Kriste’s Milk Paint Journal | Tiny Hand Painted Chair

Every once in a while I run into a treasure while in search of something completely different. Last week I was on the hunt for a pair of side tables for my husband and I. My day ended without nightstands but I did happen upon the sweetest of little chairs. Standing at about 2 1/2 feet, I snatched this little guy up with his $5 price tag. I mean, why not, right? Rosemary&Thyme-2


I knew I wanted to hang the chair on the wall so I decided to give it a fresh coat of paint to blend in a little better with my white walls. While I love Mora, I felt as though I had too many pieces painted in the color around my house. So I chose to mix it with Schloss to deepen the color.

My mix was 2 parts Schloss to 1 part Mora. I added some Bonding Agent for insurance and gave the whole chair a coat.


While I worked on the first coat, I noticed that the paint looked gorgeous up against the original dark wood grain. So for my second coat I decided to do a partial coat, covering only the parts that I wanted to have full coverage on.


After everything dried, I added a few little Nordic folk trees with some Typewriter. I used a small liner brush to just stroke out the little branches and trunks.

I love how the original color is starting to come through the grey mix! Hopefully, it will continue to blend through as the piece wears over time. Since I am hoping for a more worn look, I chose not to finish the piece. I think this also helps to add a more rustic look with a simple, matte finish to the paint.





This color works perfectly in our bedroom! I am absolutely in love with it. It will definitely be something that I reach for again in the future!

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