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Milk Painted Vintage Rocking Horse

If you have followed me for awhile you know I love horses and hand crafted wood pieces. This hand crafted rocking horse it the PERFECT combo of my loves.

When it arrived though (thanks Mom) it was neglected and rather bold colored.

First step as always was a good scrub to get everything clean.

I wanted the rockers to be a dark chocolate color and it so happened I had Krylon spray paint in camouflage brown I had bought for a project on the ranch. I sprayed it outside in a sheltered area to get the perfect coverage.

Then it was on to the horse, I love milk paint for antiques and old wood things. Homestead House Paint Co. milk paint in Champlain was my color of choice.
I have used Champlain on this antique tall dresser and this vintage farmhouse hutch

Here is the first coat applied, do not fret, milk paint always looks sketchy after the first coat ;)

Here is the second coat with the edges distressed and the flat surfaces sanded smooth as butter.

To keep most of the horse this pretty war…

Fusion's brushed steel nightstand

This super sleek tall nightstand called out for Fusion Mineral metallic paint in brushed steel. I saw a dresser done last year and loved it and just had to try it. Recently, Jennylyn, the creator of Fusion Mineral paint did a video on kitchen cabinets using it which was my inspiration for this project.

Just to be sure this orangy cherry color does not bleed thru I put on a grey tinted coat of primer. Fusion has a product called concealer I hope to try in the future that does this same job.

I brushed on two coats of the brushed steel metallic paint allowing to dry well between coats then did the glaze mixed with Fusion ash color.

Then as per Jennylyn's advice I sealed it all up with Fusion Mineral paint's tough coat which indeed deepened the steel look and will give the nightstand added durability. I scrubbed up the original hardware and put back on. It compliments the brushed steel and allows the nightstand to be either masculine or feminine.

the top narrow molding is the painted drawer, cute right? I think it is a great place for a diary ;)

I painted the top drawer a lighter grey

perfect not only in a bedroom but at a front door, end of a hall or in a living room used as an end table, so many uses for this reloved piece.

Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received.

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  1. Beautifully done!

  2. That is an awesome finish. Pinning this for inspiration on a new project. Thanks for sharing. Donna @ Modern On Monticello

  3. Mineral and Metallic in one? That's just magic in a can! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Furniture Fix Lee Ann, I'll have to check that stuff out!


  4. Beautiful job! So many new paints I have no idea how to use. Or glazes. Your nightstand looks so high end.


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