Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fireplace Surround Makeover

Here I am again apologizing for waiting so long to put up another post.  I've been working on the road lately, and haven't gotten a whole lot of projects done.  When I do squeeze a project in, I hurry to get in in my space for sale and forget to click before and after pictures.  I still don't have any really blog worthy pictures, but I figured something is better than nothing.

This fireplace surround had beautiful details I really wanted to accentuate with a makeover.  The finish was pretty rough and didn't bring out the true beauty of this piece.

Yes, this is where I painted.  I know, what a mess!
A pretty sloppy finish.

Like I said, pretty rough.

I sanded the top layer of finish to get to the wood.  

I wiped the whole thing down with denatured alcohol to clean it up.  Then I sanded the top part of the mantle down below the shiny finish.  I didn't re-stain.  The top was sealed with two coats of Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil.
The rest was painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint using the color Grain Sack.  Grain Sack is a beautiful white with gray undertones.  It's one of my favorites.  A little distressing and a couple of coats of the hemp oil, and voila!

This is the only picture I've got right now.  My husband snapped this one for me at the shop and texted it to me.  I'll add some better detail shots after I get back home.  That is, if it doesn't sell before I get back!

Update:  It did sell before I got back home!

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Ombre Dresser with Milk Paint

Well, here I am again apologizing for waiting so long to put up another post.  I've gotten a bit distracted from blogging, even though I really enjoy sharing.
After I started retailing Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, I took a bit of a detour trying to get everything going. I wish I had done a better job of documenting my milk paint projects.  Instead I just take a quick shot to post an item for sale, and forget to get before and after shots.  Even this one isn't the best staging.  Oh well, hope you'll forgive me.

I've had it in my head to paint this particular dresser with the ombre technique for quite some time.  For some reason I just never got around to it.
Here's the before shot.

I decided to go with the Boxwood color on this piece.  The bottom drawer is in Boxwood.  Each drawer from bottom to top then has Ironstone added to the Boxwood in greater proportions as you get to the top. I did use the bonding agent in my first coat of each color to keep it from having the "chippy" look.  The framework and knobs of the piece are in Ironstone alone.  Then I distressed it a bit and topped it with Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Wax. This wax goes on like butter!  I love it.  So here it is waiting for it's forever home in my space at Rusted.

Well that was short and sweet.  I'm a woman of few words. What can I say.

If you haven't tried Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, be sure to give it a try. You will love the finish!  Please find a retailer near you and support your local businesses.  If you don't have a retailer in your area, I hope you will visit my website Here, to check it out.

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