I don’t know where you live, but here in Lancaster County, PA we are feeling the effects an intense cold spell.
Today the schools even decided to close as we are in the single digits with wind chills feeling between -10 and -20 degrees below zero!
Oh my….I am not made for this!
So…it is nice to be home with the girls and know they will be safe and warm.
For me, this will be a day to catch up on a few things and empty and organize some of my pantry cabinets in my kitchen.
Marie Kondo would be pleased I know.
But before I start that project, I wanted to pop in and share the piece I was able to finish up before this cold snap arrived!
I found this cute small server on a Facebook sale site…the original pictures posted by the seller weren’t so good, so I had no trouble scoring this one.
I have refinished enough furniture to know what to look for that’s for sure!
I knew this one would be a winner!
In fact, it was even better in person…the pictures didn’t do it justice.
Love when that happens.
I wanted to give her a pretty pop of color so I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Kitchen Scale…it’s a fantastic and rich shade of gorgeous turquoise!
When I use milk paint, I generally add Bonding Agent, but in this case, I was out of my product so I decided to throw caution to the wind and just go for it – I hoped it wouldn’t chip too much, but honestly one never knows!
It could chip or not at all…
I decided to be sure I did the prep work necessary to help the paint adhere well to my piece – the wood had a slight shine so I knew this would be necessary.
I took some rough grit sandpaper and essentially scratched up the piece all over wherever I planned to be painting…I always feel a little guilty doing this as my piece was so pretty, but it helps to be sure the piece will look amazing at the end!
It’s all for the sake of the cause I guess.
I would say it was all worth it in the end…
I finished her up with Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil in case you were wondering.
Overall, I got a very smooth finish on this milk paint with just a smidge of chipping – that was the outcome I hoped for !
Always winning with milk paint 😉
Have a blessed day, friends!
Stay warm…and remember…
only 48 days until spring!