I really don’t know why but Palm Springs just comes to mind when I see that vintage linen tapestry below. I really couldn’t think of another name for this post. Palm Springs. Palm Springs. I have never been there and actually know nothing about it. The palm like leaves pictured are actually printed on unique Irish linen but somehow Irish Springs doesn’t seem as interesting a title as Palm Springs.
Now that we got that awkward introduction out-of-the-way, let’s discuss today’s project.
Just this cute as a button happy little nightstand painted in Mustard Seed Yellow milk paint. Not to mention that antique phone. Seriously…LOVE. Oh and that 1940’s traincase. Mmm hmm.
I don’t have a before shot of this one unfortunately but it started out in a dingy ivory which had seen better days. I scrubbed it and lightly sanded with a palm sander which I pretty much never do. Then mixed up my milk paint with bonding agent in the first coat.
The 2nd coat had some bonding agent left in it too however it is not required to mix it in both coats but doesn’t hurt either. Using the bonding agent does just that – helps the milk paint bond to a smooth or varnished surface. Since this one wasn’t raw wood and I didn’t want it chippy I used the bonding agent.
The little nightstand was waxed with Miss Mustard Seed’s furniture wax. Just along the edges, I added the tiniest bit of antiquing wax. So subtle…
Then I added another pop of color to the single drawer with the coral knob from Anthropologie.
The original was a white porcelain knob which would’ve went just fine but how fun is the coral?
Surprise! I used the remaining paint to stain the inside of the drawer. Of course, I love how the grain comes through.
That’s all she wrote. A happy little nightstand.
All of this can be yours…for sale now at Serendipity Shops of Doylestown. Run! Don’t walk.
Linking to Homestories A to Z, Miss Mustard Seed