This week, we thought we’d feature another of our favorite hues from the MMS Milk Paint Line. For those of you who haven’t tried it, now’s the time! It’s such a fabulous product and contains only five natural ingredients, making it VOC – Free. This beautiful dusty pink is a sweet compliment to any color palette and is both classic and timeless. We love how it looks on this piece, which was given a new life by With The Grain Home!
miss mustard seed milk paint
We are getting ready for Luckett’s Spring Market, it’s kind of crazy how quickly it’s coming up! For those of you who haven’t already heard, we will be running FREE workshops and demos throughout the weekend using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and MMS Milk Paint. But back to our color feature…In honor of the Spring Market coming up, we’ve decided to feature the gorgeous Lucketts Green this week. We love this cheery color and we love how versatile the product is and we hope you’ll give it a try if you haven’t already! This sweet little piece was featured on the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint instagram account and was painted by Lemondrop Reclaimed. It never hurts when a piece is staged as beautifully as this one either!
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This week, we thought we’d feature another beautiful color from Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, as shown on a piece by Chelsey of Shopacozyhouse, whose buffet makeover is proof that Milk Paint is a great product for achieving a modern finish OR a distressed look. This stunning piece, painted in Typewriter, is right on trend with the two-tone look and proves the mixing of black and brown taboo is officially antiquated. This piece really is giving us all the feels!
To achieve a similar modern finish with milk paint, you may need to add bonding agent to the paint and give your piece a light sand. It’s an easy step that can help you to achieve beautiful results at home. Learn more about using Milk Paint when you register for our Furniture Painting Basics class!
Meet Artissimo, the gorgeous navy blue by Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint! Milk Paint is a wonderful DIY product (one of our favorites) and can create so many different looks, from a chippy, farmhouse chic look to a clean modern look like this gorgeous piece from Carver Junk Company. We love this beautiful piece and this gorgeous shade… did we mention that navy has become one of our customer favorites? It’s neutral with a twist and pairs well with every color scheme. Keep an eye on the blog to learn more about how to use Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, which kinds of topcoats to use, and other DIY tips and tricks!
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This week’s Before + After comes from Kim of Alexandria. She loves to rescue old furniture, and used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint for the first time with this project. She fully admits that she is now obsessed with the product!
Tell us about your project:
I found this old sideboard on Craigslist and picked it up in the rain. Wiped it clean but didn’t sand it.
Used Boxwood green (getting green right is very hard, but this shade is gorgeous) and the bonding agent. Removed all hardware first. Gave it two coats, then the furniture wax and antiquing wax, which gave it a little more dimension. There is no chipping but I may still sand it in spots where I was hoping to have some.
Hardware: it was black, so I removed it first, soaking it in distilled white vinegar, then rubbed it with a baking soda and vinegar paste. The handles revealed a lovely brass. The top drawer knobs stayed black, so I replaced them with new mother-of-pearl knobs from Anthropologie. Am relining the silver drawer with tarnish-proof cloth.
A big trend we are seeing right now is painting your floors. This is definitely an inexpensive was to transform your flooring! Our Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan and the Annie Sloan Laquer are great options for getting this look!
I wanted to share this great tutorial for anyone considering doing this in your home / office / workspace – http://paintandpattern.com/floorcloth-fancy/
Heather our craft-o-maniac played with our new product Pioneer Wood on this table. I am always on the hunt for the next “hot” DIY product on the market for all of our fabulous customers. This product is different since it isn’t a paint product BUT it does resonate with those of you that might be trying to get that farmhouse / Fixer Upper look on dining tables, etc.
Now days you can easily build a farm table from materials at your local Home Depot or Lowes but then you have to make it looked aged…this product does that! We now offer it in the shop and are selling it online. Here is a little video on the product.
BEFORE + AFTER PROJECT
Now a little bit about Heather’s project….. she stripped + sanded the top then applied the Pioneer Wood product and painted the base in Chalk Paint!
We will do another blog post on this next week so stay tuned!
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About a month or so ago I was in the shop over the weekend bringing in some new furniture and trying to stay under the radar. I was trying to just get in and out of the shop and back to my kids. I had my bestie Yvette from Foundry with me and we couldn’t help but notice this adorable father and his 3 kids (2 girls elementary/middle school + 1 boy in a car seat, yes he deserved father of the year for that alone!). Usually when guys come in the shop they have a list of DIY products they need to purchase for their wife.
This guy was different I could hear him talking with his girls about colors and the project they were going to do. I walked up to him and asked him if he needed any help. He said no thank you that he was just deciding on colors for his project. I walked away and went about my business of trying to get out of the shop in under 2 hours (if I think it’s going to take 30 minutes it usually really ends up being 2 hours). The whole time Yvette and I were watching this cute family and she and I were thinking the same thing “How cool is this guy all into using the paint and DIY thing!”. Yvette was like you need to interview him for the blog and she was right but I was trying to get out of the shop. So I brushed it off until she was like I’m going to go ask him if you can interview him for the blog! So she did and here we are… I ended up chatting with Joshua for about 45 more minutes after he agreed to be interviewed. He and I spend tons of time in our DIY section and I showed him some other cool products like General Finishes Gel Stains and the High Performance Poly that I think are awesome.
I hope you enjoy this fun little interview with Joshua!
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a native of Miami, FL. I came to the DC area after college in 2000. I met my wife Ericka a year later. She was a senior at Howard University. We have been married for 13 years and we have 3 kids (Jaylah – 12, Joslyn – 9, Isaiah – 9 months). We currently live in Alexandria, VA. Our family has an affinity for the arts. Jaylah has been a performing dancer since she was 3. Joslyn is a drummer. Ericka is a fashion marketing teacher at a high school in Fairfax County and started an online clothing boutique. And I paint furniture and love pretty much all things home decor (and sports). That’s probably not a typical combination.
How did you start repurposing furniture and where do you find your pieces?
I stumbled into repurposing when my dad told me that I needed a hobby. Since I could remember, I could always recognize potential. One day I came across a home DIY magazine and decided to try my hand at replicating a featured project. It was terrible. But I took it as a challenge to see if I could become good at it. Over time I just kept practicing until I gained confidence. It probably took me 3-4 pieces before I started to figure it out. I was hooked. I started reading blogs, watching more HGTV, studying You Tube videos, etc. Then I came across the blog of Miss Mustard Seed. Her story really inspired me. Since then, I have entertained the thought of owning a furniture boutique. (That’s why I love Stylish Patina so much. It’s like seeing my dream every time I go there.)
As for how I find my pieces, it depends. But I look on Craigslist and local auction sites to see what someone is basically giving away. But some of my best pieces have been stuff I found on the side of the road. I actually get more excited about those pieces. It’s like finding a hidden treasure. Once the spring comes, people in this area are always putting things on the curb. So, sometimes I will do a drive by on trash days.
Do you have a favorite Chalk Paint® color?
I have not used all of the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors. But I think Barcelona Orange has been my favorite one so far. I thought it would be fun to use a bright color that was outside of the box for me. It did not disappoint.
Do you have a favorite project you have done?
I think my favorite project was working on a matching dresser and chest that I got for free from a man who bought an old row home for his daughter in DC. The pieces were beautiful antiques that needed a little TLC to be brought back to life. I used the Paris Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in combination with the dark wax. It was my first time using the dark wax and it was amazing!
Do you get teased by your guy friends about your new hobby?
Several weeks ago I was having a lunch meeting with a couple of guys I was just meeting for the first time. When I was asked about my hobbies, I said I loved home decor and I restoring furniture. He laughed very loudly. I think the look I had on my face made him realize that he should probably stop laughing. That type of response among guys is actually not the norm. Most are surprised because they know I love sports and have an athletic background. But most think it is cool and odd at the same time.
If is true you were a football player?
Yes, in my past life I did play a little football. I rarely lead with that because I want people to get to know me as a regular guy because that’s what I am. Back in 2000, I was fortunate to sign with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent from Tennessee Technological University. It was always a dream of mine to play in the National Football League. I was able to do that for a short time. I spent time with the Redskins, Dolphins, and played a season in the now defunct NFL Europe.
Any tips for a newbie just getting into repurposing?
I always encourage people to just go for it. You never know until you try. Find something around the house (that you wouldn’t be too upset about if you messed it up) or go to the “free” section on Craigslist and experiment a little bit. Annie Sloan Chalk paint is a great product to practice with because it is so easy to use. You can usually cover a piece in a couple of coats of paint. Also, use You Tube and DIY blogs for tips. Most of those people have already made all the mistakes you can make. So follow their tips until you develop your own experience. I think you will find that it is fun and not that difficult.
Here are a few of my favorite Before + After projects from Joshua! I love his look it’s very chic + stylish.
Are you local and buy your DIY products from us at Stylish Patina? If you have a fun story on how you got involved in DIY projects and refurbishing furniture then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We just started carrying a new DIY product call Pioneer Wood in the shop!
This product is great for those DIYers out there that are using new wood or pallet wood for projects. Pioneer wood takes the new wood and add’s the patina needed to make your projects have the character and interest of old barn wood! We have just started playing with this new product so stay tuned for some before and afters.
PINK TAG SALE in the shop!
We have a select few furniture items in the shop that are on sale, which you can eye by the Pink Tag. As we move into summer white is the trend so we have a put 2 of our larger white dresser on sale. They are could even be used as a buffet in a dining room or as a TV console. For this new mom’s out there these would make great changing tables too. The extra long size if perfect when you little guys get big! My kids are almost 2 and they have out grown the smaller vintage dresser I was using as a changing table.
If you happened to swing by Rough Luxe Warehouse last weekend you might have notices we have added some beautiful upholstery pieces, chairs + couches, as well as some fun brass + marble console tables and end tables. Now that we are opening Rough Luxe Warehouse every weekend I wanted to take the design up a notch and show folks how they can mix new and old in their homes.
As always I am looking to keep the price point affordable but provide beautiful products for our clients that offer a bit more interest than the traditional big box stores. Many of our vintage buffets, tables and dressers are solid wood and less expensive than what you might find at other places. Our heart is in vintage and we want to show how you can meld old and new in your home.
I hope you will enjoy watching the evolution of our warehouse space over the next couple months as we continue to add new elements and make it more of a design inspiration experience for our shoppers.