It is a piece that spoke pretty clearly to me.
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, in the colour Bergere,
would be involved in bringing him back to life.
Are you able to see past a mess and recognise potential?
It's an integral part of upcycling...to release the (often hidden) beauty.
Given the repairs, within a day he would be ready for transformation.
The top looked pretty gorgeous already with a patina
I didn't want to hide.
A quick sanding tidied without destroying the character.
can reveal a piece of solid timber or another interesting discovery.
In this case, it was straight through to the inside!
Not really what you want to find so
out came the wood glue and weights, which fixed this easily.
The inside was pretty ratty...in fact,
I think something with fur made it a home for some time.
A bucket of water and rag to wipe away the bulk of the mess
then spraying it with vinegar and a hint of essential oil (lemon),
brought it up pretty well.
Well, good enough for a lick of paint!
The revamp continued with MMS Milk Paint in Bergere,
Unsure whether I would paint the door panels ,
I taped them off to leave the option.
the inside got a freshen-up with MMS Milk Paint in Grain Sack
using my absolute favourite Small Paint Brush.
I love Grain Sack for the inside of cupboards.
It's not too stark of a white and freshens without being too bright.
The colour is soft enough to blend with a vintage or modern restyle.
with a Mini-Whisk to use as a stain for the top.
I really appreciate the slight edge it gave the piece.
Although it dried quite dusty-looking,
Hemp Oil did what it does best and brought it to life.
I came across a packet of Ikea napkin/serviettes.
Earlier that day a friend had sent me a photo of a pine stool
with a blue and white china top that she loved.
The pin dropped!
I took out a few napkins and loved how it complemented the
Milk Paint colour as well as the timber top.
Using Mod Podge (after removing the backing) I attached
them to the center panels on the doors.
Once dry a quick coat of Miss Mustard Seed's Tough Coat Sealer
was added to seal the finish.
The next day I sanded the panels back for a vintage look.
In retrospect, I should've left the topcoat off
for sanding as I wanted the pattern patchier but Tough Coat
is just that...TOUGH! And it didn't want to sand back easily!
Isn't it amazing what you can achieve?
If you think something is beyond repair and has passed its use-by date,
it may just be in need of some imagination, love...
and Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint!