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 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 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!
Happy Thursday! I have been busy in the Falls Church shop moving things around so we can offer more fun workshops + events in the shop. We will be doing our custom furniture painting in the shop as well so lots of fun things happening. Some of our new workshops will be instructor led and others will just be fun drop in events for you to come and go as it fits your schedule. Think grab a girlfriend or spouse and head over for a little DIY R+R at Stylish Patina. We will also have more live demos of our various paint lines to give you a little inspiration so make sure you are following us on IG + FB as we announce workshops + free live demos.
A few of our NEW Workshops that are hitting the calendar starting in MAY are…..
BYOP (Bring Your Own Piece) – Have you been a little nervous about painting with Chalk Paint or Milk Paint? Or maybe you just can’t decide on a color? This is for you! BYOP you pay $40 for a 2 hour studio time slot to bring in a small 2ft x 2ft project and paint it in the shop (think stool, plant stand, small side table, chair, brass lamp, brass chandelier). We provide all the supplies and are here if you have a question. This is not a one on one paint class we are just here for support! BYOP will be offered Sundays and Tuesdays, you can register online or call and schedule your time slot.
Cabinet Rehab – Have you been thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets with Chalk Paint® but haven’t pulled the trigger yet? Come take this specific class and we will set you up for success and answer all your questions!
Mixology – We LOVE mixing our Chalk Paint colors and want to show you the basics of color theory so you can play too! Learn to turn 38 colors into over 100!
Custom Home Decor Wall Decor + Pillow Workshops – You know all those adorable signs + pillows you see all over Pinterest lets make them!
Open Paint – We are going to have open paint hours where you can come on in, pick out a projects and just get creative! Each month we will offer different projects all at very reasonable prices think $5-$35.
Private Workshops – Do you and your girlfriends want to take a class together? Or do you have a specific project hat your would like some one on one help executing? Let us put together a workshop just for you.
Parties + Events – Wedding Planning DIY Party / Baby Showers / Team Building / Birthdays / etc… if you can think of it we can make it happen!
Girls Night/Day Out (GNO) – Need to get your creative juices flowing? Ditch the laundry and grab your girlfriends and lets put together a little something to let your artsy side shine!
I am super excited about all of the new fun things we have going on! Email me if you want to set up an event or workshop at email@example.com or call us at the shop 703.663.8428. Keep in touch and come see us for a little DIY and Retail Therapy!
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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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!