Friday, November 30, 2012

Pinterest Pillow Party

All evening I've been creating pillows similar to what I've seen pinned on Pinterest. It's been lots of fun. Here's a few pictures. I decided to display them in an old suitcase.
Here are pictures of each individual pillow that I made.
A while back I bought a set of vintage letter stamps at a garage sale. I thought the $20 price tag on those was pretty high but I was happy that I had them to make some of these pillows.
Well, there you have it.... the outcome of my private Pinterest Pillow Party!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Fun Evening

This evening has just flown by. I finished up some craft projects; I'm getting items ready to take into my booth this week end. And...... the books I ordered arrived!! WooHoo. Just take a look:
From a couple of my favorite bloggers! I've thumbed through both of them but will read them from cover-to-cover soon. Who doesn't love Pinterest? I get so many ideas from there! Here are couple of Pinterest inspired projects I just finished tonight.
These pictures were taken in my basement, so you'll just have to ignore all the junk in the background. Maybe I can replace these pictures with better ones tomorrow. It's just too late tonight.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Milk Paint Projects

As I said in my last post,I bought some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. In fact, I bought FOUR containers of Milk Paint: Luckett's Green, Tricycle, Ironstone, and Shutter Gray. So far I've painted two projects. Here's a glimpse:
This dresser is painted with Luckett's Green. I added the bonding agent to the first coat. Even with that it took 3 coats for me to feel like I had an adequate amount of coverage. After that, I used some Miss Mustard Seed's wax and I mixed some dark stain into it to. I had tried to order some of the antiquing wax but everybody seemed to be sold out. I think this mixture did the trick to get the antiqued effect.
I painted this piano bench with ironstone and then scraped. It didn't give quite the "chippy" effect that I was hoping for. Overall, I'm happy with the way these first two milk paint projects turned out. The thing I've noticed about this paint is that it's unpredictable. It's more work than using the chalk paint that I'm used to. I have a lot more of the paint left so I guess that means I'll be experimenting some more with this stuff. Stay tuned. These two pieces are for sale in my booth at Vintage Market in Kansas City, MO. Here's a picture of the pieces in the booth.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Milk Paint

Well, I ordered some of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint. I've had it for a few weeks now and have been rather scared to give it a try. Today I sat down and watched the first three videos on MMS web page to gain some courage. How can Milk Paint be scary??? Look at the cute packaging that it comes in.
The paint was easy to mix and easy to use. I was a little disappointed that it didn't produce the "chippy" look that I was hoping for. But it did crackle, and I liked that. Here are a couple of pictures of the wood on the bench that I painted. I still have to reupholster the top. So once that has been accomplished, I'll show the entire piece.