Saturday, January 17, 2015

Buffet in MMS milk paint-Eulalie's Sky

Last week I found this needy buffet at the Flea Market and even though is was big I loaded it up in my car and brought it home.
Before:
I love the size, details, and hardware, but it was pretty dinged up so it needed a good paint job.  I have a very similar buffet in my home and I painted it with MMS milk paint and love it so I decided to do the same with this one.  I pulled out MMS Eulalie’s Sky and got to mixing.  After getting out all the lumps I painted 2 coats on the buffet and let it dry for a few hours.  I didn't add the bonding agent because I wanted the paint to chip and it did its Magic!  I scraped the buffet with my spackle knife and all the loose chips came off.  LOVE the chippiness! The last step was to seal this beauty with dark wax and hemp oil.  



(It was difficult to get the right light for these photos, but I tried my best)

You can see the variation in the milk paint here


LOVE the hardware

Chippy Chunky Legs

You now notice the details on the bottom

Chippy Goodness! 









43 comments:

  1. You did a gorgeous job on the buffet! I love the patina that you created! It made my pin board.

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    1. Thank you Gigi-I love milk paint and the variations!

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  2. This is stunning and I LOVE the color. It looks like mahogany, something that would normally bleed with chalk paint, did you prime at all or just paint right over it. I must have this color! So authentic looking.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-no primer or sanding just a quick brush off of dust and I painted the MMS milk right on!

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  3. Beautiful piece of furniture...love the color. I am amazed at how you get the chippy part so perfect.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-I love using milk paint and I like that it is unpredictable for chippiness!

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    1. Thank you Su-it is a very pretty color!

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  5. love the color and the distressing/aging.

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    1. Thank you Sugar-milk paint is a wonder!

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  6. How pretty it is with those unusual lamps!
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you Brenda-I took the lamps form my house for the staging-ha ha

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    1. Thank you Kris-I love how it turned out too!

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  8. Beautiful job Darrielle...pretty color and love the chippy goodness!

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    1. Thank you Martina-I love me some chippy goodness!

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  9. The paint looks like it is multi-colored, is that how it always looks? In parts I see some turquoise , where overall it looks mint green. Do you put the dk wax on first and then the hemp oil? Why do you use hemp oil? Love the sideboard, I have one that I painted dk turquoise and then put the dr wax on top to age it. Very Pretty, but I love your colors and have a table that I might want to try if there is turquoise showing thru as well.

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    1. Thank you Suzy-milk paint has variations in the color due to the minerals I think. I love that part of milk paint. This color is an aqua not a green-bright sunlight in my photos make it seem more greenish I guess. I dip my brush in the hemp oil and then the dark wax and then I brush on the piece.

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  10. Love the buffet Darrielle and the color is gorgeous! Must pick up a bag of Eulalies Sky when I head over to my local retailer next week. Are you keeping this one?
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Thank you Marie-Right now it is in a local store and if it doesn't sell then I am thinking of keeping it for a double vanity in my new bathroom. Love the color!

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    2. Oooh that would be an amazing double vanity! I'm featuring your gorgeous buffet this weekend at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party!
      Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  11. The colour is amaizing:-) I love it!

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    1. Thank you Nitka-the color is very beautiful!

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  12. Gorgeous makeover Darrielle. I love the shape of this buffet. I would have it in my house in a heartbeat. :) Julie

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    1. Thank you Julie-I love the shape too and I have a very similar one in my house. I might make it into a vanity for a bathroom.

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  13. Wow - this came out absolutely perfect - the color you chose was perfect for this piece. I love the subtle variations in color and the slight distressing - just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Lala-I love the variations in the color too and of course the chippy goodness!

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  14. You're a girl after my own heart,DD! Love sweet color in this piece AND that you left the birds' eye maple natural. And of course, we both like flannel sheets in the winter. Thanks for stopping by at Meadowsweet and now you're on my blog reader so I'll keep on enjoying your transformations!

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    1. Thanks-I like color and yes I for sure love flannel sheets! Good to meet you!

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  15. This is the kind of piece that can instantly brighten a room. I love the color. So spring.

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    1. Thank you Victoria-I love the variation as well as the chippiness!

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  16. It turned out gorgeous and those lamps were the perfect addition!

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    1. Thank you Debra-I love the lamps too!

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  17. What an amazingly beautiful finish! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Thank you Becky-I love the milk paint and the variations!

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    2. This piece looks amazing and it is beautiful with your lamps. I love how the new finish highlights all the details of the buffet. My grandmother had a similar buffet in her dining room when I was growing up and seeing your beautiful piece really makes me wish we still had it.
      Dorene @ seasonal chapters

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    3. Thank you Dorene-I love painting with MMS milk paint and I am glad I could bring back some good memories for you!

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  18. Your buffet is stunning. I've never tried Milk Paint but your piece certainly is a testament to how beautiful it can turn out. I saw your link at Thoughts From Alice. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey www.irisabbey.com

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    1. Thank you Ann Marie-I love milk paint but it takes some getting use to-I love the unpredictability of it for sure!

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  19. Beautiful job! Eulalie's has always been one of my fave MMS colors too. I like the way the variation in color really worked for you on this piece. Lovely.

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    1. Thanks Quandie-I l love the color and the variations a lot too!

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