I shared a preview of the hutch HERE, but many of you were asking for a full view of it. So, here you go!
It’s smack by my front door (in the living room) right now, so it’s not in a great place to be showcased. Now, my usual rule is that if I don’t have the perfect place for something, I don’t keep it. It’s getting a little tough now, as our house in on the market, so I have given myself some liberty to keep things that might work for our future home or studio. I have the perfect place for it in the house we’re hoping to buy, but we have to wait for our house to sell, first. Patience…patience…
So, it’s just hanging out now, but I really love this piece.
I did paint this piece in a custom-mixed MMSMP color, but had to be very careful, so I didn’t cover the amazing existing patina. If you’re interested in the details on how I did it, check out my tutorial on Painting Around Patina on the MMSMP blog.
Before writing this post, I booked my hotel room for an upcoming trip. I’m crossing the border and headed to Toronto for the Home Show on Sept 18-21, 2014. I’ll be doing book signings, presenting on the main stage, teaching workshops, manning the booth and hanging out with The Property Brothers. Ha, not really, but I’ve heard they’re supposed to be there. I haven’t done anything like this before, so even pressing the buy button for the hotel rooms made me nervous. Jeff had to finally push it to put me out of my misery. Seriously…it took me an hour to find and book a hotel, not because it was hard, but because I was nervous about it!
Anyway, MMS Milk Paint is really starting to get some great attention and I need to not fight it. My default is to hide in my basement and paint furniture, so it’s awesome that I’ve partnered with people who will push me a bit out of my comfort zone.
This event is open to the public, so I would love to see some of my readers, if you can make it! More details to come!