palm springs

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.mustard seed yellow milk paint nightstand palm springs vintage

Now that we got that awkward introduction out-of-the-way, let’s discuss today’s project.

mustard seed yellow milk paint nightstand palm springs vintage

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.

mustard seed yellow milk paint nightstand palm springs vintage

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.

mustard seed yellow milk paint nightstand palm springs vintage

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.

mustard seed yellow milk paint nightstand palm springs vintage

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…

mustard seed yellow milk paint nightstand palm springs vintage

Then I added another pop of color to the single drawer with the coral knob from Anthropologie.

mustard seed yellow milk paint nightstand palm springs vintage

The original was a white porcelain knob which would’ve went just fine but how fun is the coral?

mustard seed yellow milk paint nightstand palm springs vintage

Surprise!  I used the remaining paint to stain the inside of the drawer.  Of course, I love how the grain comes through.

mustard seed yellow milk paint nightstand palm springs vintage

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.

mustard seed yellow milk paint nightstand palm springs vintage

Linking to Homestories A to Z, Miss Mustard Seed

3 thoughts on “palm springs

  1. The flower is a Plumeria and they smell heavenly. They grow in tropical locals, Hawaii, Florida, etc and smell heavenly! They also grow into trees, just thought you might like to know! Love the print and the nightstand, so cute!

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