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Country Chic simplicity accent table

A good customer brought me a table they purchased already painted grey but not in their color choice. They wanted it white to match the handcrafted desk they had me recently relove.

 A few fresh coats of Country Chic Paint in crisp white called simplicity gave it the bright color they envisioned it to be.

The edges and flat surfaces were sanded to distress and reveal the underneath grey then black wax was added to the crevices for additional dimension and detailing. Seeing the top would get some surface use I put a coat of Country Chic Paint clear wax on it and the shelf surface.



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Fusion roll top desk

When I brought this antique replica roll top desk home, my youngest daughter called it for her birthday gift. She chose a creamy white exterior and her favorite mint for the interior. With these choices in mind I selected Fusion Mineral paint in Champlain and Laurentien.
but before color could be added I took the entire piece apart to make repairs and scrub well.


once dry, I reassembled the bottom and started applying the color with 2 coats of  Fusion Mineral paint champlain on all the exterior all sides including the under edge - I think it gives a more finished look





the same thing with the inside pieces with the minty laurentien green from Fusion Mineral paint with all hardware removed and cleaned then applied after 2 coats and distressing the edges



In keeping with the vintage look I wanted to add depth to the warm white paint so chose Homestead House dark wax in espresso, shown below on the roll top you can see how it adds depth and dimension and age too.

then all was reassembled a…

Old Fashioned milk paint vanity, mirror and stool

I loved the color combination of Old Fashioned Milk Paint light cream and snow white milk paint I used on this quilt rack so much I made it again for this sweet vanity, mirror and stool set, But this time I came up with a recipe and made it creamier. 3:1 Light cream: snow white


here are the original pieces

the vanity stool was in pieces, the dowels broken off in the sides required drilling out and all new ones to glue it all back together

Once the pieces were all repaired, scrubbed well and dry it was time to start painting with the Old Fashioned Milk Paint creamy white milk paint. Two coats went on all the pieces followed by distressing. To add depth and character I chose Daddy Van's new dark was in CafĂ© noir. I love this color as it truly is a dark drown.



and it adds excellent aging details to the milk paint

on the mirror I wet distressed the raised detailing to reveal the original gold