One of my favorite ways of showcasing Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk paint is by layering multiple colors, with the chippy bits coming off then revealing the other color beneath. A new color trend as emerged and this new piece showcases that style in a charming way.
Taking a small time-worn piece and showing off it’s architecture
One of my favorite things about older pieces of furniture is that they so frequently have all kinds of curves, carvings, or other ornateness about them. Too often, however, is that they are hidden in a sea of blah wood colors. The finishes are worn off and they are often discarded or sold very inexpensively at auctions, yard sales, and estates. (The perfect way to buy them I might add!)
This drop leaf table has amazing detail, particularly in the legs. The pineapple-like carving is stunning, but completely lost. The stains on the top and the scratches on the front made this piece bound for the junk yard.
In steps Steven and Jodee Worsham to save this piece and give it a milk paint makeover. For this piece they opted for Luckett’s Green and Ironstone.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Colors for this Project
All of the colors are so beautiful, it can be really hard to chose. For this project though, Steven chose Luckett’s Green and Ironstone. Lucketts Green would be the primary base color.
Finishing a milk paint project for a vintage vibe
Two coats of Luckett Green and a single coat of Ironstone completely transform this piece.
Finally this piece is done and ready for the sales floor. It didn’t last long. It was purchased for my staging company as soon as it was done. I loved watching Steven and Jodee paint it and had to, had to have it!