It seems like I’ve been picking up little foot stools left and right lately. They’ve come in handy in the milk paint workshop series.
And also for keeping my sanity.
I haven’t had time to dive head first into a big paint project like a dresser lately. If you haven’t guessed we’re in final crunch mode with wedding projects here but painting is very calming for me. So producing a quick before and after is quite satisfying. Let’s take a look!
The upholstered stool used to look like this.
Although I’ve been in a needlepoint place lately, this stool just wasn’t cutting it for me. Plus the needlepoint violets were super dingy. Maybe that is not evident in this before photo.
I applied kitchen scale milk paint – two coats. I didn’t add the bonding agent so I got some chipping around the top edges.
The violets got stripped and replaced with reproduction ticking fabric.
I never snapped a before picture of the other little stool. This one was highly varnished so I was sure the milk paint would chip. Sure enough, it did. Linen milk paint is painted on top and lucketts green on bottom. No bonding agent/primer.
In areas where the paint did chip, a great crackle formed! Fun, right? I love how the chipping and crackle gives such an authentically antiqued finish.
Well it’s been non-stop around here. In 24 hours, I made visits to all 3 locations to restock. Btw milk paint will be completely restocked on Thursday in Doylestown. Plus there are vintage treasures galore at both Serendipity in Doylestown & West End Garage in Cape May. Our Brick & Mortar will not be open at all in May due to our wedding schedule.
After Thursday, I’m off the Circa Dee clock til I’m a married lady. At least that’s the plan! I do have some posts lined up for you but I will be tabling furniture projects and the general running around. Be sure to check in thgouh. I’ve got a ton of fun tutorials and projects to share post wedding! The summer will definitely be busy at Circa Dee!