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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Shabby Prairie Dresser before and after Miss Mustardseeds Dried Lavender Milkpaint


As everyone knows I am very inspired by Rachel Ashwell and her Prairie.  I did get to visit there before and fell in love with the smokier/rustic side of her design.  I am going to decorate my Prairie/Farmhouse we are building in a style very influenced by what I saw and continue to see in her Praire, books, Blog etc. Just love the style!



My husband brought home a vintage dresser quite some time ago and has been in storage I was not sure what to do with it as it had a horrible "faux wood" paint on it...




I put stripper on it and realized they put the faux wood on it becuase in circa 1920 the original finish was a faux of a light oak look.....so many many hours of stripping scraping and sanding brought me down to wood went through the faux paint then a hard surface that was a faux then there was a white primer under it all on top of the wood, layers....

First I painted her homestead house dusty rose.......which looked so peach orange in the bag I should have stopped right there but no  I paid good money for that bag so I was going to see if it dried to a darker dusty rose as the color swatch showed....



Nope dried it was totally in the orange peach family, no rose -.....no dusty anything about it...threw the bag away ran and got out my Miss Mustardseed Milkpaint Dried lavender and saved the day


I put a dark walnut on top simply cause that is what I had leftover in the cupboard from an old project, trying to clean out all the old stuff and get ready for house to sell and move.....

I also want to share I am trying to bide my time on house build etc.....and my impatience to getting it started by finishing off projects that I will use in my "Prairie Farmhouse"  pics of plans are on my banner........so

I started a cross and crowns quilt and also got lucky that a fellow shabby chic lover was willing to let go of one of the discontinued August Chair Covers.....I need a few for the counter stools I will have in the prairie farmhouse so am still looking for the anastasia one...please let me know if you have one and are willing to sell!

Here is the new August chair cover and my first quilt block with the anastasia fabric and grey linen beginning of cross and crowns quilt!



Just a pic of my mantle I did last week am loving the Sherwin Williams "Simply Blue"  mix it in a clark kennsington non glare matte for 26 a gallon and you have awesome coverage with primer in the paint no prep easy to sand and washable paint, very affordable!



Calico Prairie rose chair cover goes great with 911 remembrance pillow

So if anyone......is wanting to part with an anastasia august chair slip cover I can either trade a somerset one or buy it from  you.....oh please!


Have a great week and thanks for reading my venture!

Sherry