Arabesque by Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint
It began with me painting a laminate drawer set with Arabesque — a soft pink from Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, the perfect colour to ring in 2023.
The weather was still hot when I got my hands on the brand new Dixie Belle Paint Company’s Terra Clay Paint! It has proven to be a creamy, rich, highly-pigmented, clay-based paint, made for the artist and furniture painter alike. Check out the deets HERE.
Because I can be hardware and tool challenged, I got a bit of help attaching feet to this thrifted piece. It’s painted entirely in Dixie Belle Paint Company’s Chalk Mineral Paint in the colors Midnight Sky, Pine Cone and Burlap. Once finished, it was immediately put to use in the shop where it lives to this day.
It’s easy to paint over laminate with Slick Stick bonding primer and Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint
We all juggle multiple projects, right? And that’s what happened when I upcycled this vintage chair in MMS Milk Paint Dried Lavender before adding black wax to highlight those gorgeous details in the PolyOnlay motifs.
Thrifted chair painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Dried Lavender
Paint brushes had a rest while experimenting with tie-dyeing, using Jolie chalk paint. So much fun! Shortly after was the first painting workshop of the year — Paint Your Own Piece! We laughed, we learned, we painted! About this time is when I also began stripping a dining table.
Upholstered armchair painted in Jolie Swedish Grey, Jolie Legacy on the stripes, Jolie Black finishing wax on the feet
Jolie paint in Petite Chateau with PolyOnlay motifs and Jolie Black Finishing Wax
I finished up my bedsides with Jolie Paint in Petit Chateau and PolyOnlay and while I was appreciating the bedroom theme, I opted to paint this dresser, perfect for a teen girl’s room, in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Marzipan.
Change of season had me sharing these moody painted desks in Dixie Belle’s Plum Crazy and Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Luckett’s Green.
Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Plum Crazy
This nightstand was painted in MMS Milk Paint Mora. It was my first time using MMS as a wash and I was not disappointed. Get all the details HERE.
Winter brought us six new, cottage-inspired colours from Dixie Belle and Fusion Mineral Paint’s new Lost At Sea collection. The rich, deep, gorgeous shades got a warm welcome! I painted this chest of drawers using Fusion’s new colour, Chestler and I also painted this table using DB’s Weeping Willow with Buttercream on the Enchanted Garden stencil.
Fusion Mineral Paint in Chestler
Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Weeping Willow with Buttercream on the Enchanted Garden stencil
Barbie-palooza hit the world by storm and pink was EVERYWHERE and I was loving it! I grabbed my pink paints and Barbied up the weekend with Jolie paint in Rose Quartz and Hibiscus on the tray; Peony decoupage paper by Belles & Whistles on this little pot; and Fusion’s Rose Water looks sensational paired with Fusion Metallic Gold dry-brushed on this glass bottle. (Yes you can paint glass with Fusion!)
More workshops, mean more FUN and we were in full swing as our painters showed up with their own pieces, chose their colours and painted up a storm!
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Carolina Dune
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Linen
Layered washes of Fusion Wood Wick and Champlain
But I cannot stay away from colour for long and soon enough Silk all-in-one Mineral Paint in Fiery Sky helped restyle a side table.
Silk all-in-one Mineral Paint in Fiery Sky
Dixie Belle’s Mint Julep updated the dining chairs. At this time I also finished the dining table in Jolie Espresso on the legs, sealing with Jolie Black Finishing Wax. The dining table top was stained with a wash of Jolie Espresso then sealed with four coats of Jolie Low-lustre Varnish.
Dining chairs painted in DB Mint Julep; table top stained with a wash of Jolie Espresso, legs painted in Espresso and sealed with black wax
Painted, texturised pots with raised stencil techniques turned into one of the most fun painting workshops in 2023. And after a curbside find went boho, I got my swing-on painting shoes for my nephew’s Gatsby-themed get-up.
As the year comes to a close a painting gal may need to drop everything and paint her pantry walls. Amiright?! Hello custom color mix by Jolie Chalk Paint.
And BAM it’s December! December just begs for Tricycle, however, before the year ends there is another desk (this time for Mr Uni), and an oak captain’s chair that I coordinated to my dining table legs with Jolie Espresso and black wax. Oh! And an MMS Milk Paint Colonial Blue stool with a tan washed top because, why not?
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Tricycle
Jolie paint in Noir on the lower desk and chair; upper desk stained + sealed with Jolie Finishing Wax in Black
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Colonial Blue sealed with MMS MilkWax white
Raised stencil with a thick mixture of MMS Milk Paint in Boxwood
A big, fat, whopping, end-of-year thank you to all you fabulous painters and workshoppers out there who give me likes, comments, calls, texts, purchases and the occasional face-to-face “Hey, I saw that thing you painted. I really liked it!”
You’re all painting rock stars and I couldn’t do it for even a day without your support. I’m looking forward to a smashing 2024 with all you fabulous peeps. Let’s paint! Let’s Workshop!
All the BEST!
Find out more about:
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint https://www.mmsmilkpaint.com/
Dixie Belle Paint Company https://dixiebellepaint.com/
Fusion Mineral Paint https://fusionmineralpaint.com/
Jolie chalk paint https://joliehome.com/