Layla’s Mint Cabinet & A Fun Morning β€οΈ

This was my first time using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and, oh my goodness,  I am in love. Love. Like, totally over the moon πŸŒ™. I’m picturing all the wonderful things we’re going to do together, milk paint! 

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In total seriousness, I really do have that feeling of being inspired. The natural color variation of the paint, the way it glides on and the magical way it has of settling on to the wood! Must do more… 

I haven’t loved a paint like this since I discovered Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint!

For my first project I made over a solid maple Cabinet. I saw a post by Marian, Miss Mustard Seed herself, using a layering/resist technique with the colours of Flow Blue & French Enamel. I loved it! So I decided to try it on this little darling using the colours Boxwood & Layla’s Mint. Here is the Cabinet before, in all its brass knobbed & laquered glory: 

I (and by “I” I mean my partner) sanded it down quite a bit to prep for the milk paint. I didn’t want to use bonding agent. Next time I’ll aim for a chippy finish & not sand it at all! I can’t wait to get to know this paint     in its full range! There’s so much to choose from -chippy goodness, washes, white wax, antiquing wax, hemp oil & top coat! Endless possibilities πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

Layer one, in the color Boxwood :

I bought the sample size & it coated this baby nicely in one coat with leftovers. Next, I used Annie’s wax in strategic spots on the cabinet over the Boxwood as a resist to the next color, Layla’s Mint. Layla’s Mint It’s a beautifully white-toned soft green. Pretty, eh? Again, one coat! Once dry, I used a 220 grit sandpaper to expose the Boxwood. The paint came off more easily on the sections where I used the wax. 

I used wooden knobs I already had in my stockpile.

I bought the sweetest little yellow canary pull at The Painted Attic (I also got my milk paint from there!). 

I love, love, love how this turned out! Isn’t the Boxwood beautiful peeking out?I left the top natural and sealed it with hemp oil. Then I added Annie’s Dark Wax to darken the top a tad more. I sealed the body with clear wax from the Annie Sloan line and spent a lot of time buffing the finish to a high, smooth shine. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to part with this little cabinet! It’s so cute! 

So! I love sharing local treasures. This morning we discovered a beautiful little coffee shop, Hubbards Cove Coffee. We had homemade pastry & Latte’s with a view for breakfast! So good, too! Lovely, friendly service in this little spot ❀️

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XO Terri 😘

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