From Ordinary to Absolutely Terrific!

Three weeks ago, hubby and I took a quick trip to Southern Oregon and we found this in Roseburg!  Loved that it was solid wood and that the trim details were pretty much intact.  All the knobs – lovely!!!

Before:

Brown and ordinaryCleaned her up, repaired a break and hubby started painting when I took a break:

Yep, our workshop-lol!

Yep, our workshop-lol!

After two coats of Annie Sloan’s Florence and some dark wax, voila!

In all her beauty!

In all her beauty!

Florence still makes my heart sing!

Miss Mustard Seed’s Typewriter Milk Paint

I have purchased three of MMS’s milk paints and twice I have been disappointed – only because it didn’t chip on its own.  I adore the colors and how it goes on my pieces and how beautifully it distresses with sandpaper and how gorgeous the pieces are with a little wax – but they didn’t chip…..

Finally – I didn’t over sand and the paint chipped and crackled – hurray!!! (Outside in the bright sun-sorry for the shadowy pictures)

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oh – a little chippiness!

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and more!

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A lot more and some peeling too – yay!

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The finished piece with some really dark wax on it to make it look more black!

Don’t be intimidated when the pieces don’t chip on their own – distress like you always have.  But when they do their own thing – pure bliss!