So this story begins with the arrival of an antique. I’m not even sure what to call it because it’s not a chest. It has 2 drawers and 2 doors on either end, but the top does not open. It would be beautiful at the foot of a bed. You see, the backside was already painted a very pretty royal blue.
It was meant to be painted that color so Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Flow Blue seemed a perfect match.
Also, since Flow Blue is the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint “Color of the Month”, I thought, why not make a big deal about it and style our entire front display window around the color? So that’s exactly what we’re doing.
The first piece above is now in our window and I decided to put this one in right along side it.
With her beautiful raised wood detail, I thought she’d look nice in blue with pops of white.
I painted her with two coats of Flow Blue with White Wax on the details. I wanted to see how the wax would work instead of applying acrylic white paint with a paint brush. The white wax is now my preferred method because I used my finger to apply the wax and didn’t need to be as precise as I would if I were using a paint brush. It worked well. Especially when you want to achieve a distressed look.
I’m in love.
Both of these pieces are now proudly displayed in our front window and they’re waiting for their new homes.
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