Chippy Chic

By Shawna J. Shaw, Owner at 'Shawna Jeannine Painted Furniture' in Warrenton, VA

Winning Category

Layers of milk paint were applied to this antique potato bin to simulate years of chippy goodness.  A first layer of Miss Mustard Seed's 'Grainsack' was applied, followed by a layer of 'Lucketts Green', followed by another layer of 'Grainsack'.  No bonding agent was used in order to embrace "natural chips and peels over the years."  A light sanding revealed hues from underlying colors.  Light and dark wax were used to enhance the "aged" patina and General Finishes 'Nutmeg' gel stain rounded out the natural, loved-over-time look on the top.

Products Used

  • Miss Mustard Seed milk paint (Grainsack)
  • Miss Mustard Seed milk paint (Lucketts Green)
  • Amy Howard at Home light and dark wax
  • General Finishes Gel Stain (Nutmeg)

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