loading curb side finds left for the landfill into my car.
I've landed some dreamy pieces, but this one....
with this one I could not believe my luck.
Solid timber construction, beautiful lines, a hint of Art Deco style
and the big surprise inside that we have never have enough of?
To begin, that stain job, was painful to look at.
It also had more than a bit dried grass inside and had become
a luxe hotel for creepy-crawlies!
Once it was given a solid scrub down and made safely critter-free
it was allowed in the studio.
You know when you just KNOW?
This beauty KNEW it wanted a custom Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint colour.
There was no hesitation and we mixed up a
soft, buttery yellow using Ironstone and Miss Mustard Seed Yellow.
this happens more with some colours and surfaces than others.
The second coat of Milk Paint makes all the difference.
No Bonding Agent was added to the paint in order to create
the chippy look that Miss Mustard Seed is so well known for.
Once painted, sit back and let the chippy happen...
As some of you may already know, I seem to be chippy-resistant!
Most of my pieces simply refuse to chip.
After waiting a few days I encouraged the chippy magic with
a small scraper and fine-grade sandpaper targeting
corners and edges, but also gently running the scraper over the entire
cupboard to create an allover effect I just looooovveeeee....
it wasn't long before the inspiration appeared.
talented For The Love Artist-in-Residence Jill got on it!!
Soon we had a masterpiece on our hands.
Here it is at the halfway point...It was a tedious and
time-consuming work and took Jill quite awhile to complete it.
I'm pretty sure by time it was finished, she never wanted to see it again!
using Autentico Chalk Paint in Pigeon Grey and Milk.
The entire piece was finished with a coat of Hemp Oil to seal and protect it.
And lastly, some gorgeous crystal faceted knobs as the finishing touch.
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