Can we reflect for a moment on my love for chenille?
My vintage home decor tastes are constantly changing from nautical to industrial to cottage and back again but through all styles, chenille remains constant. Why? I don’t know. It’s just a little dose of granny whimsy usually in the form of a blanket.
When I found this yellow chenille rug a few weeks back, I knew it would be right at home in the cottage-style bathroom we finished last winter.
It is thin and worn and some of the frayed edges are long gone but I love it just the same. Sigh.
And that stool? That was a quick little milk paint makeover. The worn finish on the top matches the vanity almost perfectly. Happy accident!
It is simply constructed of plywood.
The first coat of paint was done in lucketts green on the top and base.
Then the wax puck made an appearance again between layers of paint…
The top was painted with some leftover ironstone and the base with leftover shutter gray. A little bit of furniture wax and the stool was finished!
A couple of winners! Am I alone in my adoration of vintage chenille?
Lots to share today! First off, I am loving this sweet little tricycle red chair. Lately I have been experimenting with heavy distressing which I’m not sure is always my thing. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t but this chair was meant for distressing.
I picked it up a few weeks ago on our road trip. I actually didn’t mind it in its before state…already perfectly worn and distressed however I thought the mauve color was boring.
MMS milk paint in Tricycle punched it up!
To achieve this style of distressing I rubbed a wax puck all over the chair before painting. I focused on areas that were already worn as well as places that would naturally wear like the edges, rungs and back.
Then I painted two coats of tricycle over the entire piece. Once it dried, I rubbed back where the wax puck was applied with steel wool to reveal the mauve and raw wood in some places. And finally, a coat of antiquing wax was applied to the chair to further age and distress.
I love this little lion pillow as well. It was handmade for me by a family friend several years back. It seemed like the perfect juvenile prop for this chair.
While we’re talking about pint-sized chairs, handmade pillows and milk paint, guess what has arrived? The much-anticipated Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Look Book!
And yours truly has a little feature. This rocking chair is in the dried lavender section for all to see! My cousin and her new baby girl are the owners of this chair. Such an honor to have it featured along with my very own photography. Can I call this my first photo credit in print?
The look book is gorgeous and full of loads of inspiration and tips. I will have a few available at both locations very soon. They were only produced in limited numbers so if you’d like to own one, grab it fast! Or let me know so I can reserve you a copy.
And P.S. major sneak peek into our new slate flooring…it makes a fantastic photo backdrop.