Wednesday, 22 August 2012

milk painting diaries: chapter 3 french mustard



Okay, after a brief break from milk painting I'm back with more.

I wanted my next project to be different... I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone a little. I have been striking out in the furniture department lately, so I also had to wait until the right piece crossed my path.

 I have only published a few blog posts, but if you have read any of them before you will know that I am a monochromatic girl. I like my black and white and everything in between... but there are a few colours that I just can't get out of my head lately. One of them is mustard, I think you'll understand why when you see these pics below...

via canadian house and home

via canadian house and home

I may be a little late to this party but what the heck... Funny enough mustard seems to pair beautifully with grey...

Anyway, I finally scored a furniture piece worthy of this new colour; and here she is all done up:







and here is the a before shot:


So to achieve her new finish I did a little prep work as well and watched miss mustard seed's video tutorial on milk painting. It was great. It gave me more confidence. I then boldly tried these new things:
  1. colour: body is mustard (available here), top is dark walnut stain by miniwax;
  2. heavy distressing; and
  3. oiling with linseed oil (I had this on hand and wanted to get a deeper colour via oil)

Pure laziness dictated that I not style this little gal at all, but post her as is. I hope no one objects.

I am thinking about spraying the handle in a mat black or bronze colour - I'm not sure about this yet.

All in all I am happy with this piece. Stepping outside of my monochromatic bubble definitely freaked me out.  Btw - I loved working with this colour - it went on pretty well and because I just roughed up the piece I got more of that traditional milk paint effect of sticking more to some parts then others (I have to say this made it even more fun to work with). I was nervous about using the oil, but i was really glad that I did. It really deepened the colour.

So what about you? Have you been outside of your comfort zone lately?

Linking to:
http://www.primpjunktion.com/
http://primitiveandproper.blogspot.ca/
http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.ca/ 
http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.ca/ 
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.ca/
http://www.lizmarieblog.com
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.ca
http://shabbynest.blogspot.ca
http://missmustardseed.com
http://twenty-eight-0-five.blogspot.ca
http://www.atthepicketfence.com
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
http://www.itsoverflowing.com/
http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.ca/
diyshowoff.com
http://my1929charmer.com/

18 comments:

Christie said...

Love how this turned out! Very warm and inviting~ I hate when things are over done don't you :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute and fallish! love the mustard color!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Lovely! I love both the traditional Mustard and the more modern pairing with grey. A great piece.

Kristyn Fay said...

turned out awesome! really beautifully done.

Honey at 2805 said...

I adore this shad of yellow! It is one of my favorite colors! I would be delighted for you to share this at Potpourri Friday, in progress!

Inspired by you said...

Just loving the color. You did a great job on it.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I so LOVE this color and look...just perfect for FALL!!!

Blessings,
Linda

May said...

That gal's got legs! (and a whole lot of personality!)

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi! I'm stopping back by to say thank you for sharing your gorgeous project at Potpourri Friday! Hoping you will make it a weekly or regular party stop!

Donna Wilkes said...

Love the mustard and the contrasting top. You did that old girl proud - now she is spicy!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Tammy said...

Love it! I think you did a terrific job! I want to try that milk paint. I love the way it distresses pieces. I like the handle at least from what I could tell in this pic, it looks great. I would love for you to come by and link this up to my linky party called Rustic Restorations Weekend.
http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/08/rustic-restorations-weekend-17.html

Leslie said...

Thanks for giving the color. I've been wanting to use mustard, but can't find a color match. Thanks for sharing.

Debt Free Mommy said...

It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited!! Please stop on in and link up with Making Space Mondays. We look forward to seeing any post(s) about making your space better. Hope to see you there. -Tabitha

Dewdrop Gardens said...

I love what you did with the table! Definitely love the mustard too! Haven't tried milk paint yet, might be able to find it today in a city I have to visit. Will have to view the video you shared.
Saw you linking At The Picket Fence
Debbie :)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

It's funny, I was at a garage sale where she had a mustard drop down table and fell in love with it. Love the cabinets in that kitchen, and your table turned out great! It looks better now than before! A BIG thanks for giving the color! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Tammy said...

Thanks so much for coming by and sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So charming- love the color!Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Seema said...

Glad you found the cabinetry in last year's showhome inspiring! Please feel free to link back to us at http://houseandhome.com/design/photo-gallery-2011-princess-margaret-showhome?page=10

Thanks so much,

Seema

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