Disclosure: Remember all opinions I share about the products in my post are 100% my own with complete honesty.The post contains sponsored links from Old Fashioned Milk Paint
One afternoon my husband & I were having a chat about all of my furniture I have stashed in the garage, basement & under our back porch. His very direct, eye contact with brows raised comment to me was... "DO not bring any more furniture home"! I shook my head and said ok...
I was on my way to drop my girls off at the bus the next morning, and this chair somehow jumped into the back of my van..
I was just driving by, it was hanging out all comfy by this tree waiting for the big orange truck (that's our garbage men), and the next thing I know it was in my van riding back home with me. No clue!
I managed somehow to keep it hidden for all of about a day! And, then like many other of my finds they sit & wait until I walk through & decide it's their day for a refresh.
|His way of saying either do something with this stuff or it's out of here...|
But, you can see this girl needed lots of work. She was dirty and just not pretty at all. I saw those legs though & knew she had something special going on.
I pulled off at least 3 layers of fabric, gross fabric. The best part is by the last layer her bones were truly shining & I could tell she was already starting to feel better about herself.
I got her dirty clothes off, gave her a good scrubbing, and scuffed away the top layer of grime.
As an official Old Fashioned Milk Paint Brand Blogger I get to show you ways to use milk paint.
There are many reasons I love #OFMP... one being that it contains only ingredients that are all-natural and will not harm the environment. I also love that I can mix colors to get a new & different color. Oh and did you know it creates that yummy chippy look I love?
Today I am going to show you my mad science skills by mixing a few colors to give this tired old chair a facelift that she deserves. See all of the possiblilites? And, by mixing a few of the colors you can created even more possibilites.
I mixed up my custom Old Fashioned Milk Paint colors using the following -
I started with 2 teaspoons of each color, Tavern Green, Sea Green, & Mustard. I then added a little Snow White to pull the color down just a bit. A little goes a long ways...
I mixed the colors in a plastic container with a seal tight lid. I like to use a plastic fork, smashing the larger pieces of the powder on the sides. Your mix will become a tad frothy, but that's ok, let it sit & trust me, it's going to be amazing! I let it sit for about 15 - 20 minutes before I started to paint.
I put my first coat on lightly getting a nice coverage. It dries fairly quick, but while I waited I gathered all of my material that I'd be using. I added 2 more light coats. Once my paint was completely dry I lightly sanded with 220 grit sand paper being careful not sand over my chippy areas, and then I used tung oil to seal. I love how smooth the paint becomes. It was now ready for her new fabric...
I orginally started with one feed sack on the seat, but as I was going through my stash I found one that I've been dying to use...
She's all finished and sitting in my little reading nook in my new office! Again...I am in love!
I love that she chipped a little here & there, but only where she felt she wanted to show a little of her natural self.
The strip on this was purple & I didn't love it...so I painted it teal!
I love how amazing she looks now. I know she knew if she hopped into my van she would be saved & given another day...many more days because now in my eyes she's perfect & well loved!