Okay…I have a confession to make…I am addicted to Kijiji (Canadian version of Craigslist), or at least I was. I have searched frantically for a buffet/hutch that would fit into my dining room forevahhhh! Last week, the Kijiji Gods spoke to me in a huge way! I found my “perfect for me” buffet/hutch AND a sideboard AND a dining room table (more on that little beauty in an upcoming post).
I was excited to pick up all that furniture, I was also excited to pick up some Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint at Front Porch Mercantile. I have been communicating with Wendy (the lovely owner) for a while now and we finally got to meet last Saturday. She was just as sweet in person as I knew she would be.
This was my second Milk Paint project and I am learning how it literally has a life of its own. I am compiling a list of do’s and don’t in my head as I learn to use this very unique paint.
I know for sure that I will ALWAYS use my blender to mix it. It is the only way that I can get it completely clump free. I also know that I should let lit sit for about 10 minutes before I start painting, I can’t explain why but I just know it.
I got impatient and mixed the Luckett’s green by hand and it happened…clumps of unmixed paint when I reached the bottom of the paint cup and I was left with some yellowish colored paint on top of my beautiful green shade. Luckily it was inside of the hutch and not noticeable. Lesson learned.
It’s a little difficult to see in the photos, but there is some lovely chipping going on the top part of the hutch. I totally understand that some are not into the chippy look, but I am NOT one of those people. I LOVE it. This is the exact look I was going for on the buffet. My only regret is that I wish I would have painted it in only Ironstone instead of a blend of Linen and Ironstone (3 parts to 1).
I am looking forward to getting to work on the sideboard and table also. I will be ordering more Milk Paint before that happens though. I also found a dresser that I cannot wait to get my hands on…more on that in another post.
Here are some before and after shots.
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The hutch before.
Blend of Linen and Ironstone (3 parts to 1).
The inside before I added all my dishes.
Inside…I love that Luckett’s! And I’m so happy to finally see my Peach Lustre dishes when I walk by the dining room.
Chippy goodness! Isn’t it lovely?
My Grandmother gave me the sugar bowl and creamer for my Fire King set years ago. It reminds me of her everytime I see it.