Love This Color!! (Miss Mustard Seed’s Shutter Grey) July 26, 2012

I found this beautiful antique dresser on Craig’s List. I removed the mirror and drawers, but you can see the gorgeous lines of the piece.

I’ve been looking for just the right piece to take my maiden MMS Milk Paint voyage with and I think this is a great candidate. I could have added an additive to keep the paint from distressing, but I decided to go au natural and let it distress to its heart’s content!

Best of all, the color, Shutter Grey, is so pretty! I can hardly stand it, I love it that much!

I know I should have waited until the piece was finished, before showing you, but I’m just too impatient! I’m on a painting break right now, working on some other things and I can’t wait to complete this project! You’ll see her in her bees-waxed glory, soon!

The Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint information and ordering pages, for my on-line store, are in the works right now and will be ready to use by the time all of us retailers have our inventory! Look for a 15% discount on all orders next month, on-line and in the shop!

The floors are coming along nicely. They’re pretty traditional hardwoods. No hand-carved, wood peckered pecks or machine-distressed planks here and that’s ok with me. I’m thankful that there’s hardly any wall to wall left in the place! White carpet and a hairy dog, are not a good match!

Have a wonderful weekend and may the force be with you!

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  1. on July 27, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Shutter grey looks like a fabulous colour. I really like the dresser you found on Craigs list. Can’t wait for the milk paint to be available here. Sadly our local Annie Slaon shop owner passed away on July 8th. She was only 30 years old, and was a complete shock. Her store was Lauren Lane Decor. Her younger sister is going to take over the store. They are also going to carry the Miss Mustarseed milk paint.

    • Barbara Bussey on July 27, 2012 at 9:31 am

      I hear more stories lately of people dying before their time! What a shame! Thanks for saying “hello”!

  2. gwen on July 27, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Oooo! Love the shape of your new/old dresser!!! Can’t wait to see finished product. Isn’t craigslist great. Floors look stunning. Have a blessed weekend.

    • Barbara Bussey on July 27, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Yes, I could spend all day on CL! I did that for a bit and now I have lots of projects to paint! Thanks for your sweet comments! Always appreciated!

  3. Keven on July 27, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Love the color as well! Your floors look amazing ! I agree with your choice of not choosing the trendy floors…classic !

    • Barbara Bussey on July 27, 2012 at 9:26 am

      Hello, sweetness! Thanks for stopping by! Knowing you, you’ve probably got a few projects on tap right now! Hope you’re having a great summer!

  4. Linsey @ Farmhouse Porch on July 27, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Thank you for stopping by…LOVE this piece! Can’t wait to see the grand reveal! You’ll have to come share it at my link party this Tuesday…

    • Barbara Bussey on July 27, 2012 at 9:24 am

      I will certainly try to do that! Thanks for visiting!

  5. designchic on July 28, 2012 at 6:02 am

    The shutter gray is amazing…love the chest you found!! Your color choice for your floors is gorgeous. Happy weekend ~

  6. Lisa Farmer on July 28, 2012 at 6:31 am

    Greetings Barbara, So glad I found your delightful blog. I am new…only created a website, blog, and joined Facebook in March of this year. Your “hot mess” will be beautiful and well worth it when you can exhale and enjoy the fruits of your labors. Love the chest and what you have done with it. Have a blessed weekend!!! Lisa

  7. Karena on July 28, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Barbara it is a gorgeous color; I can see using the Shutter Gray on several pieces.

    I think you will like my Giveaway from Royal Design Stencils..

    Art by Karena

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