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I was commissioned to give this cork board a make over… a year and 3 months ago. Yes, December of 2011. Why is it that the simplest projects are the easiest to procrastinate?
If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen this coming.
The dining room was the first project Aaron and I did in Green Meadow Manor. But we hadn’t really figured out our style yet. As we started to work on the rest of our home, it quickly became obvious that the dining room wasn’t our style anymore.
How unfortunate that the odd man out happened to be right in the center of the house. Like me in Tiffany & Co.
If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I loath the damask stencil like my yearly gynecologist appointment (tmi?). Yes. That’s how much I hate it.
It distracts from the living room. It’s bold. And not in a good way. At one point we loved it. But that time has gone.
Today’s Strut Your Stuff comes from a reader in Salt Lake City, Utah. She happens to be my name twin. And I happen to think she has great taste. She is also extremely witty and creative. Mackenzie is a broadcast designer at a local news station. Which is super bomb. She is even SO rad, she made this fresh frame. Take it away Kenzie!
Yesterday I was being all whiny about Milk Paint. It’s a hard life.
I am no stranger at painting furniture. I’ve even
BS-ed mastered the art of no-sand painting. But I needed to test this much-talked-about heavy-hailed Milk Paint. Let’s take this Milk Paint for a drive. This post is my unsponsored, uncensored, untarnished review of said product.
First of all, what is milk paint? According to Miss Mustard Seed:
Milk Paint is an ancient all-natural paint containing basic ingredients including milk protein (casein), limestone, clay and natural pigments. It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no VOCs.
Milk Paint can either provide a solid coat of paint, or an authentic chippy look. If you want a solid coat, you will need to use the bonding agent. For the chippy look, you are good to go. No priming or sanding is needed.
Milk Paint comes in a powder form. I joked that my bag of snow came in the mail. No one thought that was funny. Apparently mail-order drugs are no laughing matter.
The past two days have been a hurricane of love! Young House Love, more like. In case you missed it, my painted headboard was featured over on the Celestial Kingdom of blogs. To all my new visitors & readers: Word up. I like you, and I want to be friends. So drop a line, keep it real, and tell me the latest gossip.
If there’s anything you know about me so far, it’s that I have a deep and passionate (and highly inappropriate) love for Restoration Hardware. Remember my map and my chair? Is it a disease? Some kind of “itis?” Probably. There’s no cure for people like me. But there are support groups!
Last time we were at Restoration Hardware, I took a paint sample and put it in my wallet. I took it to Sherwin-Williams, and together we came up with a dead on match. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, so I decided to get a few other samples:
- analytical gray
- cotswald (Benjamin Moore knock off)
I am a FIRM BELIEVER in paint samples. It might cost a little more up front, but SO WORTH IT. Would you buy a car without test driving it? If you answered yes… you’re rich and bored. I’m neither of those.
Tutorial: How To Paint Faux Moulding
On Monday I showed you my fabulous painted headboard. It was part of my master bedroom makeover. Ever since Indy ate the wall, the master bedroom has been crying out for some fixin up. Awhile ago I fell in love with faux moulidng, and nothing else would satisfy my craving.
Karl always said our room was Argentina-Flag-Themed. No offense to any Argentinians who read my blog, but I wasn’t thrilled about my master bedroom resembling a flag.