Before and After – Sea Glass Buffet

I haven’t posted anything for a while, so I’ll come back to blogging with an easy before and after post. I’ll apologize now for the blurry photos. My Littles were playing with my tripod not long ago, and they seem to have misplaced the part that lets me attach my camera to the tripod. So low light from a rainy day and my not-so-steady hand produced no-so-crisp photos.

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I found this sweet two-drawer buffet at one of my favorite second hand shops.

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So pretty, but the finish was in pretty rough shape. I knew immediately what I wanted it to look like, and it was the perfect chance for me to try my new Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint that I just received from Robyn Story Designs with free shipping (I love free shipping).

I mixed one part Kitchen Scale to 3 parts Ironstone to get the pale greenish blue that I imagined. Image

I used the bonding agent on the sides because they were already pretty distressed with damaged veneer. I didn’t want the milk paint to chip off and make the sides look more distressed. For the drawer fronts, I just mixed Ironstone into the cup that still had a bit of leftover paint from the main color. Sorry, no color formula, just winging it. The details are highlighted with Ironstone. A fun bit of milk paint chemistry occurred when I painted the drawer fronts. A bit of the previous finish lifted and mixed with the milk paint, changing my color to an even more greenish hue and giving a beautiful washed look.

ImageThe piece turned out even better than I expected. The colors remind me of sea glass. I priced it at $175 and it’s now for sale at the School House Antique Mall.

Shared with Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday. I’m #75.

2 Comment

  1. Visiting from FFF. What a beautiful paint treatment! I love the color blue that you mixed up. And I know what you mean about free shipping!

    1. Thank you so very much! I’m glad you stopped by for a visit.

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