I’ve been chipping away on a few commissioned painting projects the past few days, and one of my clients requested that two of her pieces be painted in the color that’s on this sweet washstand by Marian of Miss Mustard Seed.
It’s a bespoke mixture of equal parts Eulalie’s Sky, Layla’s Mint, and Shutter Gray.
It’s a color that’s a bit indescribable.
It’s not quite Robin’s Egg Blue and it’s got more blue in it than a true mint green. It’s just pretty!
I had a decent amount left over after I was finished with my two commissioned projects, so I decided to use it on a second chicken crate coffee table.
The first one I made was stained in a watered-down 50/50 mix of Typewriter and Curio in addition to having slightly longer legs.
Using the same method, I made a second table but instead of staining it, I painted it using this lovely bespoke mixture.
This table actually matches the colors I have in our apartment’s living room. It can lend itself to the coastal look, surrounded by jute and driftwood or it can lean farmhouse with ironstone and galvanized metal.
I staged it with a serving tray and a few coffee cups, poised and ready for a good conversation between friends.
If you’re thinking about repurposing your own chicken crate, be advised that the spindles are tough to work around and they take take a long time to paint. I pass the time by binge-watching Gilmore Girls or Cheers in the background as I work.
I just love how some are crooked and wavy.
The corners have bolts going through them, and this one has worn away over the years
This is a big reason why I reinforce my tables with a sturdy piece of plywood underneath.
I distressed pretty vigorously with 100 grit sandpaper to give the coop a worn look. It’s too rustic to be perfectly painted and shouldn’t look brand new. I sealed it all over with Hemp Oil, which was quickly soaked up by the dry and thirsty wood.
I’m extremely pleased with the color combination I went with, and I’m even more pleased with how easy this second crate was to finish. Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint was the perfect product to use on this project. There’s no way I could have achieved this look with any other type of paint (and I’m not just saying that because I’m a retailer). It was a perfect match all the way around.
This piece is available for purchase, however, I’m unsure as to where it will wind up. If you’re interested, just send me an email and I can provide details! Shop for all of the MMS Milk Paint products I used in this makeover downstairs in my booth at Morgantown Market.