Remember the little chairs I picked up while garage saling last week?
Well, as it turned out, they are the perfect solution for using up some left over milk paint. As most of you know, milk paint comes as a powder and you mix it up as you need it. Once mixed, it only has a shelf life of about a week. Although I’m pretty good at judging how much paint to make, there are usually a few tablespoons left over.
So after a recent dresser make-over (soon to be revealed), I pulled out one of these chairs to use up the extra paint.
I simply sanded down the existing blue paint, then painted a couple coats of MMS’ Artissimo on the chair.
The Artissimo worked perfectly with the lighter original blue color of the chair peeking through.
Once painted, I sanded the chair again and then added Miss Mustard Seed furniture wax.
I staged it with some fabulous vintage blue books and a Cornishware pitcher.
Did you notice how perfect these little chairs are for hanging on the wall and using as a shelf?
In the end that might be the fate of all three. I’m still working on that idea a bit. Stay tuned.