I really do like all of the makeovers that I’ve done and shared both here on the Milk Paint blog, and over on my own blog, at breida with a b.
Every single one.
But this one?
I really like it.
I’m not sure what it is about vintage yardsticks that makes me love them so much. Do you know that feeling? When you see something that just…
pushes your buttons?
Vintage yardsticks come in all different shapes and sizes and colors. They’re all 36″ long, but that’s just about all they have in common. This little table needed a new top – and yardsticks were the first thing that came to mind.
I have yet to figure out what the original purpose of this table was – I think it was some kind of phone table – but I do NOT understand the hole in the top.
I was planning on painting this piece in MMSMP Tricycle but when I looked trough my collection of yardsticks and picked out the ones I would use….
I knew it had to be MMSMP Typewriter.
The black paint and the black advertising text are perfect together. This was my first time using Typewriter and also my first time using MMSMP Bonding Agent. The bonding agent does change the consistency/texture of the paint as it goes on a little – but in a good way. I think you’ll like the way it smooths on.
Is it okay to use “smooth” as a verb?
The original finish on this table was very dark to begin with and one coat of typewriter with bonding agent covered it completely. It took me sort of a loooong time to decide exactly how I would build the top of the table but the painting took almost no time at all.
I’m just in love with this transformation.
This piece is FOR SALE in my Etsy Store – for now!
I’m so glad I went with Typewriter on this piece. I’d say that red is my favorite color…but I’ve been hesitant to paint a piece in Tricycle so far. I just got a really ugly piece though…and I’m thinking it may be the perfect opportunity to try out Tricycle. Keep your eyes peeled!
Which color of MMSMP are you dying to try? Which have you tried so far??