Today, Kriste and I shared the studio with some lovely ladies who came for the BYOF (bring your own furniture) workshop.
It’s always so fun to introduce people to milk paint and watch them transform their own pieces with just a little guidance and instruction.
Here are the transformations…
Then: A magazine rack saved from the side of the road.
Now: Painted in a custom-mixed green, distressed and finished with Hemp Oil.
Before: A stool made by the owner’s father in shop class when he was a boy.
Now: Painted in Tricycle layered over Mustard Seed Yellow with a Hemp Oil resist between the two. Distressed and finished with Hemp Oil.
Before: A sweet table painted in a blue the owner didn’t really like.
Now: Lucketts Green layered over Boxwood with a Hemp Oil resist between the two. Distressed and finished with Hemp Oil.
I love how you can still see bits of the blue showing through.
Before: A side table purchased at an antique store that’s been waiting on the “to-do” list far too long.
Now: Two coats of Lucketts Green, lightly distressed and finished with Hemp Oil.
Before: A free chair that was picked up from a furniture repair shop that was giving away pieces that were never claimed by the owners. It has been waiting to be painted for 30 years!
Now: Painted in a custom mixed blue/green (3 parts Layla’s Mint to 1 part Bergere) over Grain Sack. Distressed and finished with Antiquing Wax.
Before: A grandma’s cabinet that was ready for a refresh.
Now: Artissimo layered over Schloss, distressed and finished with Antiquing Wax.
Before: A $25 vanity that was a little stuffy and boring.
After: Painted in Eulalie’s Sky over Kitchen Scale with a Wax Puck resist between the two layers, subtle distressing and finished with Hemp Oil. We also reupholstered the seat and gave it a new handle (painted in Farmhouse White.)
I hope you enjoyed all of the furniture makeovers as much as we did!
Do you have a favorite?