I mentioned that I bought a little matching table at the same estate sale as the Lily Pond dresser. I’m not a fan of using ‘matching’ furniture pieces, so often when I buy pieces that came from a ‘set’, I split them up.
I’m still going green, but this time with Miss Mustard Seed instead of Fusion.
There are lots of shades of green out there. Avocado, mint, grass, pea, pear, forest, moss, the lily pond I used on the dresser …
I have to say, some times with the MMS milk paint greens, I feel like there are a lot of shades in the same bag of paint! One of the quirks of milk paint is that you can never be entirely sure precisely what shade you will get. You really need to be OK with that if you’re going to use it. I knew that going in when I decided to paint my little estate sale table in Boxwood.
I’ve used Boxwood before, and loved it. But this time it just wasn’t working for me.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it’s bad. It’s just not quite what I was going for. I got some great chipping, which I loved, but the color just felt a little flat to me. A little too 80’s country maybe? Maybe the problem was the orange finish showing through the chips. I don’t know, but something about it wasn’t speaking my language.
So I came home from work one night and decided to add a layer of Luckett’s green over the Boxwood.
Ahhhh, so much better. I love the little peeks of Boxwood showing through.
I tucked some toile scrapbook paper inside the drawer.
Is it possible to not love this color? or the chippyness of milk paint?
Or maybe it’s just simply the layering of colors that appeals to me so much.
It works great next to a chippy chair. Wouldn’t this be a great combo in your potting shed? Or maybe on a covered porch?
And on a more personal note, today is my sister’s birthday. Happy Birthday Deb!
Are you digging that mid-century bookcase? Debbie was this size when mid-century was just called ‘new’.
Last night my mom flew from Las Vegas to New Jersey to help her celebrate, and then to keep her company on the drive to Minnesota. They will be hitting the road bright and early tomorrow morning, and my sister will be an official Minnesotan by Sunday! Woo hoo! How lucky am I?