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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Saved from the dumpster!

A couple years ago, my husband found a hutch by the dumpster at his job site. We brought it home, cleaned it up and let it collect junk. Fast-forward through a few moves.... I decided to push my skillz to a new level. I ordered some milk paint through Homestead House, which is the supplier for MMSMP. You REALLY need to check out all the colors they have! I bought Upper Canada, similar to Lucketts Green . I didn't take a true before, but here's a few mid-progress pictures.
I lightly sanded the top and sides before applying the first coat. I did not sand in between, but did use MMS Crackle Medium on the areas I wanted chipping. Let the crackle medium tack up, then paint right over.Then I went down stairs, read a few of my fav blogs. When I returned, I found most of the paint of the doors GONE! EEK. So, I added some MMS bonding agent to the remainder paint and applied another coat. A lesson learnt: Sand all finished surfaces, to assure adherence to the wood. Once everything was dry and chipped, I pulled out my vacuum and bristle attachment to suck up the paint chips. I heard a blog one time to vacuum the piece, and it will help remove and clean up the mess at the same time. Worked like a charm for me. This is the finished product.
To finish and seal the paint, I used MMS wax, which to me is bore like whipped butter. I love the product! It's so easy to apply, with a satin finish.

Did you notice the decor above?
I picked up plain drawer front from our local Re-Store, painted them. I found the cover plates at another shop, and Gorilla glued them on! Voila. Super easy decor. Very Vintage.

Shout out to My Simple Home Life for featuring me!


Party Time!

48 comments:

  1. Love that colour of green - it looks great....and the backplates on the cabinet fronts is brilliant!

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    1. Thank you Kelly. I love old backplanes, I'm determined to find more ways to use them.

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  2. That turned out great! I have just used the MMS paint for the first time and I loved it! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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    1. I think we've discovered the secret. Thank you Melissa.

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  3. Wow! I love it, I haven't tried milk paint yet but your hutch makes me want to try it! Nice job!
    Susan
    www.homeroad.net

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  4. You have to try it Susan. I actually like the look mor Ethan chalk paint.

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  5. wow! what a gorgeous piece! I think you did a fabulous job! - Susan

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  6. Gorgeous! I can't believe you found that near a dumpster. You really made a fabulous piece from it. WOW.

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    1. I should note, that is the only good find I have found by a dumpster :)

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  7. Beautiful! Love the color too. It's amazing what people leave behind at the dumps.

    Popping in from the Boogieboard Cottage Masterpiece Monday!

    Blessings ...
    Lani

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  8. OMG - I have to get some of this paint -HAVE to - this turned out just gorgeous!!!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. I know, and kinda fitting for St.Patrick's day!

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  9. The hutch looks great the color was a good pick.
    Nice find.

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  10. This is gorgeous! Love your makeover and love that chippy goodness in the MMS Milk Paint. What a fun color! Thanks for sharing this at Silver Pennies Sundays.

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  11. Keep watching!I have 4 more colors to try out, from homestead. Thank you.

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  12. Wow!! That's gorgeous!! You did a great job! I love finding treasures that don't cost a dime. :)

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  13. Love the hutch...it turned out great! Don't you love when a freebie comes together like that. Renee @http://nostalgic-summer.blogspot.com/
    Check out my "Cinderella Story"

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  14. Thank Kristin and Renee. Free is always best!

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  15. Wow! You did a great job! Hello fellow Canadian! I live in Vancouver ;) I'm your newest follower.
    Jamie www.somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Yay fellow canadian..eh. Thank you, I am also a new follower to you.

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  16. This is beautiful! I love the character :)

    just stopping in from Southern Lovely Party today-

    mandy@ The Hankful House

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  17. Perfect amount of chippiness on this piece... it looks terrific! Love milk paint!

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  18. Wow, turned out beautiful! Love the color and patina. Would love for you to link up at my party this week. http://www.bloominghomestead.com/2013/03/crafty-tuesday-3513.html
    -Marie

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  19. great projects! Love the color.
    I used mms milk paint on a table last week, and none of it flaked off or distressed. Well, I mean a little on the edges, but not like I thought it would. It was typewriter.

    gail

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    1. I find it unpredictable too. Still experimenting with different finishes. Thank you.

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  20. looks great! nice curb find - like WHOA! :)

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  21. I love that color green , and that hutch piece if fantastic !

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  22. visiting from show and tell saturday. This is great. What a lot of work

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  23. That is great! I love the distressed look and have been doing a lot of reading on how to go about salvaging old furniture. Thanks for sharing!

    http://homemakeraudition.blogspot.com

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  24. WOW! What neat find! You did a fantastic job! I'm your newest Follower :)

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  25. So cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  26. you are a girl after my own heart! I love it!!! I am your newest fan! I will be hanging on your every word...as a new follower!

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    1. Thanks Jaqueline, I put a shout out to you!

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  28. what a gorgeous piece, this turned out just amazing, you did a fabulous job! Princess Carriage Beds

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  29. This piece is beautiful! I love using milk paint, although sometimes it does throw you for a little loop :) It turned out amazing though. Have a great week :)

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  30. Hi, new to your blog but I can see I will be your new follower! Can't wait to read through some old posts! Question about Homestead Paint...do you find it to be the same as Miss Mustard Seed in everything but color? I have tried a few samples of MMSMP and have been curious if the Homestead products were the same with different packaging? Thanks,
    Tina

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