How A LIttle Paint Makes A Big Difference

For this project I wanted to show you how a little paint can transform a drabby piece (in this case 5 dowels connected to a 2x4) into a shabby chic delightfulness.

This particular piece was left behind in the garage by the previous owner of my home. For awhile my husband was using it to hang some of his tools but one day (2 days ago) I saw it off the wall and laying on a table so I snagged it (with permission from the Mr. of course.)

I thought it would be a cute coat rack of some sort but it needed some cleaning and painting. Since I just got the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Ironstone this piece would be perfect to test out the color.

You can see from the dowels that some of the paint chipped off but thats okay, that's what milk paint does. I wish I could say the same about the 2x4 but the wood was too porous and the paint just soaked in so I just grabbed by trusty sander and lightly distressed the edges of the 2x4.

After distressing, I used the Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil to bring out the luster on the milk paint as well as the exposed wood.

As you can see I love numbers and wanted to put number plaques (purchased at Michaels) on the rack.

This coat rack now has a shabby chic or beachy look to it and I love it. I wish this would fit in my house but there's no room so I'll probably sell it.


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