Aviary Table and Brass Bed

Apr 19, 2018 | Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint, Tough Coat | 0 comments

The Spring Barn Market at Pheasant Run Antiques and Homestead Studios is nine days away.  I’m wrapping up furniture projects, pricing my small items, stocking up on bags and wrapping supplies and reserving a moving truck for the day.

As these final preparations are being organized, I have two more furniture projects to share with you.  One was a quick and easy makeover.  The second is a fun piece that was given to me and I’d like to pass the gift on to you!

Let’s start with this enamel top table.

I purchased this piece already painted in a lovely light gray color.  It had a wooden knob and the paint job was pretty nice.  I wanted to darken it a bit, so I painted over it with the newest color in the Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint collection, Aviary.

Aviary is a gorgeous smokey blue gray that takes on different looks, depending on what’s around it.  It will lean more gray when it’s around a lot of blues, and it will lean blue when it’s around a lot of grays.  It’s a gorgeous color to work with because it’s subtle but intense.

I applied two coats of Aviary on my table and sealed it with Tough Coat for durability.

I swapped out the original wooden knob with my favorite Embossed Glass Drum Knob from Rustic Brands. (Update: This company no longer carries hardware. You can find similar knobs at Hobby Lobby!)

I used the same knob on my recent Mustard Seed Yellow Empire Dresser too.

I had a tough time staging this little table.  It seemed like everything I picked out of my stash just didn’t feel right.  First I tried this combination:

And then I thought the cow wall art was detracting from the table, so I took it away. 

Then I backed up and took a wider shot that was less close up.

Then I thought having all of the items on one side was too off balance, so I added a clock and moved the flowers.

Then I tried a whole new combination all together.  I swapped the cow for a cotton wreath and added some more brown in the mix to match the branches of the wreath.

And then I opted for a clean look and got rid of the smalls altogether.

I’ll let you choose which look you like best!  I couldn’t settle on one, so I tried a bunch!  The enamel top is in great shape.  I gave it a cleaning with some Barkeeper’s Friend.

There are some discolored and rusty spots, but overall, it’s vintage and lovely.

This little guy is coming with me to the Spring Barn Market.  It will be available for $80 and it measures 27″ wide, 22″ deep and 29.5″ tall.  If you’d like to see Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in action, I’ll be doing a FREE demonstration in the afternoon around 1:00.  I’ll also be bringing my stock of MMSMP, including Aviary, so you can buy product while you’re there as well.



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