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!
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 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!
What are your favorite Milk Paint Transformations? Share them with us on Instagram using #SPPaintPro for a chance to win a new DIY product each month! The winner’s transformation will also be featured on the blog! Don’t forget, you can shop all your DIY needs through our online store.
We are SO excited to announce the winner of this month’s giveaway! The very talented Courtney Cole of Twig & Thyme Design transformed this secretary desk for one of her clients. Courtney is a Northern Virginia native who currently lives with her fiancé and their two dogs in the suburbs of DC. Curating a collection of vintage pieces was always a hobby of Courtney, who collected painted furniture and antiques while working in fashion. So naturally, when she decided it was time for a career change, this seemed an obvious choice! She loves more traditional styles of furniture, with Empire style being a particular favorite. But, like us, she loves to blend the old and new to create her own eclectic style.
Courtney has a true talent for looking past what may look like a dated or tired piece and seeing it’s good bones. She pulls inspiration for her pieces from her everywhere, from her travels to different cities and countries to her fellow artists to help her clients transform their pieces into something they are proud to display in their homes.
This gorgeous drop front secretary was made in 1937 and had been passed down for three generations. So naturally, it had seen its fair share of wear and tear and was a great candidate for a full makeover. Courtney was commissioned by her client to refresh this piece, while still maintaining a more classic look. The first step was a pretty extensive cleaning to remove the built up grime and worn finish. She sanded down some surface imperfections and repaired the drawers, tip trim, and foot to make sure the piece was ready for painting!
To achieve this polished look, Courtney applied layers of General Finishes’ Enduro Black Poly on the exterior, following each coat with a light sand to help achieve this flawless finish. The inside of the pieces was primed with the General Finishes Stain Blocker (which is a great way to prevent bleed through from stains!) and painted with General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. To help maintain the classic look of the piece, they left the original hardware and lightly distressed along the edges to highlight some of the lines and details. The final step was applying a layer of the General Finishes Enduro Lacquer for an added bit of protection!
The results are absolutely stunning aren’t they?
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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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For those of you wondering whether you’re up for the “challenge” (I put challenge in quotes because this Chalk Painting makes every project 1000x easier) of redoing furniture, we’ve decided to prove how easy it can be to you! We will be offering a FREE demo on how to use Chalk Paint ® this weekend at our Falls Church Store, Saturday from 10-11! Witness first hand how easy it is and find out what the craze is really about! One of our Chalk Paint Pros, Christina, will be hosting the demo and will be available to answer all your questions!
In case you haven’t heard, our Falls Church Store is turning FIVE this month. And to celebrate, we are giving back to the very people who made it possible for us to hit this milestone…YOU! Which is why, every week of April, we will be announcing a new sale. FIVE weeks, FIVE ways to say thank you! Make sure you sign up for our email list so you can be the first to find out about the next week’s sales!
Our first sale will be 15% off of select furniture (marked with PINK tags) in our Falls Church and Mosaic District Stores. We’ve included photos of some of the pieces below for you to preview!
Check out our Etsy page for our full inventory of furniture!
This week’s Before & After comes to us from Jen Green of Green Spruce Designs, whose piece won our Chalk Paint Giveaway for having the most likes on instagram! The very talented Jen used layers of Chalk Paint to create a gorgeous driftwood look. How beautiful does it look?
Spring has us wanting to paint everything we can in pastels! Which is why we had to share this color recipe that we stumbled upon on the instagram account of Unfolded, the official Chalk Paint distributor for the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We are calling the color a Muted Lavender. It’s such a gorgeous shade that reminds us a lot of Paloma, but with a little extra punch of purple. What do you think?
This week we’ve got another new video to share from Annie Sloan herself! One of the things we get the most questions about is how to use the dark wax and the black wax over Chalk Paint® so we thought we’d share this video so you could learn from the master herself…Or, if you prefer a more hands on experience, you can sign up for one of our upcoming classes!
This week’s before and after comes to us from Mary, a Stylish Patina customer and a Chalk Paint® lover! Mary decided to transform her beautiful dresser using Chalk Paint in French Linen. French linen has quickly become a favorite amongst our customers, because of it’s ability to work with any style of piece imaginable and because it works in any color palette.
As you can see, the piece had gorgeous bones, but needed a little sprucing up. Mary applied two coat of French Linen to achieve a full coverage look. With Chalk Paint, two coats will usually produce a full coverage look, but this can vary depending on which color you choose and how dark your initial surface is.
Mary’s fresh paint job was sealed using Clear Chalk Paint Wax for added protection and durability. Lastly, she reattached the hardware and voilà! How stunning are the results?
What projects have you been working on lately? We are dying to see the results! There is nothing more exciting to us than watching how our amazing customers transform their pieces. So PLEASE, send them to us so we can feature your work too!