Sunday, June 23, 2013

Winston My Latest Furniture Makeover

Today I would like you to meet a friend of mine His name is Winston. He once lived with a painter. When I picked Winston up he was a grouchy old man being that he is over 70 years old.

 His hardware had layers upon layers of grime, and he had never once been refinished in all of his years. Though I must say he looked pretty dapper for the time and tales he had endured. Being that he lived with a painter it is only natural that he had splatters of paint on his drawers and scars and dents acquired over the years.
 A few hours in my little shop and a custom coat of paint and let me tell you Winston is a new man. I knew he had a younger soul than he let on and that you may see reflected in his beautiful new coat. His color is a custom mixture of Miss Mustardseeds Milk Paint including two parts Ironstone and one part Shutter Gay. Overall he is a light blue with gray undertones. Winston is all ready to be loved by someone special. Perhaps a little boy or couple, a single college student or maybe perhaps even another painter.

I hope you like my latest friend! I have some exciting news! I sold my very first piece this weekend! My lovely Grainsack colored dresser is now being loved by a set of twin girls! How fitting!! I hope they love her lots and use her well!

Until next time!
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  1. Love the distressing on this piece, it looks great!

  2. Just received my first order of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paints today and even though I have no idea what Im going to paint Im still very excited! I love what you did with Winston! Absolutely beautiful! I love how you were able to breath life back into a tired soul. Gorgeous!
    One did you get the handles looking like new? I've tried several different methods and never looks as nice as yours.

    1. LuTina, I hope you love milk paint as much as I do it really is an incredible product! For this set of hardware I soaked them overnight in a solution of baking soda, vinegar and CLR. I gave them a good scrub and then polished them with a metal polish called Brasso. Thanks for your kind words! And for stopping by!

  3. Great piece! Did you use the bonding agent on this? and how did you finish = wax, hemp oil or a poly?

    1. Denise, thank you! I did use the bonding agent for this piece and finished it off with the clear wax I did not use any poly or hemp oil.