Monday, 18 March 2013

Before & After

After seeing the before & after of Heather's washtub stand (Heather from New House, New Home, New Life) I was itching to paint something with my MMS MP! (Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint) that I purchased at Homestead House Paint Co. I looked around for something I felt was an eye-sore and could use a little freshening up and sure enough I found the perfect candidate!
I had built this pot rack a while back and it just seemed  too 'heavy'. I hadn't wanted to paint it white at first, I wanted some warm wood tone but I started thinking it was a little too dark. Now, this pot rack had been stained and a top coat was sprayed onto it. It had a bit of a shiny surface which made it a perfect candidate because I knew the paint would start to flake off.
I applied 'Grain Sack' onto it, and YUP!  it flaked off! On it's own in some spots and I scuffed it up in others until it had the look I wanted. Then I applied some clear wax overtop to finish it and stop any more flaking.
Tell me what you think!


To see Heather's before & after click here! http://www.newhousenewhomenewlife.com/

To purchase some MMS MP from Homestead House Paint Co. click here! http://www.homesteadhouse.ca/products/milkpaint/missmustardseed.html

59 comments:

  1. First off your ladder rack is so cool! And second yes that paint looks amazing!LOVE that chippy ladder!I have not tried grain sack yet.That is my next color to try!

    Anne

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    1. Thanks SO much! SORRY for the late reply! I appreciate ALL comments from you all-unfortunately with 5 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, chickens, A HUSBAND!, housework.....well you get it! :)

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  2. Love it! I have yet to try any of this paint because I don't know anyone around here who sells it. I am way behind everyone else.

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    1. YES it is a great paint to TRY. I haven't mastered it yet-that is for sure! Thanks SO much! SORRY for the late reply! I appreciate ALL comments from you all-unfortunately with 5 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, chickens, A HUSBAND!, housework.....well you get it! :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa! sorry (again) for late reply!! :(

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  4. Looks very farmhouse! Love the beams too :)

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  5. Looks absolutely AMAZING Mel! I love it! I love everything I see in the picture actually:)

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    1. THANKS SO MUCH MEGAN!!! I am so sorry for the late reply! I appreciate ALL comments from you all-unfortunately with 5 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, chickens, A HUSBAND!, housework.....well you get it! I thoroughly enjoy your blog-it's one of my FAVORITES! :)

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  6. PERFECT Mel, you did a good job *scuffing* it up. Fits perfect in your farmy house. . .

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  7. The change looks amazing! I like the ladder rack before but I'm loving it now.

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  8. So cute! I wish I had a place in my house that I could have one of these!

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    1. Thanks SO much! SORRY for the late reply! I appreciate ALL comments from you all-unfortunately with 5 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, chickens, A HUSBAND!, housework.....well you get it! :)

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  9. Love it!! It turned out great!!
    ~Cindy

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  10. Lovely! I think the finish is perfect- love working with MMS paint :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I am a newbie with the MMS paints!

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  11. Hi Mel - First of all, wow, wow, wow - the rack looks awesome!! Just love the chippiness!!

    Secondly, I'm humbled that you took my project as your inspiration. I'm always looking to your beautiful home as a benchmark from which to grow.

    Thirdly, thanks for the shout-out. One of the great things about blogging is the sense of community.

    And finally, don't you think all of us SW Ontario girls need to get together and officially meet?

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    1. Thanks SO much! SORRY for the late reply! I appreciate ALL comments from you all-unfortunately with 5 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, chickens, A HUSBAND!, housework.....well you get it! :) YES I would love to get together!

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  12. What an amazing transformation. The rack looked great as it was before, but you have made it into a completely different look and did a great job.

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  13. À perfect primitive look to the ladder like pot rack. It looked great in your home both ways, your home can handle the mix of darks and whites perfectly, but now that it is painted a distressed white it brought it to a level of old and rustic farmhouse.

    Love your style, I could move right into it.

    Enjoy your week, keep inspiring your beauty.

    Xx
    Doré

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    1. Thank you Dore! I love white, pale, neutrals BUT I also like a little dark here and there. (but for some reason I often look at something dark and wonder what it would look like painted or washed out!) lol

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  14. Hello, I'm your newest follower. I love your blog! What a great idea for a pot rack. I would have never thought of doing something like that. It looks fabulous. Amazingly creative.

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  15. I love what you did the rack...really makes it look great! I'm a new follower and look forward to reading more!

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  16. Oh wow I love that!!! I've always wanted a fun way to hang my pots.

    Thanks for following and I'm following back :)

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  17. Liebster alert! You've been nominated! I've been following your blog and really enjoying all your posts. I hope you'll participate and pass the nomination along to other up and coming bloggers!
    Here's the link for details:
    http://frugalfreshmanhomemaker.blogspot.com/2013/03/bad-blogger-liebster-award.html
    Cheers!
    Rosie

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    1. Thanks SO much! SORRY for the late reply! I appreciate ALL comments from you all-unfortunately with 5 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, chickens, A HUSBAND!, housework.....well you get it! I think I am a little late haha:)

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  18. You have a lovely blog.
    xoxo.
    http://atentamente-carmen.blogspot.com.es/

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  19. Great transformation!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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  20. Beautiful Blog!
    Check out my blog?
    http://kellyanngonsalves.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. Hi Melanie,

    I just found your blog while visiting another blogging friend! Love your rustic style! I also love rustic....anything cabinish too! You have a beautiful home. Love especially meeting other diy(ers)! Love what you did with the ladder rack!

    Oh, and I'm your newest follower! And it's so nice to "meet" you! :)

    Blessings,
    Tammy

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    1. Hi Tammy! Thanks SO much! SORRY for the late reply! I appreciate ALL comments from you all-unfortunately with 5 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, chickens, A HUSBAND!, housework.....well you get it! I will pop over! :)

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  22. I just came across your blog! Oh my! I love it! Newest Follower. I would love for you to link up with me at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/assets-and-efforts-linky-party-2.html

    Thanks,
    Angela

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    1. Thanks SO much! SORRY for the late reply! I appreciate ALL comments from you all-unfortunately with 5 kids, 2 cats, 2 dogs, chickens, A HUSBAND!, housework.....well you get it! I will pop over! :)

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  23. Did you say you made that ladder? Its gorgeous ! I LoVe the color you used. Your home is a true work of art. Just LoVing every post. :) Have baked a cake between reading & thats about it...... I just seem to keep looking.M.

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