Monday, May 14, 2018

grainsack inspired drawers with fusion mineral paint

Classic farmhouse decor always seems to include something with a grainsack pattern - pillows, curtains, and even furniture! Personally I absolutely love the style and have done it on several pieces in the past.  When I found these tall pine drawers, I felt like they needed some interest rather than just being painted in a solid colour.

I decided to do a grainsack pattern in classic colours - cream and blue.  I have had Raw Silk from Fusion Mineral Paint on my shelf for a while, and despite my deep love for off whites I still hadn't used it! I prepped this piece following my usual steps: clean well and lightly sand. Then I gave the entire piece two coats of Raw Silk.

When it was fully dry, I measured and taped off three stripes.  One wider stripe centered, and then two narrow stripes on either side.  I painted the stripes in what might just be my new favourite blue: Homestead Blue (also by Fusion Mineral Paint)! I did one coat and then distressed it well when it was dry. I like to distress Fusion paint fairly soon after it's dry.

To add some age and authenticity to the piece, I finished it by rubbing in Antiquing Wax from Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint line.  I absolutely love the soft buttery feeling of this wax and how easy it is to apply.  It added just the right amount of age to the piece!

I added antiqued brass cup pulls to the drawers for the finishing touch! Homestead Blue and Raw Silk are definitely two colours that will be used very often in my shop from now on!

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