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Old Fashioned Milk Paint goes barnwood

I am very pleased to announce that I have been chosen as an Old Fashioned Milk Paint blogger, thank you OFMP. As my first project under this fabulous title I have chosen to paint is this well loved wood coffee table

I chose colors from their palette that depicted old barn wood colors; driftwood, slate and snow white.

As per all my projects the first step is to do repairs if needed, sand and give a good scrub with TSP, soap and water with 2 sizes of scrub brushes to get in all nooks and crannies, a good rinse and left to dry well

Then the fun begins, time to get painting. OFMP is so easy to mix, I added powder into a plastic container and then water and stir. I made mine a bit more liquidy for a more stain like quality but it mixed amazingly.

 to get a barn wood feel I used a dry brush technique in color layers drying between each
 and once  top was complete I did the base but went a bit more white on it

the 3 colors are perfect old wood colors achieving the look I was going for, don&…

Country Chic Bliss

Those of you who know me or follow me, know I love shades of turquoise. When I saw the Country Chic paint color pallet "bliss", it called my name. I held out for quite awhile but finally had to try it.
enter this solid maple dresser and a match was made

step one make all repairs, lightly sand the top and scrub well, these steps are crucial to good adhesion and final look of your project

 I like to use a good quality synthetic brush when applying the paint for an even application

the last of the orange stained maple to be covered in this pretty sea green, I applied 3 coats of Country Chic tough coat over the paint for easy wipe and durability of this piece

 the original hardware worked perfect with this color so after a good scrub and dry it was put back on

 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color

Check out more great Country Chic painted pieces; Sea Storm here, Aurora & Dark Roast here , Tropical here, here.. and here, Vanilla Frosting here, Creme Brulle here and Aurora here
and ch…

Fusion Casement strikes again

Recently I did a dresser in Fusion's casement (shown below); a perfect white and topped it with some metallic sparkle. Time to make the matching big sister long 9 drawer dresser match it (shown above).

 the Laurentian shown here with Casement was used on a sweet vintage chair shown here.

dresser in original state 3 coats of casement colored Fusion paint and it had a fresh new look as well
 this is coverage after just on coat on the drawers

the hardware was scrubbed, refreshed in gold and given a coat of metallic sealer

then once all hardware was put back on and the paint dry, it was ready to be set up and find its new home

 the original hardware is just so awesome

I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint
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