Here it is guyes! At least part of it. I spent most of my weekend (in parts) painting and sanding this beauty. I painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. This was my very first time using milkpaint, and I actually found an online shop here in Scandinavia who sells MMSMP, its called Skattkammaren.
The how-to for milkpaint is not so very different from the chalkpaint, wich I have used several times. And I was aware of that MP is a very unpredictable product when it comes to behavior. I was hoping for a little chipping of the paint, but that did not happen. I even tried a few tricks I had read about, like using a hair dryer on the wet paint right after aplying it, and even paint on a second coat before the first has dried. But no.... I guess the surface was to saturated and "dry". The sideboard is most likely over a 100 years old, and it has not been sealed or treated with any thing for a looooong time. It simply had dried in. Oh, well. On to the sanding then, my favourit part! The details on the mirror are just lovely! And I feel I got to put them in their right element with this color, plus the sanding and distressing helps to bring it out.
I had another issue with this piece, and that was the marble top with the big hole in it for the sink. You can see pictures of it here, before I started painting it.
Obviously, I am not using it as a bathroom furniture, så I (aka my husband) had to build a new one. I had the plans ready in my head long time ago, but you see, we dont saddle the horse and ride the same day.
After finally buying the material for the new top, we buit it yesterday. And it was a perfect fit! I am so happy with the results!
We screwed on three bearers under the boards, to hold them stable, and the desk fitted right in.
No it wont budge!
I actually read that milkpaint is the perfect paint for raw wood! Did you know that?? It works as a stain, and sucks right in to the wood, fast! It is brilliant. Then it is all up to you how thick or opaque you want the stain to be. I actually mixed it out quite thin, but applied 3-4 coats. And then I sealed it with clear wax.
I havent gotten to distress the bottom om the sideboard yet. Its like I am postponing the process so that it wont finish to fast. It is so much fun, and I want it to last! But of course, I want a beautyful finished furniture to shine in my diningroom, too.
I was actually a little sad when I spent the very last grains of milkpaint, thinking this is it. Now its empty... I know, I`m weird....
Now, I have big plans for the bottom part and the doors! It involves a jigsaw and chicken wire.
Woohooo! I am so exited! Please stay tuned for part two of this amazing (I think so...) reviel of the makeover of my mysterious antique sideboard.
Have a good day everyone:)
(You can read about this post over at Songbirds Inspiration Party and at the "Youre time to shine"-party