Friday, October 5, 2012

Luckett's Green Milk Paint Cabinet

I've been dying to try Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Luckett's Green.  I seem to stick to safer, muted colors and even though I love green, my stand-by paint colors are usually some shade of blue.  Nailing just the right shade of green is pretty challenging, but Marian came up with just the perfect hue...a bright, spring green or Luckett's Green inspired by the Old Luckett's Store in VA.
When I picked this cabinet up, it immediately reminded me of a 40's-50's style kitchen hutch and thought it would be fun to try out the new color with.  The cabinet was definitely dreary before (sorry for the bad phone pic)...

After giving it a good scrubbing, I shook up my milk paint in a canning jar, which I find much easier than stirring by hand.  I gave it two coats of the green milk paint and painted the inside of the cabinet and accents with Pure White Chalk Paint. I really like how the white looks crisp with the green.
I was thinking I'd get some good crackling, self-distressing action from the milk paint because I didn't sand down the lacquered finish prior to painting, but I just got a few spots of crackle..
 After the milk paint dried, I simply sealed it with furniture wax and lightly buffed.  Furniture wax really brings out the color in milk paint - love it!
After I brought the cabinet inside my house to style and take some pictures, I noticed immediately how my jadeite dished are almost the exact color of the cabinet! 
  This will be off to Suzanna's soon to fill in some gaps in the booth!

Kristen

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29 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

This is lovely. I am always interested to see the milk paint and how it reacts with surfaces. Very nice!

Pamela said...

That is such a fun retro piece Kristin! I am waiting on my Boxwood to come in.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kristin,
This re-do looks outstanding, it does match your dishes really well. I just got my first pack of the paint today (ironstone) and can;t wait to try it out this weekend.

Blessings,
Linda

Catherine said...

Just beautiful! I love it when people use unexpected colours (or colours that I wouldn't necessarily think of) and the transformation is amazing. And this really is.

Nutbird said...

Unusual piece made even better by your transformation. Masterful! Someone else could have painted the whole thing cherry red and ruined it. Ann

Sharon said...

I really love it....adds an unexpected pop of color. Love it with your dishes!

Melissa said...

Love how it turned out and the way the accessories with it pop!

designeddecor said...

I love the color! I am partial to green and this shade is gorgeous! What brand of furniture wax did you use? Will have to give milk paint a try.

Stephanie said...

That color is just perfect for the lines and style of that piece - love it!!

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kristin, I love how this came out - you did a great job!

Maria Morley said...

This turned out gorgeous! I just love the color -- thanks so much for sharing with us!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It's fun to see how much crackling happens on different surfaces. Your hutch is so charming and the green with the white is so crisp and pretty. Love it!

Amy Marshall said...

The green is so pretty with the white. It feels really vintage to me...love it!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The cabinet is beautiful..it will not last very long in your booth!!...I love it...yes, it does go so well with the jadeite!!...Wish I had room for that beauty!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Kristen - that is one beautiful piece! I love that fresh, happy color with the clean white! I haven't used Milk Paint yet, but just ordered some, so now I'm really anxious to try it out!

xoxo laurie

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love how you transformed your cabinet, and the red items inside are the perfect accent!

Leah said...

Love it. I have a buffet I have been toying with the idea of Lucketts. You sold me.

chateau chic said...

What a pretty cabinet. Love the color and transformation.
Mary Alice

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh what a beauty!

Debra from Bungalow said...

I have a great collection of Jadite and just love the color of this cabinet. What an amazing transformation!

Queen of Chairs said...

Lucketts green is my favorite color from the mms milk paint line, you did an amazing job, this piece looks fantastic!

Helen said...

I saw this on another link party and forgot to click on it. I was on MMS tonight and saw it again and remembered to click on it!! Why am I not surprised it was from you!!!?? I love everything you touch and this cabinet is breathtaking!
Great job as always!!!

Helen

Restoration House Interiors said...

This piece makes me happy! Great redo! Thanks for sharing...joining you and now following you from MMS FFF...come by and say hello! Happy Friday!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Very Cool! this is a really great piece. I love that you painted the trim white.

Mimi's Vintage Charm said...

lovely! great color choice. i am enjoying seeing projects done with mms milk paint. love the red coke crate in there as well. visiting from miss mustard seed!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Gorgeous! I had been wondering about the "shakability" of the milk paint - so I'm glad you mentioned that you shook it to mix. Did I miss how many coats you used?

MONICA LIVAS said...

Great job! Looks so retro!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Kristen, would you mind if I used one of these photos for an upcoming post of mine and linked back to your blog?

Vickie at mesaba911@gmail.com

Jennie said...

I just love this so much. I was trying to get this color with mixing ASCP Antibes green with white and it ended up being the a yucky color and too yellow for some reason. I'm LOVE that Lucketts green on this piece looks like the jadeite color, which I'm after. I'm curious and don't want to mess up with the wrong color again though. The color on Miss Mustard Seed's furniture piece that she painted with Lucketts green looks more yellow than this one. I know different photo editing can alter the colors a bit. So, my rambling question is does it truly look like the jadeite color or more than what appears on MMS piece? Thanks so much.

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