Dry Sink Potting Bench5:00:00 AM
I am so happy with this potting bench!
I visited a new furniture source this weekend and
frankly I thought it was very over-priced!
The minute I saw this piece I knew I needed to own it...
But the price was ridiculous! In this store each week
they knock the price down a little, you can see the
prices go down on the tags.
This piece had only the original price on it,
it had no mark-downs so I thought I was out of luck.
While paying for my other items I asked about the
price and it was my lucky day! She knocked the price
down to 1/2 off for me! It was meant to be!
The dry sink went home with me, just barely fitting in my car...
but it did! I was on a roll...
I painted the piece with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint
in Luckett's Green. If you look closely at the piece you can see
a slight difference in color in places. I opened a new bag of milk paint and for whatever reason, the colors didn't match. I was surprised at this because it had never happened before.
I mixed the paint in a jar the way I always did, it was mixed thoroughly... but it didn't match.
If this had been a formal piece of furniture I was painting, I
wouldn't have been happy at this point... but seeing how I was
going for a potting bench look, chippy, distressed, and faded...
it worked. I painted the second color on the frame and in random
places around the piece to spread out the color.
The result is a faded look on my potting bench that
I am more than happy with.
The dry sink had an unusual rack along the inside which
is the perfect place to hang rakes, shovels, or garden accessories.
The milk paint did some really great chipping. I used
Miss Mustard Seed Tough Coat to seal the beautiful
chippiness and keep more from coming off.
See my other potting benches here...
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