Organizing and a painted table….


November 25, 2013 by Terry

This past weekend came and went soooo fast!  On Friday my husband called me and told me he had a couple of surprises for me.  This makes me nervous because I’m more of a planner and those things NOT planned kinda throw me off a little.  I like to be spontaneous…but only when I decide!  So, the first surprise was that he had hired two local Hutterite girls to come and clean house for me to help me catch up on a few things around here.  While our house is usually very tidy, it isn’t always “clean” the way I like.  Having a job and five children can sometimes sneak up on you!  If you ever want quality work done…hire these Hutterite girls!!! WoW!  Amazing!  I felt like I walked into a new house when we came home on Saturday!   

Take a peek at what keeps me busy…


The second surprise was that my husband rented me a sea container to hold all my future projects that were just taking up space in our garage…We couldn’t park in there anymore …I have found so many great deals on antiques that need some loving that I was willing to give up the garage for the winter!  I kinda had a tiny panicky feeling when he told me I’d have to put it in a container and only bring home one project at a time, I mean, how does a girl know what  to keep and what to store?  I usually stick my head in the garage and get inspired by whatever jumps out at me first….kinda like looking in the fridge for a snack…you know what you want after browsing in it!  LOL!…. Anyways…it is waaay better having it in storage…panic is gone…and I don’t feel so overwhelmed anymore by all my stuff!  No, I am NOT a hoarder :0) !

So onto the good part of this post…  I bought this table at my favourite little thrift store for $25.00… Brought it home and decided it would look lovely in some linen paint from Miss Mustard Seed’s paint line.  I wanted to finish it with the dark wax from the same line but I was almost out and didn’t have enough to do the whole thing.  I ended up using the antiquing wax from the american paint co. line.  It is nice but it has more of a rusty colour to it rather than the dirty brown of the Miss Mustard Seed dark wax.  I prefer the dirty brown, but it still turned out lovely.

FINALLY!!! a picture!….


The Milk paint did it’s stuff and crackled and chipped away…the base chipped a little more than I liked so I did end up doing another coat with the bonding agent..but it still gave a nicely layered effect of years of paint on it…. I won’t bore you anymore with talk….


Happy Monday all!  Hope you have had a great beginning to your week!




Linking up to Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday


2 thoughts on “Organizing and a painted table….

  1. Terry,
    I love that table! Great lines. I’ve not tried the MMSMP yet but I’ve used a lot of Annie Sloan. Do you like working with the milk paint? It seems like there are more steps to take with milk paint. But it must have some great advantages since more bloggers seem to be using it.
    This is my first time to your blog so I’ve not read if you have used others paints before. Have you and how would you compare what you’ve used in the past with milk paint?


    • Thank you for your interest! I haven’t used milk paint a whole lot but it is quite easy to use. I’ve tried chalk paint and latex but I do have to say that it is much easier to achieve the aged look when you use milk paint. It just looks more authentic than trying to distress something on purpose. The milk paint chips and cracks so randomly and that is what makes it look authentic. I hate it when someone distresses something and it looks waaaay too planned! But that’s just me… Thank you for following! Hope you have a great weekend!


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