A couple of weeks ago we had a fun little on my Facebook page when I asked for your helping choosing a color for this secretary.
I had it narrowed down. Shutter Gray or Lucketts Green. 202 comments later and green won by a hair! That just means I'll do gray on the next project because I can't wait to use that either.
I can't deny how much I love how this turned out. This green is amazing.
And that perfectly authentic chippy finish that only milk paint can give.
I chose to keep the hardware as-is since they already had a lovely patina all their own. The veneer on the drawers was paper thin and came off in sheets so I re-stained the wood underneath and then painted over that.
Even the key is gorgeous!
It still has an old key chain attached that reads:
I chose to keep the inside of desk and shelving its original mahogany finish.
I rubbed the inside down with Hemp Oil to rejuvenate the wood and for added protection.
I love this cheery green! It makes me want to plant a garden. In my house.
For more information on the products used in this revival please see the Milk Paint page on my blog.
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