Thursday, October 3, 2013

Rockin' Some Chippy Goodness

Hey y'all!  This is going to be one of those posts y'all like best, few words and LOTS of photos!!  I really should wait until I have more time to go into detail, but I'm just too excited to wait to show y'all this cool piece I finished a few days ago.  I'm lovin' all this layered chippy goodness I'm getting using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.  Okay, I'll just shut up now and go ahead show you.  Here it is:


I know you can't tell much from that photo, but just wait I have LOTS more!  The client brought me this:


She showed me an inspiration photo of a very colorful rustic distressed piece and I couldn't get started fast enough!  I first painted a base coat of MMSMP in Ironstone.  I did not add the bonding agent.  One side chipped way more the other, so I painted over it a few times with the Ironstone:


After the Ironstone dried I just started adding layers of color.  I will say that I did usually rub a little hemp oil on there before painting to increase the chippiness.  I wanted LOTS of chipping and boy did I get it! 



I was a little worried that with all that chippiness that the paint would keep flaking off, but I just kept painting over it, adding layers, so now it is all kind of bonded together.  I also added three coats of wax when I was finished.  (BTW, I have a confession, I did not use MMS wax. I know, I know I am shameless!  but I have to be honest, I have used Old Masters for a while now and I just love it!  I just can't bring myself to use another kind). 


In the center of the squares I just kept layering the colors, each time wiping with the hemp oil before painting. 






I love the way the hardware came out.



Alrighty, I really am shutting up now 'cause I gotta get back to work (yes, I know, I did say there would be FEW words and LOTS of pictures, but just ask those that know me well and they will tell you I'll talk your ear off, can't help it!)  Here are some more photos for y'all to drool over!

















Peace-n-Luv!
Debbie

Partying with:
Miss Mustard Seed
Coastal Charm
Art is Beauty
Redoux

10 comments:

  1. Hello Debbie,
    Super duper NEAT!!! It really turned out GREAT!!! I know your customer will be very happy with it. Looking forward to our trip next week...call me so we can firm up our plans. I see that the weather is going to AWESOME...YEAH!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda! I'm excited too! Probably won't get a chance to call til the weekend.

      Peace,
      Debbie

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  2. Beautiful Debbie!! Love the color.

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  3. you blow me away! I can't believe that is the same piece...
    Its so cooooool
    Love it girl
    Hugs
    Karin

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    1. Thanks my sweet friend! It was soooooo much fun!

      Peace,
      Debbie

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  4. Wonderful job!!! Did you take one of the classes? This is a technique we teach and I'm impressed!!! You truly did an amazing job!!!!
    One thing to remember... In most cases, the paint will continue to chip so it's recommended that people seal the paint with a high quality water based poly. Wax is beautiful and has a unique look to it, so wax over the poly if you want to retain that waxed look! Cheers to you!! Amazing job!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words! No class, not even sure anyone around here teaches one. I'm pretty much self-taught on everything I do. While I knew from past experience the paint would keep chipping I did not want to use a poly because I wanted to maintain a matt finish. Normally I would use a product that I believe is from Modern Masters, but I'm out and I can't remember if that is the correct company or not, but it is called Dead Flat Varnish. I never had time to go get more so I just kept painting over it and then used three coats of wax and it did the job. I even tried to chip it off and couldn't get it to chip off. Of course, I had done some glazing also so that probably helped bond it together too. The Old Masters Crystal Clear wax dries to a really had shell like coating so it should be fine. Once again, thank you for the kind words!

      Peace,
      Debbie

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