Remember the fab little doll sized bow front cabinet that I purchased earlier this year at a garage sale?
I’d been admiring a milk paint color by someone other than Miss Mustard Seed … gasp … there, I said it out loud. Not that I don’t love Miss Mustard Seed, but Sweetie Jane by Sweet Pickins Milk Paint just kept catching my eye. It looked like that perfect vintage shade of blue green. So I sent away for some. Since the very first piece of furniture I painted with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint was this miniature hutch …
I decided to repeat the experience with Sweetie Jane and this miniature cabinet.
The product itself is very similar, a powder that comes in a little resealable package, mix it with water and so on. And here is the finished product.
At this point, you might be thinking, ‘hey, aren’t those the same color?’ and it’s a fair question. The color is pretty close to Miss Mustard Seed’s Eulalie’s Sky. But the Sweetie Jane has just a touch more green in it. At the end of the post I’ll show a picture of these together and you can see the subtle difference in color.
I filled this little cabinet with some of my vintage clocks to show that these can make great display pieces. They don’t have to be used as toys, or filled only with miniatures.
You may remember that this cabinet was missing its shelves when I bought it. Ken cut new ones out of cheap 1/8″ hardboard. I painted them, and then added some vintage wallpaper to them.
You can’t see them in any of the pictures so far, but this little cupboard has lights inside.
There is one over each shelf. However, the wiring to these lights is some sort of flat tape with a connector that I don’t recognize. I have no idea if I could find the right kind of adapter to actually plug it in.
I haven’t decided the fate of this cabinet yet. I may keep it, due to my fascination with all things miniature. Or I may sell it. Depends on my mood on any given day … well, and it also depends on whether or not I can find a spot for it.
Perhaps I should line up my miniature cupboards and keep them on the front porch.
What do you think?
P.S. Jennifer has featured my home today on her blog, Town and Country Living! Check it out!