Friday, July 29, 2016

Farmhouse Desk with Chippy Goodness

It's that time again!  Time for another furniture flip for The Fab Furniture Flipping Contest.  

This month, the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest’s theme is Farmhouse Fun and it’s sponsored by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. The milk paint contains only ingredients that are all-natural and will not harm the environment. It is truly a “green paint” and comes in 20 colors. 


A friend of mine was getting rid of this old desk that had belonged to her Great-Aunt and so I took it off her hands.  I love the delicate legs and the functionality of this desk.  As I was getting ready to paint, my daughter suggested I add a bit of detail to the front.  She helped me choose some appliqu├ęs to add and we glued them on.  

I have received products for this post, but all opinions are entirely my own.  This post contains sponsored links from Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company.
I ordered Snow White and Tavern Green 

I have used milk paint many times and I love the unpredictability and chippy goodness that comes with using this paint. Milk Paint adds farmhouse charm to any piece. 
 I mixed up the Snow White powder and then got to painting

After painting the outside of the desk with 3 coats of milk paint, I waited for the chippy magic to happen. 
 After the paint dried I scraped the paint flakes off and Voila-chippy Goodness! 

Added Applique 

I painted the inside in a dark grey ( the cubbies did not come out and getting all the corners was so much fun! ) 

I added new glass knobs 

I love the chippy Beauty! 

I sealed the entire desk with the Daddy Vans' Furniture polish/wax 

I love the delicate legs! 

I am loving this desk with its Farmhouse Fun! 

Please stop over to see the other great projects that were completed by the Fab Furniture Flippin Contest contestants.  You can see them over at Evey’s Creations or Anastasia Vintage.  If you are interested in joining the contest, please send an email to  

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wordless Wednesday-My Instagram (My home and projects)

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wordless Wednesday--My Instagram (my home and projects)

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Swirls, Turns and Chippy Goodness

I have been enjoying summer and neglecting my blog, but I hope to change that.  Sitting in front of my computer has just not appealed to me lately, but I have been using my paintbrush a lot! 

Awhile ago I found a really neat table with great lines that just needed a bit of TLC. 

The table has great turned legs and wonderful details, but the wood was in pretty bad shape. 
I gave the top a good sanding with my electric sander and then sealed it with AS dark wax/Linseed Oil.
The top ended up beautiful! 

I decided I wanted the table to have a chippy look, so I mixed up some Milk Paint from Miss Mustard Seed in Ironstone.  

I gave the table a couple of coats of MMS milk paint and then as it dried watched the chippy magic happen. 

I scraped the flakes off and sealed the table with clear carnauba wax. 

Love this chippy table now! 

LOVE this detail!  

More gorgeous details! 

Swirls and Turns of beauty on the legs!