Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Going back to BOLD!

You know how I love this milk paint! I scored this great buffet and figured it would look beautiful dressed up in the beautiful ultra-marine color milk paint.I absolutely love the ultra blue and the turquoise color. They are stunning on old wood. 
        I layered a little of the turquoise just to give it some extra color. I love these two shades together.I use the jar to mix it well and then pour it into the container to paint. I love this paint from the Real Milk Paint Co. The colors are gorge!!
 Before the magic of tung oil. 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Retro, Baby!!!

I'm so excited to share my new piece! Now I know not everyone is into
the Mad Men style, but these vintage pieces are just so darn fun to do! 
I got a phone call from one of my "contacts" asking if I wanted this stuff. She cleared out
a container and this mid century dining set was part of it. 
Behold the $65 "set".....
    These chairs were sooooo gross. Greasy??? OMG. Smelly??? OMG. I gloved up on these babies.

                  So much grease and grime.  I don't even want to know.  But I saw potential!!
I know.  Ewwww. Right?? 

Ok.  Ready???  

Many, many,,,,,many (lol) hours later.....
I discovered that beneath all the grime, they were actually in very good shape.