4.19.2013

paint it::

One of my new boards on Pinterest is about painting techniques and color choices of paint. This came about after I carried home a bargain of a table the day before Easter Sunday from the auction. Twelve dollars later and clueless about where and what to do next. You tube came to the rescue at 12:00 pm one evening and so did Miss Mustard Seed.
If you haven't seen Marian's work on the web. Her book: Inspired You truly shows her knack in painting and re-purposing vintage furniture. Just peek inside her lovely home filled with furniture pieces that she has restored and given a new life. Low and behold, her love of redecorating her own home lead to her own biz with a line of milk paint to follow in 2012. I've been in awe of her work for sometime now, that I've been itching to start some of my very own projects around here myself. I contacted Marian with my dilemma and she graciously replied with.."Ok, what colors would you like?" She's such a peach of a gal. So, here I am... getting prepared to start the process PAINT IT in the coming weeks at home.
Back to Pinterest and the web for color swatches of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint products. Making my decision based on my favorite color and my collection of ironstone. I've always been a real fan of neutrals and green,"lucketts green" to be exact by far won my heart. {shown below}

I'll keep you posted on my progress with before and after pictures soon. Have you used milk paint before? Have a great weekend everyone. Wish me luck!
                                                                                 xxx Liz
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10 comments:

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

I bought some awhile ago that I haven't had time to try yet. I plan on starting with a little shelf, and if I like the way it turns out, will then do our small vanity in the upstairs bathroom. I've seen many pieces done with it at the vintage store that I go to. They sell it there and love it. And a little goes a long way! Good luck Liz.

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for stopping by.. I'm a bit nervous myself trying something new. Yes, I agree with you also. I like the finished look. Good luck to you too. I would love to see the finished shelf when it's done.
xxx Liz

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Liz...I used milk paint...many, many years ago. I purchased some chalk paint and have been itching to experiment with that. Looking forward to seeing your projects and hearing about your experience using the milk paint.

LizlovesVintage said...

I'm a newbie.. yes, I'll follow up

Candice Marie said...

I also love neutrals and green! Can't wait to see the finished product. Good luck ;)

Curtains in My Tree said...

I haven't used milk paint before, I have a secretary desk I want to paint soon as I can get it outside in the nice light, I can't paint inside? not enough light
I will be watching for your project to hit the spot light

HWIT BLOGG said...

LOVELY pictures...
I love neutrals and green!

Titti

LizlovesVintage said...

No credit here Titti.. it goes to Miss Mustard Seed but, thanks for stopping by.
Curtains In My Tree: Yes I have the same issues here with lighting and weather. Today, was very windy. I waiting now for a perfect day :)

Pam said...

I used milk paint YEARS ago when people used to paint primitive pieces with it. Like the unpainted pine stuff. I'm anxious to try it again and have been looking at her Boxwood color for a cabinet, but just haven't ordered it yet. You have inspired me to just go ahead and order it!

LizlovesVintage said...

That's a great color too Pam. It was a hard decision!