I know that some of you probably think I paint everything. I will paint my mother, if she will just hold still long enough! Well, that’s not at all true. While paint is “my thing”, I really appreciate beautiful wood, too.
When I acquired this old wardrobe off of craigslist, I wasn’t sure if I would paint it or not, but when I saw it in person, I decided against it. The wood just has a pretty grain pattern, warmth and it was in good condition. Most wood pieces I purchase have issues with the finish, so painting is the best route.
This one just needed a little bit of help. I felt like it would benefit from installing shelves and painting the interior.
I painted it in two coats of MMSMP Mora…
(Here it is after the first coat.)
My dad installed the shelves, similar to the way he installed the shelves in Megan’s office wardrobe. You can find the details on that HERE.
And, here is how it turned out…
It was so shadowy the day I was taking the pictures that I had to pull out my reflectors, which I don’t usually need in the multi-directional light I have at the studio.
I had requests for more behind-the-scenes shots, so there you go!
Anyway, I just love the way the paint brightened up the interior and how it plays against the tone of the wood.
I left the finish on the milk paint raw. It soaked into the raw wood, so it will be nice and durable.
The little planter baskets are from Ikea and I made some preserved boxwood topiaries to fit inside. I have so many real plants in my house now, that I don’t feel like I *need* as many preserved boxwoods to add greenery, so I’m bringing a lot of my custom-made topiaries and boxwood balls to sell at Lucketts.
I just placed an order for over 50 hemp sheets along with some other antique European linens, so those will be listed in the online shop, soon. I’ll also list some soaps and brushes this week…