Milk Paint Monday February 22, 2015
Way back before Christmas, Mr. Wonderful surprised me with this Craig’s list find. How sweet was that? He knows I love curves and turns, and knew I would love this table and 4 chairs! The table even has a leaf!
We started out with Amy Howard’s chalk base paint, after a good cleaning, followed by Schloss. No, that isn’t a side dish! It’s a new Miss Mustard Seed’s European color!
The four oak chairs have at least four coats of paint on them, plus white wax, as we attempted to create a white-washed look on both the chairs and table.
The legs were painted in Scloss and then, once dry, we randomly applied hemp oil, so that part of the following coat of Mora, (lighter) would chip off, to reveal the darker color underneath. Brilliant, eh?!
The table top needed to have a heavy coat of varnish stripped, since it was peeling off. Don’t you just love stripping furniture? If you’ve never done it, believe me, don’t start now! Thankfully, we do very little of it!
Oh, wait! The translation is coming to me! It’s magic!
It says…hold on now…let me get this right! It says, “Barbara and the girls, lovingly put in 238 hours, to carefully restore this lovely table and chairs. Call the shop, or stop by tomorrow, if you’d like to see it, in person!”
There! That sounds about right!
Have a wonderful Monday!
P.S.: This is the last week of the ever-popular 2 for 1 milk paint sample special, on until the end of the month, through our on-line shop!