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
Happy Monday... Happy June....
Happy Monday... Happy June....
We are back with the 2nd month of the Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest.
When we were told who our sponsor and theme was for the month, I could barely sit in my seat....
I couldn't be more excited that our sponsor is -
.....with Shabby Chic Storage as our theme
Old Fashioned Milk Paint will be providing our winner of the contest a super generous package of goodies...
6-Quarts of OFMP (choice of colors)
1-Quart of Extra-Bond
1-Pint Antique Crackle
1-5 oz tin of Daddy Van's Clear Wax (in either unscented, lavender or orange oil)
1-2 oz tin each of Daddy Van's Antique Brown & Shadow Black waxes
Knowing the sponsor and what theme we were doing... I knew exactly which piece in my basement, garage (& back deck) full of furniture I wanted to do. I had my husband dig out the piece...
As you can see there is a tiny bit of dust on the shelves... Actually truth be told this is how I picked the piece up. It had sat in an open garage with no cover on it. Sad but true.
You can see the glass is missing on the two sides of the main door....veneer missing on the bottom of each side (not pictured because I forgot)....and many other fixable issues.
I already had a vision in place and could not wait to get started on this and give it some sweet milk paint love! Old Fashioned Milk Paint love to be more specific :)
First thing first, take care of the fixes and clean her up...properly prepping her!!! Even after giving her a good ole cleaning she was whistling a new tune...but just wait cause she is really humming after you see her new face..
I wanted her to be a pretty shabby chic green... You know just a little minty fresh. I ordered up some Tavern Green (ok so I love a good Tavern and Green is one of my fav colors...so this works.. ) and some Snow White. A color mixture that was sure to bring some gorgeous minty color.
I first put a light coat of Snow White. I then mixed my 2 colors in separate containers and then mixed some of the white in with the green until I reached the desired color.
I should back up just a bit. On each side there was glass, which I liked, but I wanted more color to the piece than glass. I removed the glass and used paintable wallpaper on both sides of the glass. Put it back in and painted it along with the entire piece.
A couple of coats and I just let the milk paint do it's job...
Perfectly aged.... Sealed with Tung Oil darkened the color just to perfection!
I painted the inside shelves with a layer of the minty green and then a layer of the snow white. I distressed it back and it looks so pretty.
|This is right after I added the sealer which darkens the color but hadn't set in just yet..|
On the sides where I used paintable wallpaper, I used a little metallic wax to enhance to look like tin tiles. It's hard to see in pictures, but it so looks like old tiles. So pretty!
She is peacefully resting in my home where she'll stay. Holding some of my favorite things...
My favorite throws.. old books that I collect.. dried hydrangea flowers..
I just love how she came out whistling a whole new tune...a happy tune. She smiles at me and sings to my heart!
Contest runs from Monday, June 1 (7 am EST) - Saturday, June 20 (12 am EST)
Theme: “Shabby Chic Storage”
Sponsor: The Old Fashioned Milk PaintCompany
This months co-host that participated in the the theme -
And, don't forget to pay our sponsor a visit... Old Fashioned Milk Paint