Trying to Fool Mother Nature April 4, 2013

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They say it isn’t nice to fool Mother Nature. But, I have a new table top, that Mr. Wonderful made, to go on an old, wonderful table base, so I’ve got to fake it! Micki Coles, at Great Walls Supply, on the east coast, is another MMS Milk Paint retailer, in Charlotte, North Carolina. She answered my plea, for a formula to create a driftwood looking wood finish.

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Micki suggests 3 1/2 parts water, to 1 part Typewriter, to create a “wash”.

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Paint the “wash” onto your wood and then wipe off the excess paint, just staining the wood.
Follow this with a regular mixture of Ironstone.

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Then, she recommends sealing the piece with MMS’s natural hemp oil. Check!

Okay. I was happy with the results, but when I compared it to actual, real live driftwood, it needed some more yellow/tan tones.

So, my dear friend “Pecan”, of the Maison Blanche family, came to the rescue.

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I added a dab of Pecan, dry brushed, here and there, and voilà!

More fun than a barrel of monkeys!

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4 Comments

  1. Linda on April 5, 2013 at 4:50 am

    Turned out great Barbara!

  2. Donnamae on April 5, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Looking good! 😉

  3. Lori on August 2, 2013 at 10:13 am

    What a great look you achieved! I have been wanting to find the same look for a pair of shutters that I have. This will look stunning on them. Thanks!

    • Barbara Bussey on August 2, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks, Lori! I’m loving it, too…and it’s so easy!

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