as in environmentally-friendly and VOC-free
containing only five natural ingredients (chalk, clay, lime, casein and pigment)
but green is also taking over the For The Love Studio this week.
It may be watching the hillside around the Studio
change from Summer's brown to Autumn green
that has inspired more than a few projects.
It all started with this cutie little custom bench.
Some projects are just "gimmes."
They're so easy you can close your eyes and they invite the magic
and practically paint themselves.
Such was the case with this little guy.
but because I'm the "Queen of No-chippy"
(seriously nothing ever chips for me)
I wasn't taking any chances and I ran my Hemp Oil Brush
over the surface randomly to act as a resist.
My client chose Luckett's Green and on it went...in one coat.
So easy, yet so special.
The next day, two coats of Hemp Oil sealed the beautiful finish.
It's now waiting to move back to its forever home
once finished curing.
Absolutely loving the result!
I love Miss Mustard Seed leftovers.
Having paint mixed and ready to go,
it's an open invitation I cannot resist!
I had another little custom job waiting in the wings.
A high-quality table from iconic (but now sadly defunct)
South Australian furniture store Sellicks of Unley,
The client's directive was "Make it cool."
Oh boy.... "cool" really is subjective, isn't it?
This was a pretty special job as I don't
get very many male clients.
furniture store Sellicks of Unley,
this table needed serious modernising.
It began with two coats of
Lumiere Metallic Paint in Pewter on the tabletop.
Pewter is a modern metallic that resembles metal.
That's cool, right?
Or at least a good start.
I still looked longingly at my Luckett's Green leftovers.
Lucketts wasn't strong enough to balance the Pewter
so I added Boxwood and a hint of Miss Mustard Seed's Yellow
to create a funky avocado green.
A coat of Tough Coat Sealer for protection,
but it still needed something...
few things are cooler than nickel nailheads, right?
They added the perfect rock-n-roll touch I was after.
Another project that was a lot of bang for minimal effort.
I've had this ladder for awhile,
it has moved from room to room in my house,
but it was feeling a bit dark, heavy and a smidge dated.
For this the new European range of Miss Mustard Seed's
Milk Paint was needed with
Layla's Mint to the rescue!
or similar — I like to leave a middle rung unpainted
so it's easier to turn, flip and move while painting.
Mixed up a quick batch of Layla's Mint with no Bonding Agent
to see if any chippy goodness would happen.
and made me excited to use it again.
Although I didn't get chippy (my no-chippy reign continues),
I ran some fine-grade sandpaper over the ladder
before sealing it with Furniture Wax.
I'm my own custom-painted client for this one and
I admit...I'm a satisfied customer!
was a fantastic way to herald in Fall.
We had a few other projects around the For The Love Studio
that added to the collection.