Ah, college… roommates, Ramen noodles, and recycled furniture. Between books and bar hopping there’s little to no money to spend and certainly not on new furniture. Turn your borrowed furniture bohemian and paint what your momma gave ya!
Get inspired then come get your paint!
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!
In all our excitement over your incredible submissions last month, we almost forgot to announce which product we will be giving away this month! We LOVE the General Finishes Gel Stains, and we want you guys to try it out for yourself! It’s such a great product and we promise it is so much better than working with traditional stains. What better way to try it out than by winning it just by sharing your latest transformations with us! We will be choosing our favorite transformation at the end of the month to win a pint in Mahogany! Your transformation can be done using any of your favorite products, whether it’s Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® or Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, or even General Finishes Gel Stains! Enter on Instagram using #SPPaintPro!
If you haven’t checked out the winning piece from our April Paint Pro, you need to check it out! We had so many beautiful entries this month and we loved them all! We love seeing the different wants you all use the products to make pieces your own. You all make choosing our winner each month so difficult, and we hope you’ll keep entering each month to win new products! In celebration of all your incredible work, we thought we would feature a few other Before & Afters that you all shared. Shout out to Farm Town Vintage , 100 Thousand Welcomes , Refind Design, and The Paisley Lily Pad for sharing their transformations! Don’t forget to tag us in YOUR transformations using #SPPaintPro for a chance to win this month! You can shop all your DIY needs in our online shop!
We are blown away by this week’s transformation. We’ve bragged for a long time about how we have some of the most creative customers out there, and this project might just be proof of that! One of our incredible customers and Chalk Paint® enthusiasts recently painted her leather jacket and cowboy boots using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue and the results really are striking! To achieve this look, she painted both pieces in Aubusson then sealed them using clear and dark wax. Check out the jacket!
What kind of Chalk Paint® projects have you been working on? Tag us in your transformations using #SPPaintPro for a chance to win a new DIY product every month! This month we will be giving away a Quart of Miss Mustard Milk Paint in Kitchen Scale along with a small furniture wax.
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We have loved our pop up time over at Mosaic District but it’s time to hit the road and on to the next adventure! I have a few new expansions plans coming in the next few months for Stylish Patina so stay tuned to see where we might be popping up next in Virginia, Maryland + D.C. ! We will be moving out at the end of April at Mosaic District so come by and see some of the great DEALS we have on select pieces of furniture with PINK TAGS that we don’t want to store for our next shop(s)! We are talking amazing deals dressers for $150, dining tables for $195…..head over to our ETSY PAGE and most of the large pieces of furniture that are on sale are listed there. Also follow us on Instagram and our stories to see whats on sale!
Meet Trophy, another gorgeous milk paint color from Miss Mustard Seed! We LOVE this color and we love how it looks on this gorgeous dresser painted by Stacey of @blessed_nester.We are such huge fans of light distressed looks like this piece features. It’s such a great way to bring out details on your pieces, add interest to a simply piece, or even to blend in some of the imperfections on your piece that come with working on vintage pieces. These “imperfections” by the way are what make your piece one of a kind and tell the story…embrace them!
Since we first posted Margo on Instagram, we’ve had so many people reach out about her, wanting to take her home. And we don’t blame them, she’s a beautiful piece. Especially now that she has been given a fresh new look using Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Aubusson Blue, which just happens to be one of our favorite colors here in the store! (Side note: it looks beautiful mixed with Florence to create a deep teal color). Margo’s new owners saw all the potential we did and chose this bold hue, opting for a modern finish and painted hardware. She has been sealed with clear wax for a lasting finish.
To achieve this modern finish, Tricia, one of our Painters in Residence, watered down the paint and applied four light coats, using one of Annie Sloan’s synthetic brushes. After the last coat, she used extra find sand paper to smooth out the surface until it was buttery smooth. Doesn’t Margo look beautiful?!
While Margo may have already found her forever home, we still have so many pieces that are waiting for you! Learn more about painting for a modern finish when you register for our Furniture Painting basics class! Or skip that step and have us custom paint a piece for you!
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!
We are so excited to share this week’s furniture transformation, which was our staff pick for best transformation in March. It comes to us courtesy of the super talented Jilian Moncada of ReFind Design. Jilian, like us here at Stylish Patina loves to take traditional, vintage furniture pieces and give them a modern finish. She discovered her passion for refurbishing furniture after leaving her career in fashion to stay home with her two young daughters. In doing so, she discovered a passion that has since spun in to her opening ReFind Design in 2014.
She draws her inspiration from fashion trends, old movies, her favorite interior design magazines and brands like Ethan Allen, Arhaus, and Horchow. Somehow, Jilian, who is a mother to four beautiful children, still manages to pull out amazing transformations like this one!
Jilian started with this beautiful piece, but transformed it to modernize it and enhance its vintage beauty. To create this stunning, and super on-trend, two-tone beauty and breathe new life into this buffet, Jilian used a mix of General Finishes products. To start, she applied a thin application of Queestown Gray Milk Paint to create a “time-worn” effect and create the illusion of a stain. For the cabinets and legs, she mixed General finishes stains in Antique Oak and Black Cherry. She lined the back of the cabinets and drawers with a gorgeous floral wall paper to finish it off. We love the finished product, don’t you?!
Congratulations on your beautiful transformation and for winning a Quart of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
We can’t wait to see what you do!
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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Calling all DIYers! This month we will be giving away a quart of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Kitchen scale to our favorite furniture transformation when you tag us on instagram using #SPPaintPro
For those of you who haven’t tried the fabulous Milk Paint, here’s your chance to try it for FREE! Use the hashtag to show off your projects. They don’t have to be done using Milk Paint, we’d love to see them all! The winner will be decided at the end of the month and we will contact them directly about being featured on our blog as part of the prize!
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