Friday, August 9, 2013

Stool 17

One week from today I will be setting up for The Barn Vintage Market!  I have been working like crazy to get pieces ready.  As my garage empties out…my dining room is filling up!

I love to take little “accent” pieces with me to these sales—small items that can sit in a corner, but don’t cost too much or take up too much real estate in a home. 

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This little stool was picked up at an estate sale.  It was  perfect candidate for trying out a MMS Milk Paint sample I ordered earlier this summer.  I used two coats (and that used pretty much every drop), and followed it up with dark wax. 

The jury is out on milk paint for me—I like the finish just fine, but I’m not crazy about the cost or the runny-ness.  I do love the MMS wax!  I have a few other samples to use on other projects.

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I actually put something down before painting on the kitchen table!  That’s a big deal for me!

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Naturally I had to “embellish” the top a little.  This led to a long discussion over what number would be the “prettiest” to use.  My daughter thinks I’m nuts, but what else is new??

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What about you…do you think some numbers are prettier than others?

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12 comments:

Susan Homeroad said...

Pretty Korrie...Red is my favorite and I Love the font on the number 17 :)
Susan

Tami Michel said...

Love your little stool and the #17 is the perfect added touch. For some reason I love the #3, silly now that you have me thinking about it! Good luck at the sale.
Tami @ Curb Alert!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

looks awesome and just so happens 17 is a favorite number of mine! if you add my birthday and sawyer's birthday (8/9) together you get 17. emmy was born on the 17th (of january) and she was born at 11:17.

wisp said...

You make me laugh. :) 17 is a pretty number. I also like the number 4. It's just so sophisticated! =)

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love thi stool Korrie!
I have this MMS red color. Haven't tried it yet. I agree this paint is pricey. Robyn Story Designs has 10% off all MMS Paint, wax, extra, plus Free shipping .
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandi

Full Circle Creations said...

Cute stool. I love that you added the numbers...in fact I was thinking of doing that to a stool I started working on last night. I like the number 7 myself. I'm not a huge fan of milk paint but then I haven't used it much. I do want to try MMS waxes though. I've heard great things about them.

Gypsy Heart said...

My favorite color! Yes, I agree re: some numbers being prettier than others. Great job on this! I like the numbers/font you used.

xo
Pat

Hetty said...

Love the stool! I agree, milk paint is runny, but the color/finish is very nice.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the red on the stool! And I totally agree - some numbers are letters are just prettier than others!

ImSoVintage said...

I kind of like the number 2 for some reason. Maybe because I am the number 2 sister. I love little stool, too and yours is wonderful. xo Laura

Shelly Andrade said...

Korrie, I would so ponder the same thing if I were applying a number ~ lol! I love the way you applied the milk paint ~ very pretty color!!

Gail Wilson said...

nice red stool! I love numbers.. but I'm partial to even numbers... except the #3. my birthday is march 3

I have MMS tricycle and typewriter. I like them both. I used the tricycle on all my red display pieces I made for my shows.
so, the stool didn't chip? none of my stuff really did much chipping.

gail