Card catalogs. They are one of my favorite furniture pieces. I love all the little cubbies to fill. I found one at a local university surplus store a year ago and it has been waiting to be transformed into a show piece. I knew I wanted a two tone painted card catalog. I just needed to decide what color. We have been making some small updates to the basement. I only have one window in the entire space, so I knew the walls needed to be white. It has really brightened up the space so it is not so “dungeon-like”.
So, this was the perfect time to dress up my found card catalog.
Hello is right. I am so happy with how it turned out. Here is the before picture of it.
So, the even more exciting part of all this is that I used Old Fashioned Milk Paint on this piece. And, it was so easy to do. I have to say that I was a bit nervous about mixing the powder, but really there was nothing to worry about. It was so simple!
I shared this little sneak peek of happy mail over on Instagram the other day. I would love for you to follow along there if you have an account. It is a little part of Dandelion Patina where I share sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes pics.
You simply measure out a few tablespoons of powder and water to a nice consistency of thinned out cake batter. You don’t want it runny, but thick enough to resemble paint. You also need to add your bonding agent if you want the paint to adhere and not have the “chippy” look.
One coat did give me enough coverage. This was about two tablespoons! Yup, I did say two tablespoons.
I was completely amazed! I have enough powder for about 4 of these babies! I then sealed the piece with Daddy Van’s Beeswax and Lavender Furniture Polish. This stuff is amazing! It is easy to apply and a little goes a long way! Plus, an added perk is that it smells like lavender…like the real deal. The room was filled with the fragrance of lavender fields! So yummy, if you like the fragrance of lavender.
I then picked out a few black and white patterns from scrapbook paper to create some fun on the drawer fronts.
Below is a great pin-worthy photo. Go ahead and pin this to your favorite Pinterst board.
Once again this month, I am co-hosting the Fabulous Furniture Flippin’ Contest with these lovely ladies.
You can check out their projects with Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company products here:
And you also can keep checking back to see the contestants of this month’s Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest linked up below. The theme is Shabby Chic Storage and the sponsor is Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. If you are interested in becoming a participant in future monthly contests please contact Evey @ Evey’s Creations or Stacy @ Anastasia Vintage.
Details of this month’s contest:
-One (quart) of Extra-Bond
-One (pint) of Antique Crackle
-One (5 oz.) Tin of Daddy Van’s Clear Wax
Feel like you want to try your hand at painting with Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company milk paint? Check out all their paint colors and products.
*Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company did compensate me for this post. All opinion on the ease of using milk paint, my love of cubbies, and creating a fun painted furniture piece are all my own.
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