While I was finishing up the slipcovers I shared yesterday, Kriste worked on giving a few pieces in my dining room a fresh coat of paint.
(She was standing in front of the sink, mixing paint, and the light was so pretty, so I had to snap a picture.)
I wanted to give the corner cabinets and buffet in the dining room a little makeover.
The first time I ever used a tinted wax was on these corner cabinets and it got away from me a bit. Well maybe more than a bit. The end result looked streaky and I’ve wanted to fix them for a while, but again, there was always something more important to do.
The interior was painted a cream, but the original reddish stain on the cabinet had bled through, so it had a pink tinge in a few places. Again, something I wanted to fix, but not enough to actually do it. Until now. While I worked on the slipcovers, Kriste emptied the cabinets and started painting them. (Imagine trying to navigate a partially sewn wing chair slipcover around a stack of ironstone. Welcome to my world.)
We painted the exteriors in MMS Milk Paint Shutter Gray with Linen detail and the interiors in Mora. We left them unfinished, since we liked the matte look of the paint without a wax or oil. The Mora definitely makes the white ironstone stand out more.
It’s a subtle difference, but I really love the change. (If you scroll back up, you can compare the after, below, with the before.)
The boys were between school and summer camp last week, so they “helped” some. Kriste was such a good sport about it. (Yep, painting in his jammies. I wonder who he got that from…)
Kriste and I were laughing, because we spent three days last week working on changing things that most people won’t even notice. Slipcovering chairs that were already slipcovered and painting furniture that was already painted, but they are the kind of tweaks and finishing touches that can elevate a space.
I have a bit more cleaning, playing and picture-taking to do tomorrow and then the photo shoot is happening Wednesday & Thursday. It’s always so fun for me to see other photographers and stylists working in my home. Jeff commented today how boring it must be, but I absolutely love it! I get to watch professionals, who are some of the best in their field, practicing their craft on my turf!
That is anything but boring.