The Interior Frugalista: March 2013

March 29, 2013

From Our House To Yours...


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March 26, 2013

Milk Paint Pain Management

Yes, you read the title right!

You know refinishing furniture is your passion when you use milk paint for pain management...and it worked! I've had the chills, fever, aches, yadda yadda since the weekend. I got sick of moping around the house feeling sorry for myself and figured perhaps getting lost in some milk paint might help forget my misery.
Box Store Table painted with milk paint

I bought this inexpensive table at a box store because it fit our budget at the time and I liked that it had a drawer to house the TV remote and a nice little shelf on the bottom.  I loved the function of the table but thought it looked kind of cheap.


Box store table before

Because this table was finished in a dark stain, I gave the entire table a coat of shellac to avoid any stain bleed.  I used Miss Mustard Seed's™ Milk Paint and added some Bonding Agent to the paint to ensure good adhesion.  I painted it with Lucketts Green and Ironstone White.  Once dry I gave it a little distressing with fine sandpaper to reveal some of the dark red stain underneath.  Then I gave it a coat of Miss Mustard Seed's ™ Furniture Wax and Antiquing Wax.

I added a pretty glass knob and voila - she has some personality and ain't looking so cheap anymore!
Box store table after being painted with milk paint

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March 24, 2013

Some things I love around the house...

This Hemnes Shoe Cabinet has been one of my favorite IKEA finds!  It's narrow depth and attractive appearance looks great in our front entrance but the bonus is that it stores a minimum of 8 pairs of shoes.  No more tripping over unsightly shoes when walking through the front door!

Plastic drawer makes it easy to keep clean
Another great find was this Martha Stewart Paintable Wallpaper in a Grasscloth profile that we used in our main bathroom.  We have changed and moved the light fixture too many times to count and no matter how hard we tried, we could not patch the drywall so the previous holes were hidden.  This definitely did the trick and added a nice texture to the wall.  The bonus - it cost under $20.00 to do the entire wall!

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