Today, I’ll show you this cute stool makeover, but first, some news …
Exciting things are happening here at I Restore Stuff!
Today, Marian from Miss Mustard Seed, announced her Australian and New Zealand retailers on her blog (see link HERE). I Restore Stuff is happy to be a part of Miss Mustard Seed’s team of international retailers.
Veronica, from www.refinished.com.au is our Australian and New Zealand distributor, so if you are a retail store and would like to stock MMSMP, contact Veronica. She’d be happy to hear from you.
|L: Veronica, from Refinished R: Sharon, from I Restore Stuff|
If you are in the Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast and surrounds, I’d be happy to help you out with any MMSMP products you are interested in.
We are currently still getting our store based website up and running, for online orders, but if you do need to order product, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you an order form.
We are also holding MMSMP Workshops to let you know of the many amazing ways you can use Milk Paint to create an authentic vintage or antique look for your furniture.
And now for today’s furniture makeover:
I love to paint little stools!
They are such an easy “first timers” project too. If you have never tried using Milk Paint, these are a great blank canvas to start your furniture painting addiction!
Today I wanted to try a new (to me) finish that I hadn’t tried before in this way.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint product line includes a white wax which is used as a decorative finish and looks fabulous on pieces that have fine detail. Similar to using a dark wax, the white wax stays in the creases and gives a really pretty finish. Abbe from All Dolled Up shows a great piece if you click HERE, to show you what I mean.
But for this little stool, I wanted to try using white wax as an overall finish to change the look and colour of the finish.
I started by painting with one of my favourite MMSMP colours: Luckett’s Green.
I gave it two coats.
It’s a beautiful vintage green straight from the 1950s era like those vintage bench top appliances your grandma probably had.
I distressed the edges and gave it a light sanding to reveal some small sections of the underlying wood ever so faintly.
Then I introduced the MMSMP White Wax, rubbing on with a lint free cloth (chux are great for this).
Below you can see the corner section I worked on first to see the difference in colour it made.
Here’s a close up of the side panel after the white wax was added.
It created a lovely soft wintery mint green.
Then I finished by buffing out the wax, with a back and forth motion. You can see here, I’ve buffed the left side only…
And here is the finished stool. I like the colour created here.
Happy Painting everyone!
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