Is there anything better than finding gorgeous furniture at a yard sale?!? Yes, there is one thing better. Painting said furniture outside in the sunshine.
I feel like it has been Christmas around here. I found several great pieces at a yard sale last weekend. These ladies are just waiting to be painted! Then on Friday a huge box of goodies arrived from my friend Nancy at the Sea Rose Cottage. I ordered a bunch of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.
I don’t know how the weather was where you live on Saturday, but here in Scituate it was a gorgeous fall-like day. There was a light breeze and sunshine. Ahhh! Just thinking of it makes me happy.
Here’s the little lady I painted on Saturday:
I know, she’s seen happier times, but look at her lovely details! A bit on the door is missing but that is okay. I LOVE the hardware. It looks a bit like art nouveau. Her cabriole legs are lovely too.
When I saw her I knew she had to come home with me….
I found just the perfect color for her too! I chose to paint her in Eulalie’s Sky, one of Marian’s new milk paint colors. This color is just gorgeous for those of you who love blue.
It is a luscious color. I think it might be my favorite MMS milk paint color!
Many of you have lamented about issues with mixing milk paint. I know I’ve had issues, especially with Tricycle. I have the perfect little tool to share with you. A new mixer for milk paint and Nancy has LOADS in stock.
I first mixed the powder with warm water and a regular stirrer.
Just to get the powder wet enough. Then I got my mini mixer out. Don’t you just love the blue hue of the mixer?!?
I get excited about these things!
See how frothy it makes the paint, kind of like a latte! Yum! Oh, but don’t drink the milk paint.
I wish I could share the finished piece today, but you’re just gonna have to wait a wee bit longer. I have a little white waxing to do first.
But here’s a little peek:
Yup, it’s chipping in all the right places. Isn’t that color gorgeous?!?
Oh, and I found the perfect spot in our dining room!