9.06.2012

Tricycle Red and Layers

I'm at it again. Painting over something that I painted a few months ago. I just can't help it. One good thing is the more I paint the more wonderful layers of color there are which really gives the piece the look of being very old. I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Tricycle Red on this old stool. Don't you just love that name?


I mixed up the powder with water and then brushed one coat all over the stool. It didn't do any peeling for me so I sanded it. Then it was waxed.

This project took me less than one hour. Can't beat that for a quick change.

 I love all the old colors showing through. This stool has layers of Old White, Old Violet, Arles, and Antibes Green in Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. 

 I am loving it with the red on top and the heavy sanding.



 This is the old stool in the powder room that is used as a place for hand towels and soap since there is no counter top. I switched the hand towels with some fall ones.

Antibes green original color
Here is a reminder of the before with the Antibes Green being the main color.

I am loving the red. I had started removing some of the red from my home, but nope gotta have it. I love color and I love red. I was provided this Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint by my sponsor and now I have two new colors that I ordered and can't wait to work with them.

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That cute tea towel is by my sponsor Sutton Place Designs and is available.

69 comments:

  1. That is so cute!!! Love the red, still miss the red buffalo check curtains in your dinette, it was so cheerful and homey!!!

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  2. So happy to see you bringing back red into your gorgeous home! The stool is just perfect with all those layers showing through. Love it!

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  3. Oh gosh, Kim, I just LOVE that red color from MMS! I'm with you that the more colors you put on a piece, the more interesting it is when you sand it back. It's great! I'm not sure where to buy the milk paint...who is your sponsor that you got yours from?

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  4. The green was so fresh looking... but WOW. I am loving the red and it does look so very vintage now with all the lovely layers of color. It's darling with the ticking stripe towel too. Great pairing :)

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  5. love the red too! that is such a cool color name as well, perfect.This stool turned out beautiful, it looks like it aged that way all on its own through time,

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  6. Love it Kim! I adore red too and can't seem to do without it in my house either....I may need an intervention....or NOT!

    Have a great day!

    Lou Cinda

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  7. The new color looks great Kim! Love using the rungs as a towel holder too! so clever!

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  8. I love how it turned out! The color is great!

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  9. I love pops of red in a room, too. I have 3 stools in my craft room that are awaiting their coats of red. I love tricycle red, but will use up my Primer Red chalk paint since I have it on hand (and very sadly, the girl who was going to be the local MMS stockist, and sells chalk paint/does classes died recently in a tragic accident)

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  10. Great idea to use a stool beside a sink to hold soap and towels. I pinned this to my Pinterest board! Would be cute to place by an outside faucet as well.

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  11. I'm with you...gotta have my red! I noticed you changed the rug too! Love them both.

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  12. Love the layers of color. When you repaint a waxed piece do you have remove the wax before painting?

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  13. Linda, I never have and the paint goes on just fine.

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  14. I like it in the red.. goes well in the space you choose too.

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  15. Kim,
    LOVE all the layers of that paint.Red is such a great color.You can always count on it to make that special pop in a room.I have red in my cottage too!
    xx
    Anne

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  16. Hi Kim, You really have a way with red! I love that name, Tricycle Red, and can hardly wait to try Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. Your stool came out great.

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  17. Arles, I'm wondering what color
    that was?
    The new transformation is really
    nice :)
    Sandy

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  18. OMG I LOVE the new red color....and the name is so cute too! The monogramed ticking towel hangning from the rung is such a darling touch....everything looks so fabulous!
    ~Des

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  19. I like it in red, Kim. Cute idea by the sink. I need to find a small bench to do the same in a guest bath.

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  20. The red looks great, especially with all the other colours showing through - great effect! It looks so good in your bathroom too with the red striped towel.

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  21. It looks fab. I love the red with autumn coming.

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  22. The red pops! I am luving all the other colours peeking through as well.
    Bright and cheery in the bathroom.
    Cheers, Gee

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  23. It looks fabulous! Red has always been and probably will always be one of my favorite colors to decorate with. I have to get some of her paint!

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  24. Love that red too Kim. Still waiting for my tricycle red to arrive. I really like the distressing you did on the stool and all of the colors showing through.

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  25. That color is amazing! I want!!

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  26. Looks awesome, Kim! I love the layers, too ... such a fun pop of color in your powder room!

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  27. It looks great Kim!! I need to find some locally and try it out.

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  28. Looks great Kim! I too tried to remove some red from my house and I just had to realize I LOVE red. Everyone else can have their white...I'll keep my red! :)
    xoxo
    Caroline

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  29. I love it painted red with all the other colors peeking through.
    Cindy

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  30. Love the red. It looks amazing. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  31. Looks amazing, especially paired with the sweet little hand towel! Love it!

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  32. Now, to me, it looks like a really OLD well used piece. I think that red over the green did it for me. So cute- xo Diana

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  33. I have been watching MMS unveil these colors. I loved this one. Looks great on your stool! Great transformation!
    Sherry

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  34. That looks cute Kim..I do like the name too!

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  35. I really liked the green but I adore the red. Good job. (Cute tea towel too!)

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  36. I love red too Kim! The 5th color's definitely a charm and love your striped rug too!
    Kelly

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  37. I didn't even have to totally load the post and knew you had been add it with the paint, and knew exactly where that piece was. LOL Girl you never sit still do you. I loved it in the Antibes Green, but think the Red is better. Love it!!

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  38. Your gotta have red in your home. It just brightens and warms everything up. Looks fab!

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  39. Love the layers, and the new color. I had that same stool, what was I thinking when I parted with it? This is the perfect color for my new TV armoire. I wonder what the milk paint would do when it's applied over the factory finish.

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  40. I love the red Kim! I can't seem to get away from red in my home even though I try, it always comes back. Enjoy your evening, Gail

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  41. Kim, Your stool is a great color for the coming season. LOVE all the colors showing through. Perfect!
    Mary Alice

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  42. Red is my favortie color. Looks so much better.

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  43. Kim, I'm glad you aren't getting rid of the red, I love it in your house...well and almost anywhere, it's such a happy color! And that red is beautiful, especially with the other layers showing through...another great transformation!

    Kat

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  44. The red looks good in there. Looks like alot of your pieces painted with chalk paint are now getting repainted with milk paint. Do you have a favorite?

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  45. Kim - That stool looks like it is very, very vintage. Good job.

    Judy

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  46. Love seeing the paint colors in use to get a feel for them, esp. on pieces like this. What a great use of the stool as counter space. It's fabulous!
    Liz

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  47. All those layers peeking through are perfection!Your styling with the sunflowers makes such a pretty combination!

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  48. I love it! I've been dying to see what you'd do with milk paint :-) Can't wait to see what's next!!

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  49. How cute is that chair! The colors that are coming through add so much character...Tricycle Red...too cute. I am anxious to try the milk paint too.

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  50. Lovin the red! And the name makes it just that much cuter. You've inspired me to look around my house and find something to paint!

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  51. The stool is so pretty. Love it! I really want to paint something with Tricycle Red too.

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  52. Love the old, worn red! Beautiful in your bathroom!

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  53. Ahhh...love the green stool, but the red is so much cuter in your powder room. I really love the worn look with all of the previous colors showing thru!

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  54. Oh, I am so loving the red color on the stool. It looks great in that bathroom.

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  55. Gosh that's beautiful! Love the colors showing through.

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  56. The red looks good Kim! I haven't tried my Tricycle yet, but it looks like it is the perfect red color!

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  57. I love the red, Kim. Perfect for the cooler season coming up :)

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  58. I love the red and can't wait to try MMS paint!

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  59. I'm finding myself adding red back into my life, too, Kim!! Love the finish on the stool. You are so good!! blessings ~ tanna

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  60. Like women and wine the old stool keeps getting better with age.

    ~Bliss~

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  61. KIm....I LOVE the stool in the red!!...Seems to be much more of a focal point in the powder room with the new color...love all the fabulous colors underneath...!

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  62. I love it! The layers of colors are amazing! I have to give milk paint a try!

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  63. Loved the green, but I also love that wonderful red with the paint showing thru! This will be fun for Christmas, too, Kim!

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  64. Love the red! It just brings "happy" into a room.

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  65. cute as a button and I am a red person too!

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  66. Loving the red stool. It turned out Beautiful with all the layers underneath.I ordered the tricycle red and typewriter Black and I can't wait to use them.

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  67. Love the red- it is perfect!! Yes, what a great name for it too! :)Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  68. This is just totally meant to be Kim! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

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Thanks so much for stopping by. I do appreciate all your lovely comments...Kim

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