Shutter Gray and Ironstone Color Combo
Two tone color combinations give furniture a designer look. Shutter gray and ironstone milk paint colors are so pretty together. The look is designer worthy.
Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend.
It’s been a hopping one for me. I did a lot of painting. One of my favorite things to do.
When I’m painting everything else fades into the background.
One of my projects was this little antique table. I picked it up at the Nashville Flea Market on Thursday. Yea, I know the market doesn’t officially open until Friday but there are a few early bird vendors who set up Wednesday afternoon late or Thursday morning. I probably shouldn’t have let that cat out of the bag! Now everyone will beat me to the good finds.
The table was a bargain at $12.00 but it did need a little work. Looks like my husband pulled out all the stops on this one.
He’s my Technical Specialist and I don’t give him enough credit for all he does behind the scenes. He usually makes furniture repairs when I’m at work or out gallivanting around, so that means I don’t get many pictures of his work. He’s gluing the top onto the table and making sure it’s level. I would have just eye-balled it and then everything I set on top would have rolled off the edge!
What do you think about this table. Has anyone out there ever ran across one like this? I love the shape. At one time it had three small chains running from the table top underside to the top of the legs. Different. Anyone every seen this before?
I selected Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Shutter Gray for the bottom and Ironstone for the top.
The paint is in dry powder form and you mix 1 part powder to 1¼-1½ water. I use this little scooper to measure the powder into a plastic cup and stir it with a paint stirrer. I stir the paint for a couple of minutes then let it sit for a couple of minutes then stir until it’s dissolved. I’ve found that the lighter colors dissolve faster than the “Tricycle” Red. I don’t know if it is a difference in the pigments or if it’s just my imagination.
The paint dries really fast. It didn’t chip like my first MMS Milk Paint Project. I think it has to do with the type of furniture finish. I’m painting a display piece for the shop for our MMS Milk Paint display and it is chipping like crazy. You have to stop by later this week to get a peek at it. Anyway, I distressed the table by hand with 100 grit sandpaper.
I finished it off with some Beeswax Polish. It gives the paint a nice soft sheen and the painted table feels so smooth.
I like the fact that you don’t have to mix all the paint at once. I used very little paint for this small table.
Thanks for being her and have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com