30 July, 2012

Painted Vintage Chic


Breathe new life into an old piece of furniture with a coat of paint.

Got an old unloved or unattractive piece of furniture lying around the house or have you picked up a bargain at a flea market or a garage sale in desperate need of a coat of paint and a fresh, new look?

Then pick up a can of Porter's Milk Paint which is a traditionally made paint first used by the Shakers. Milk Paint has a rustic, chalky appearance that delivers beachside style, instantly softening and ageing the look of new furniture and complimenting old. It is made from milk by-products and produces subtle, mellow colours. Choose a colour with references to the sea - ocean blues, turquoise, aqua, chalky white or seafoam. 

For added authenticity add a coat Porter's Crackle Medium to create an instant antique or aged feel. Inspired by the time worn charm of provincial antique furniture and artifacts, Crackle Medium marks any painted surface with the gentle hand of age.

Melissah xox

Inspired by Wabi Sabi Style, additional images via  Coastal Style Pinterest

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Something Gorgeous said...

What beautiful colours, Melissah. Thanks for sharing. xToni

Sherry said...

They are all so pretty. Just got back from a few days at the beach and it always makes me want to transform my home into a shrine for the sea. Love the inspiration you have here!

Ruby and Belle said...

I Love all of those blues, especially loving that pear painting

beachcomber said...

lovely colours & vintage pieces!

Valerie said...

Love the color collections and the vintage pieces are beautiful!

Mama of 2 boys said...

Lovely tip Melissah, it does look very beachy and rustic, very nice xo

coastalvintagechic said...

Another tip for a soft whitewash is diluting 50% to 50% water and your favourite white, or pastal blue / green paint... Easy and effective for giving wood pieces a beachy lifty :)

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