Now, That’s Some Chippy Paint!!

I have told you all before how much I love Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint but it had never really chipped for me like I had seen on other pages and pieces of furniture.  Until Saturday, that is!  Take one really old brown dresser and mix up some milk paint….




It was going to be Luckett’s Green but I didn’t have quite enough to measure a half cup so I added some Boxwood to make up the difference.  Then I mixed and stirred and shook and began to paint.  Nothing really happened until I applied the second coat Sunday morning and then WOW!



My husband pointed out one of the drawers was really chipping and so it was!  When I lightly sanded the rest of the piece more chippy goodness showed up  (Only once did I say to myself “stop!”.  We then varnished the piece and here she is:



I have been guilty in the past of sanding a bit too much and prepping a bit too much but this time I told myself – the finish is worn and it’s fairly clean so stop here!  What happens, happens.  Boy howdy did it ever and I am thrilled!

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Found these chairs at a local garage sale earlier this summer and decided to turn them into planter chairs because it was hard enough to get the broken caning out and I certainly don’t have the time to teach myself to cane right now.  They are old, cool and VERY sturdy!  Standing up to the weather (and bird droppings nicely!)

One is painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s Luckett’s Green and the other in Boxwood-both fabulous greens! They are clear coated  with spray shellac.  Hubby made a planter holder of chicken wire and then went shopping for planters which were dwindling in stock at the time.  They look great together though.




Luckett's Green - check out the details!

Luckett’s Green – check out the details!


Lucketts Green Antique Commode (or Wash Stand)

The last of my lingering, languishing garage projects is done!  Hubby worked really hard on this one because the top was badly glued and unattached, there was a drawer bottom that had been chewed and one there that needed to be attached again.

My first MMS milk paint project in Lucketts Green, there was no chipping as I had hoped but that might have been because the entire piece has been sanded and was so very dry! The paint mixed nicely and went on nicely once I got used to it.  Painted this in 2 – 4 coats and a chair and still have another project or two that I can do with what is left depending on size.

What do I think?  Quite simply I ADORE it and will be happy to use more in the future   My 5 year old granddaughter  Natalie, was visiting that day and her question after I explained this was an antique piece that I wanted to look old was “Mimi, why are you painting it old instead of pretty?”.

The before shot - it looked worse than this!

The before shot – it looked worse than this!



We added the harp and towel bar too.

We added the harp and towel bar too.

Baby girl, Mimi thinks it looks old and pretty now!

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