This is off to store a little boy’s treasures and I couldn’t be happier that is will be a part of a childhood. It is such a cute piece!
One of my favorite combinations is MMSMP typewriter, our black, with kitchen scale, our teal. I’ve used this combination several times over the years. Bookshelves, wine cabinets and dressers come to mind as some of my favorite pieces.
The typewriter on this piece is hidden, it’s in the drawers which we can’t see in this picture – boo! We added these plain back knobs to coordinate.
If you’ve read this blog or ever talked with me about painting, you know I love Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Antiquing Wax…
It is a rich brown – black and perfect for adding depth to many of the MMSMP colors. We almost always use antiquing wax on Outback Petticoat, Tricycle and Typewriter.
We like to mix some clear furniture with antiquing wax to soften it a little for lighter colors like Farmhouse White, Schloss and Layla’s Mint.
And, if you add the antiquing wax to our white wax, a lovely gray is created and will soften the whites without a hint of brown, give Trophy a weathered look and take any of the green tint out of Mora.
Have you tried our MMSMP colors of the month for November??
Schloss, our lovely, taupe/gray, is a great neutral if you want some warmth in your gray. Can you beat a gray with brown undertones? Not in my book!
And, speaking of brown, here’s curio! Miss Mustard Seed created Curio to mimic the look of old an old curio cabinet. It is the most versatile of all our MMSMP colors in my mind because it is really a walnut color. You can add extra water to make a stain or a wash or mix it at full strength for a rich, dark brown.
This piece has been one of my favorites since we first brought it in. I’m rediscovering my love for mmsmp flow blue and it is certainly one of the reasons why we have started to paint more pieces in the color.
Choosing which color to paint a piece can sometimes be a challenge. We don’t want to paint everything in black, white or gray but those are the colors that sell the most so painting a larger piece in a bold color is a bit of a risk.
This piece was an enigma of sorts because of the eagles on the hardware right next to the bell detail on the edges. It was both masculine and feminine. I settled on flow blue with a little distressing and furniture wax to finish. Doesn’t it look great?
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