Apron Strings – get it while you can!!

Hiya lovelies! it’s me, Melanie from Mango Reclaimed again!

I’m here today with a good news / bad news story . . .

I think it’s always best to start with bad news, am I right? This way there is good news to follow and maybe help turn that frown back upside down, ya know? So here it is, the bad news:

Apron Strings a beautiful, bright, cheerful, raspberry/coral, one of my favourite Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint colours is being discontinued . . .

Gasp! That’s right – discontinued, retired, laid out to . . . you get the idea.

I mean, take a look at this colour! I absolutely LOVE how it looks in this dining room! A soft and creamy overall palette gets a hit of beautiful and vibrant Apron Strings from these gorgeous painted chairs.


The designer on this project, {The Inspiration Nest}, knew this was the perfect colour for us to restyle her clients existing dining chairs. She also found some gorgeous curtains in the same colour to really pull the room together!

The seats of these chairs were in great shape, so we left them ‘as is’. I think the natural rattan looks great with the coral. See, even I don’t always paint everything, lol!


I did however paint and distress the table . . .


In it’s original finish the table was much too honey golden for the overall colour scheme of the room. Enter ‘Linen’, a creamy white with nice warm undertones. We painted out the table top using Linen as a solid . . .


Then we mixed up some more milk paint as a stain and gave a white washed look to the table skirt and legs.TIN_Kelly-27

Everything has been finished with hemp oil here with the exception of the table skirt and legs. To get a really washed and aged look we used both antique wax (in the grooves) and white wax (to create highlights). The overall effect is really pretty over the Linen stain!

And seriously, I swoon over those Apron Strings chairs . . .


Oh my goodness, I got so carried away showing you how beautiful this dining set was that I almost forgot to tell you the good news!

The good news is that Aprons Strings is still available for a limited time at most Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint retailers . . . but get it while you can because once it’s gone, it’s gone.

If you’re in southern Ontario, be sure to swing by the Mango Reclaimed studio – we still have a few coveted bags of Apron Strings on our shelves 🙂

One thought on “Apron Strings – get it while you can!!

  1. Cheapdiva

    WHAT???!!! No, one of my favorites. Good thing I still have quite a bit of it in my stash!


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