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Thursday, February 21, 2013

lovely, little green

Hello! So, some exciting news - we bought a truck and we are moving! I'm probably a little too excited on the moving, as we haven't even signed the lease, but it has hardwood floors and a fenced yard for the dogs!! I will be blogging more on this later!

Tonight, I have this lovely, little green thing to share with you!

I bought this piece at a yard sale this past summer. During my stripping attempt, I realized the top was plastic laminate - lame!


But, during my night time blog reading, I learned a great trick from Storywood Designs about painting beautiful tops on furniture. Please check out her blog to learn!

I differed a little bit from what she shares. I used a 50 cent brown oops paint from Lowe's. The color reminds me of the Hershey's Cocoa powder you can buy at the stores. Like Storywood Designs, I stained with Minwax Dark Walnut. I also did this to the inside of the drawers as they were just kind of yuck looking - crayon stains, water stains, etc.

This was also my first attempt with milk paint and I love it! Color is Miss Mustard Seed Luckett's Green. I used the bonding agent as I was not going for a chippy effect. I did prime beforehand with my brown tinted primer, but you can't really tell a difference anyway. I coated the piece with Minwax Dark Wax and sealed it with water based polycrylic. Like Storywood Designs, I'm kind of in love too!

What piece have you just finished up?


  1. It turned out so pretty - love the green!
    I'm working on painting my bedroom floor white right now!

  2. Hi Katie! I love the green color and you did a fantastic job on the "wood" top. Thanks for linking to my table re-do and congrats on the upcoming move!

  3. I love your pieces!! Do you do any painting classes?

    1. Thank you! I've never taught a class, but would love to help you get started! Just contact me if you have any questions!

  4. Hi Katie
    I just love your blog!! Wow!! so inspiring! You asked what we have recently refurbished on a piece of furniture>>>> Well go to my blog and you will see that i have just restored a gorgeous French Louis dressing table for my daughter. I invite you to visit my blog at Tell me what you think of it.
    Take care


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