Thursday, October 18, 2012

Kitchen Scale Milk Paint Sideboard

I've been on a milk paint kick lately!  I just love trying out Miss Mustard Seed's colors in her new line of paint and "Kitchen Scale" has been at the top of my list....


"Kitchen Scale" has just the right balance of blue and green and is a deep enough color that you can paint a large piece of furniture with without it feeling "too bright".
This sideboard started out super glossy and since I didn't want all of the milk paint to flake off, but still wanted some chippy areas, I sanded it down so the paint could "grip" the surface and wouldn't resist the finish as much.  After cleaning it inside and out, I then mixed up my milk paint...
If I don't feel like getting a paint blender out, this is my preferred method to mixing... I simply shake it up in a canning jar.  It really helps getting the lumps out, plus I'm able to see through the glass when I'm painting if the paint is starting to settle and needs a good stir with a paint stick. I painted two coats of the Kitchen Scale (without any chipping at the time) and painted the drawer fronts and panels on the door in pure white.
 It wasn't until the following day when I was very lightly sanding with a very fine grit sanding block that some of the paint was chipping away...

I knocked any flaking off and sealed the whole piece with MMS Furniture Wax. I love the balance of "chippy" on this sideboard!
After finishing, I really felt like the white panels "needed" something so I pulled out my damask stencil and pounced some gray acrylic paint on and wiped it back with a damp cloth (and sealed it) instead of distressing with sandpaper.  I wanted the damask to look chippy and worn like the milk paint finish...
Now, I know the chippy and distressed look isn't for everybody, but it certainly is fun to experiment with milk paint and different painting techniques.
This sideboard is off to SuzAnna's tomorrow!  On another note...I'm just lovin' these dried hydrangeas that I picked up for $10 (for two bouquets) a few weekends ago!  You'll be seeing these pop up in my house here and there :)
  

Kristen

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36 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow and wow - love the transformation - the color is perfect and I love the stencil on the doors....

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is a beautiful color, Kristen! I love it with the white, too!

Andrea said...

so pretty! I adore hydrangeas also and have dried ones all over my house =)

Jennifer said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You did such a great job on the paint and the color you chose is to die for. Love it!

Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it looks beautiful! that color is so fun! and i shake my milk paint, too. :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks outstanding!!! I sure wish that my milk paint job would have turned out looking like yours (I didn't have much luck with mine).

Blessings,
Linda

Becca said...

Gorgeous, Kristen! You did an incredible job breathing new life in this piece! It will be scooped up quickly, I'm sure! You're so talented! Love the hydrangeas, too .. and, loved meeting you last weekend! Hope to see you again, soon!

April said...

This is so pretty, love the color!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

what an amazing
transformation
from before to after

i've never used milk paint
but this gorgeous project
makes me want to

thanks for sharing
at Fridays Unfolded

sharing on Twitter!

{alison}

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Absolutely stunning. Love it.

Jenny Sellars said...

WOW! I cannot wait to see this in person! Beautiful!

the vintage wren said...

From one NC girl to another...lovely : )

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

I LOVE it. You did an amazing job. I have 2 of the milk paint colors on their way and I can't wait to try it out.

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

Beautiful work!

Peggy Bolyer said...

I have to say that I do like this piece, the color and the amount of chippiness, I am not one to like milk paint but this piece is really nice. Great job.

themodagecottage.com said...

)Popping over from Miss Mustard Seed) From one Kristen to another - your sideboard turned out beautifully! I ordered the ironstone, mustard seed, and french enamel, but may now have to order the kitchen scale as well. The 1st go with the milk paint I ended up mixing a little more water than I should have, but I look forward to giving it another try soon! Thanks for the inspiration.

The Porcelain Rose said...

Gorgeous!
Great job!
Thanks for sharing.
Elizabeth

The Working Home Keeper said...

My husband and I were admiring some of your work on a recent trip out to SuzAnna's! Love the sideboard!

Mary Ellen
The Working Home Keeper

Maureen said...

It looks awesome! Good call on the stencil - it adds so much.

Lisa said...

This is beautiful! I love the "chippy" look. I just got my first milk paint in the mail. I'm so excited to try it now!!
Lisa

At The Picket Fence said...

That is so gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

srpprcrftr said...

As I first looked at the buffet I wondered if you'd painted an embellishment on the doors but you answered my ? Really love how you did the stencil and wiped back to give it age. Excellent job of making this piece look so homey.
Kitchen scale is one of my very favorite colors It looks alot lighter in the jar than it does on the piece.
Would love to be able to find dried hydrangeas. Haven't been able to find them like that since we left KY.
Smith's Grove outside Bowling Green had a fall show outside every year and there was always a vendor offering them but I had to get them quick or they were gone.
I sure miss that town. One street and a couple off of it had nothing but antique stores. Can't find things here in Western CO anything like what I found in KY. People don't like the distressed look here either.

Old Crow said...

Your choice of furniture turned out beautiful. I especially liked that you used a stencil instead of the "transfer" method as I've spent so many hours, hours, and hours trying each and every tut and I've had a few good outcomes but not for the amount of time involved. I ran across a site this week that sells gorgeous stencils (many featured on the Graphic Fairy - now I love the Graphic Fairy) but am tired of spinning my wheels when a stencil is time proven. Thanks for showing stencils still work best so that maybe all of "us" out here in Pinterest Land will quit spinning our wheels and wasting our time! BTW, I've had some beautiful results with "transfers" but it's always a hit or miss and that I don't like when I have to start all over again....

theresa said...

Looks beautiful! I have lucketts green MMS and can't wait to try it!!

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Beautiful! Love the color you used, we will have to order some milk paint, don't think it is in any store in Spokane!

Thanks again for sharing...

xox Glad & Celia

Atta Girl Amy said...

Very pretty, Kristen. Kitchen scale is one of my favorite colors, too.

I am ready for a return trip to SuzAnna's. I didn't get to explore as much as I would have liked during our marathon thrifting tour.

Let's get together soon.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your sideboard and your vignette on top is stunning. Beautifully done. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kristen...I love that color...you did such a wonderful job on the design on the doors...a beautiful piece!!...OK..now let me know when that bowl and pitcher ever decides to "leave your house"....gorgeous!

Jeannie-JB said...

I love luv love your sideboard. Most people downsize after the nest is empty, but I may have to buy a bigger house and head on over to SuzAnna's since your sideboard is soooo fabulous. {swoon}!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Beautiful transformation. You are right, it is a great color.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Kristen - So pretty! And I love those dried hydrangeas too ...

Oh, and I'm simply adoring my typewriter key bracelet I purchased from you at the Southern Bloggers Conference ...

:)

Linda

joetterer said...

Great color & fabulously chippy!

Restoration House Interiors said...

You have the most amazing redos! Love this!

Jamala Wallace said...

Georgeous..

Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

just lovely!

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Beautiful job Kristin! Love the color combination! Kitchen Scale has proven to be one of my biggest sellers in the shop. It is such a great vintage shade! We have some new shades coming out soon and they are gorgeous too...I know I'm going to love them!

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