Thursday, January 17, 2013

Going Green Again

Green, oh how I love thee.  It's just hard to find a color as refreshing as green.  I honestly don't think there is a shade of green that I plain don't like.  I like it mossy.  From Olive to Teal, and everything in between, I love it.  It should be no surprise then that the first 2 colors of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint that I ordered were the 2 greens, Lucketts and Boxwood.  My Lucketts dresser sold (several times, long story), as soon as I finished it.  Here is Boxwood in all it's loveliness.
She chipped and flaked and distressed magic!  It's rather funny, because the parts where I think it would not flake off, sure enough it does.  Not much predictability here, and wow what a fun risk to take on some pieces.

This dresser still had all of it's original hardware, and it was tarnished and dented a bit.  In my eyes it was PERFECT!  I will say this time, mixing the milk paint was super easy.  I had purchased a new better hand mixer for myself and I dedicated the old one to the workshop.  The paint turned out so much smoother.  Now, when I painted the Lucketts Dresser I hand mixed that paint.  It was a bit lumpy, but the lumps brushed out just fine when I was painting my dresser.  So really, I don't think it makes a difference in the end result, but it helps those of us who are probably a bit OCD handle using milk paint.

I love how well received these pieces are!  The shoppers at NJ & Company have been very complimentary about these pieces.  Needless to say, I placed another order for yet more MMS Milk Paint and have more chippy pieces (maybe) in my future!  And I think there will be more green in my future too.  It just makes me happy.

Warm Wishes to you!
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  1. it looks lovely!!! i loved the color but i thought it was going to have more yellow undertones than it did (referring to my own piece i did, not yours!) but i still loved it- a nice fresh green!

  2. Love the green too. And, your distressing looks so natural. PERFECT.

  3. Just found you on MMS's linky party. Love how this came out!

  4. I'm loving the greens too! Maybe we're ready for spring already! Beautiful job on the dresser Deb!

  5. Love this!! That green is beautiful!

  6. This turned out beautiful. I started with tricycle red but I can see that I now need to order boxwood for a few projects I have waiting in the basement :o)

  7. SO are you not having to distress these pieces like you would with ASCP? The MMSMP chips on its own? Just curious. I've yet to try it but will very soon.


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