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Lets get Chippy with Farmhouse White!!

March 28, 2016

 

 Easter Monday and so no work for me yippee! But I can't just sit especially when I knew this little cupboard was calling me.

I picked this up on Ebay and probably paid more than I should..... I got caught up in a bidding war and my last and final bid was the winner.

 It is a genuine vintage cupboard so I knew I could replicate a rustic farmhouse cabinet using Miss Mustard Seeds new colour, Farmhouse White.

 Before I began painting I used our flower spray stencil to create a raised pattern on the cupboard doors, Our stencils are perfect for this  effect as they are 10ml thick and made from professional quality mylar.

 

 

The filler was dry in 30 minutes and I began painting using a pack of Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint which we stock in our stall at the mill market in Daylesford.

 

After the first coat I just knew that this piece would chip in all the right places, however I didn't anticipate that the chipping paint would also remove some of the raised stencil. however after standing back and umming and haaing I decided to leave as is. My thinking is that if this was a genuine aged cabinet any raised decoration may have chipped of over the years.

I finally finished with clear wax and then dark wax just to give the final aged look.

 

 

 

 

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