Friday, March 27, 2015

MMS Milk Paint - Dried Lavender Over Mora

This week went by like - 

well, I don't know what it was like but it went by really fast.

So it's Friday and I completely missed Words of Wednesday.

I'm sure you survived without my wisdom.

I do have a couple of sets of photos edited so I'll get back on track with one of them.

There was this cabinet . . .

This is a "sort of" before - since, you might be able to tell, I had already painted part of it.

It was painted with Chateau Grey Chalk Paint® - which is really green. 

It had never been waxed. The paint finish existed to demonstrate to customers of Vera's Daughter what Chalk Paint® felt like before it was sanded or waxed.  The present finish was painted over a very bad paint job that left lots of blobs and streaks. 

Blobs and streaks always scream out for a rugged paint finish.

This cabinet was ready for its rugged finish.

I started out with a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Mora. Mora is one of MMS's new European colors. It is said to be a beautiful grey that leans to green or blue - depending on the sun, where it was placed, etc.  

However. . .

in grey Michigan it didn't look so hot.  This picture makes it look bearable. But it was awful.

Just awful.

It could have been the green under it that altered the color, but I think it was really just the lack of light.

So I looked for a third color to help out.

Of course I picked Dried Lavender.

I sanded back so that more of the Chateau Grey showed through.

Then I applied a sparing coat of the Dried Lavender.

I sanded the whole thing lightly to make sure all the colors showed somewhere.

The whole cabinet was covered with MMS Hemp Oil and then wiped down.

Then I immediately liberally applied MMS Antiquing Wax.

I don't recommend this finish (wax over wet hemp oil) if you are wanting to use a piece right away.  It takes a LONG time to dry.

But it's pretty!

I also think it will be very protective.

It's very beachy. And yes, it can be mistaken for blue.

But it is not!

I'm not sure what color it was before the Chateau Grey was applied, but it was either white or yellow.
Or both.

I think I might try this color on my potting table.

I think.

The knobs were painted with some Mora, some Chateau Grey, and some Versailles Chalk Paint®.

It's lovely.

Just lovely!


Donna Wilkes said...

Patina perfection, Karen! Will you still use it as a display piece or sell it? Dried Lavender - what brand? Inquiring minds want to know. Yes, I did miss your Words Of Wisdom.

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

Karen, the color did turn out very pretty and yes I missed your words of wisdom.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Yes, ma'am. She is a doozie. Gorgeous!

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

I'm going to raise that lovely to stunning!

Audra @ Renewed Projects said...

Gorgeous layered look! Especially love the cabinet doors. Thanks for including the close up photos. :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous color.

Unknown said...

Hi Karen, how are you? Love this beautiful painted piece and only wish I could paint like this. So beautiful and CONGRATS, it's being featured today at our Something to Talk About Link Party across all 7 of our blogs (it was one of the MOST CLICKED). Congrats and I hope you can come on over and join us again xo Lisa at Concord Cottage


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