April 4, 2013 by twinoaksstudio
Spring is Almost here! Well, it technically it is here, but it hasn’t felt like it. I’m looking forward to the warmer weather!
When I first ordered Miss Mustardseed’s milk paint, I purchased a sampling of the brighter colors (Grainsack, Lucketts Green, Mustard Yellow, and Flow Blue). I couldn’t image a use for Typewriter (the black in her product line) so I didn’t order it. A month ago on a whim I picked up a package of it and I love it. Here is my latest sign. I painted the board with a very thin coat of Typewriter and used acrylic craft paint for the rooster, which is from the Graphics Fairy’s website. He’s super cute, and he knows it!
I love how black wash makes the reclaimed knotty pine plank resemble barn wood. Sooo cool!
Here is another sign I recently completed with Typewriter as a background color. For this sign, I applied 2 light coats of milk paint. I distressed it by sanding, then applied a coat of Annie Sloan clear then dark wax.
The bee on the sign is also from the Graphics Fairy’s website. (Her website is pretty awesome!!)
I added a set of rusty eye bolts to the top of the honey sign.
I have a handful of signs that I will be starting over the weekend, and I know at least 2 of them will be painted Typewriter. It is such a great color for vintage looking signs!
I will be taking these signs to Lucketts Spring Market next month. I am going to be super busy during the next month getting ready! I hope to see you there!
Thanks for stopping by!
Update: Thank you Karen for featuring this post on your Brag Monday!