Number One

Hello and welcome to Farmhouse Blue. I’d like to share my first time using milk paint. I’d been using chalk paint for a while and following Miss Mustard Seed’s blog so when she came out with her own line of milk paint I was eager to try it. I found this old desk at an estate sale and it seemed like a good candidate for Lucketts green. I started by cleaning it up and making a small repair to the side where some of the trim was loose. I mixed the paint and put on the first coat. As it dried it began to chip I had to resist the urge to brush the flakes off but I waited until it was dry and put on the second coat. When it was dry I used a putty knife to lightly scrape off the flaking areas and lightly sanded it to smooth it out. I used Miss Mustard Seeds furniture wax to seal it and it went on so smooth a buffed out to a nice satin finish that is very smooth to the touch. I think it has a really great authentic chippy look.

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6 thoughts on “Number One

  1. I love it and all it’s lovely chippiness!

  2. My first visit to your blog. Your table looks perfectly charming now. What a great transformation. I have just moved into a new home and am in the process of decorating a quest bedroom in pinks and greens. Your table has really inspired me.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  3. Thanks! Pink and green is a classic color combo. I’m sure your room will turn out great.

  4. Great looking desk and the chippy paint looks authentic.I see so many that are so chipped that I wonder why they even painted them. Yours has just the right amount. Great job.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. loving loving its aqua gorgeousness.

    this is my favorite blog party to visit. omg the power of paint and its ability to charm! bravo to you!

    hope you can hop over when you have a chance to read my interview with a hero of mine, rachel ashwell.http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2013/09/couture-prairie-interview-with-rachel.html

    smiles.

    michele

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