Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Desk Transformation-Drab to Fab

As you may have noticed, I am really into refinishing furniture!
I love taking an old, drab piece and painting new life into it.
The look of happiness on my clients' faces is priceless.
I usually paint using a major chalk paint brand. 
This time I was sent a full size sample of the new Mud Paint in Manor White. 
I loved it!
This is not a chalk based paint and is acrylic based so I did notice somewhat of an odor but not too bad.
I like the way it spread and the finish was beautiful.
It does go a long way and I decided to add a little bit of water to make it go further. 
It is a bit less expensive than my normal go-to chalk paint but there are not retailers in my area so the shipping fees do add up. 
I normally buy my paint locally.
I decided to purchase an additional sample size of Manor White to do a chair and a sample of the Charcoal.
So pretty. 
Here are some before and afters:
 (please excuse the blurry cell phone pics)

Notice the ugly color.
I gave it a good wipe down with a damp cloth and got to work.
No prepping required.
I put on two coats of the paint and then 
I watered it down a bit for the final coat. 
It came out beautiful!
In progress
I took this picture without the hardware. The client who purchased this wanted to put on her own hardware.

Isn't it gorgeous?
I also recovered the chair's seat in this pretty ikat fabric.
I kept the chair for myself :D

All in all I give Mud Paint a big two thumbs up!
I'll be ordering some new color samples to try out. 
You can find mud paint info here

and check them out on their facebook page.

and don't forget to follow my vintage finds and paint rehab on facebook. You can see all my latest projects and furniture painting classes coming up.

And speaking of painting classes, my next class in McKinney, Texas is on June 27th from nine to noon in downtown McKinney. Send me a quick email to register or comment here.

Until next time!


p.s. the Mud Paint company provided me with a full size sample of the paint but I was not paid for this review. I simply love to paint and decided to give this brand a try. All opinions are mine.

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