Sunday, October 16, 2016

A Pair of Chippy Cabinets

Last week I found a pair of orangey pine cabinets that were a great size and shape, but were not my favorite color.  

I thought these cabinets would look great with a chippy look, but did not want the orange to show through.  I decided to stain them with a very dark brown wood stain. 
2 coats of dark stain directly on the orange pine 

While the stain was drying, I drove to my local lumber store and bought some solid wood beadboard for the backs.  

I mixed up some Boxwooed,  Flow Blue and Ironstones milk paint by Miss Mustard Seed and created my own color.  

I painted the cabinets with a few coats of the milk paint and as it was drying I white washed the insides with white chalk paint. 

After the paint dried, I scraped off the paint flakes and distressed the edges a bit. 

After attaching the headboard to the back of the cabinets, I sealed the pair in clear wax.  

chippy goodness 

It still amazes me what difference paint can make!  

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Green Chippy Dresser

I found a great dresser the other day at the Flea Market and brought it home.  


This dresser was a pretty aqua color and looks nice in the photo, but up close it was pretty dingy and dirty and it really needed a new coat of paint. 

I mixed up Miss Mustard Seed milk paint, I combined Boxwood Green and Ironstone, to  get a soft vintage green color.  

I painted the dresser with 2 coats of the milk paint and after it had dried, I scraped off the flakes and distressed the edges of all the details.  

I wanted the yellowy-white, the aqua and the green to show in the chippy layers. 

The last step was to seal the dresser with Linseed oil/dark wax. 

I love the details on the legs! 

I do love milk paint! 

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fall Blog Tour 2016

My Fall Mantle 

I am honored that Brenda from Cozy Little House  invited me to join the other inspiring  ladies on her 
Bloggers Seasonal Harvest Tour.  

We wanted to say a special thank you to our readers with this tour. I cannot say thank you all enough for taking the time to come and visit.  

I have added a simple wooden vintage tool box with gourds and pumpkins to the table when you walk in our main living/dinning area.  I love vintage tablecloths and change them almost every week.  

I love the green chippy Hungarian shutters that I bought from a local store and they have found a home in the living room 
Leaves from a tree in the yard and simple white pumpkins in an old tool box

Pink Roses and Boo Pumpkins 

Orange Gladiolas always make me happy! 
I found a pine roosting  box at a local Vintage Faire and it adds great storage in my kitchen.  

Our kitchen table 

I added sweet orange roses and a few pumpkins to my bathroom.  

My Bedroom 

Love these beautiful orange Dahlias 

These orange orchids by my barn door add a touch of cheerfulness for Fall. 

Pumpkins in the sunroom,

My daughter's cottage that her grandfather built for her. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my touches of Fall. 

Front porch