Furniture Debut: Robin’s Nest

Good morning!

Today’s reveal is one of those pieces that you don’t normally see from me.

Typically, you see pretty neutral color schemes.

There are exceptions though such as Dandelion, Sahalie, Rainier or Phoenix.

And today…

Robin’s Nest

Robin's Nest - Vintage Secretary Desk Painted With Miss Mustard See Milk Paint In Kitchen Scale

I know…before I get a slew of emails, I realize many consider blue a neutral. 

I don’t necessarily disagree, so let me clarify by saying “earth tones.”

Better?

Robin's Nest - A Vintage Secretary Desk Painted With Miss Mustard See Milk Paint In Kitchen Scale and Copper Accents (5)

I used Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint in Kitchen Scale.

For those of you not familiar with milk paint, it can naturally chip away as it dries.  It is a random chippiness and you just have to go with the flow.

To avoid the chippy look, you can apply bonding agent first, but I wanted to be surprised and see what this piece would do.

Since it had a finish on it already, the milk paint did a lot of chipping. 

Robin's Nest - A Vintage Secretary Desk Painted With Miss Mustard See Milk Paint In Kitchen Scale and Copper Accents (4)

To compliment the wood underneath, I painted the hardware a gorgeous copper.

I guess the copper is the Faberge egg to Robin’s Nest. 

{Was that a stretch, or what!?}

Robin's Nest - A Vintage Secretary Desk Painted With Miss Mustard See Milk Paint In Kitchen Scale and Copper Accents

Robin's Nest - A Vintage Secretary Desk Painted With Miss Mustard See Milk Paint In Kitchen Scale and Copper Accents (3)

The slider supports chipped a great deal.  I used two coats of wax on these to seal the paint after it was done peeling.

Robin's Nest - A Vintage Secretary Desk Painted With Miss Mustard See Milk Paint In Kitchen Scale and Copper Accents (2)

Remember the other day when I told you I had a few pieces to reveal that would not have my typical staging photography

This is one of them.  I have one more to show you in the near future and then hopefully things will be back to normal.

Robin's Nest - A Vintage Secretary Desk Painted With Miss Mustard See Milk Paint In Kitchen Scale

This piece has already sold but there will be more to come.  

All part of my “spring line.”

Ha ha…doesn’t that make me sound sooooo design-er-ish?!!

Be inspired,

 

Linking to:

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From My Front Porch To Yours
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36th avenue

FRIDAY

Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Miss Mustard Seed

SATURDAY

Funky Junk Interiors

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Comments

  1. Darling desk!

  2. gorgeous color and shape!!!

  3. This is a great piece, I like all the details. The color was a great choice.

    Cynthia

  4. Shari, you are sooooo design-er-ish!! :) Such an intriquing finish–I didn’t know MMS milk
    paint chipped all by itself and your piece turned out beautifully!
    Sindy :)

  5. Ohhhhh yes, the Turnstyle Vogue Designer Line – coming this Spring.

    Bliss

  6. Very pretty!!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous. I want one too. Yes, I love that this is part of your “Spring Line”. You are all “designerish”!

  8. I think a robin’s egg blue is always wonderful. Not an earth tone, but very natural all the same. If it helps welcome springtime–all the better!

  9. Darling desk! I have not tried the MMS milk paint yet but after seeing how great your project turned out, now I want to. Thanks for sharing the painting tips (and to be aware that chipping will take place) with us. I saw your post over at Savvy Southern style party.

  10. Lovely! I just bought some MMSMP and I can’t wait to try it!! I love the element of surprise that comes along with it. I hope I get lots of chips… Enjoy that precious desk!

  11. Great piece and color! Love!

  12. What a great color! I need to try mine out. I have had it for months and just have not found the right piece for it yet. Thanx for sharing at THT.

  13. I love the color! found you from funkyjunk, c’mon over when you can! :) Laura

  14. Love the color, love the piece!