A lot of the time, it’s not what I find.
It’s what finds me.
Early one morning about two weeks ago I was flipping through my Facebook news feed when this little table popped up, only I didn’t know it. The picture the seller had posted was so dark I couldn’t really make out exactly what the picture was supposed to be. The add was simply titled, ‘Small Desk’.
It actually turned out to be a handmade writing table, in surprisingly good shape when I picked it up from the seller in a parking lot out in Candler.
I’ve been using predominantly chalk paints lately so I dug around in my paint cabinet hoping a color would jump out and grab me when I came across three little sample bags of Miss Mustard Seed milk paint that I had chipmunked from God knows when. There was not enough of any one of the colors to paint anything of any size so I got creative.
This color is a VERY unscientific mix of Artissimo, Luckets Green and Ironstone. The result is a beautiful, sort of 1950’s vintage blue.
The big thing with milk
paint is that it creates a chippy finish. But it is completely unpredictable. In other words, you get what you get. In the case of this sweet little writing table the drawer front chipped like crazy!
The top and legs?
Not so much.
Thank God For sandpaper:)
This fancy ceramic knob came from Hobby Lobby for $3. We have one in South Asheville now! Nobody was more excited than I was! The knob is generous in size, nice and substantial, kinda like a bit of jewelry for the humble table!
I have inadvertently started a silver compote collection. I found this one at a church rummage sale for a buck!
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