finished products:)

Sheet music was glued and sealed with Mod Podge. 

I think they turned out pretty good.

I'm almost done with a dresser so hopefully I can share that with you soon.


Have a wonderful weekend everyone:)

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