Antique Pantry Webster’s Chalk Paint Powder Makeover

I have three amazing sisters and one amazing sister-in-law. They are all gifted in lots of different areas and we all have done some super crafty projects together and separately over the years! We used to scrapbook over at mum’s when our kids were all toddlers and starting school; we created fun painted decor for mum’s house one time; have done sewing projects together; painted entire rooms in each other’s houses other times; decluttered rooms with each other, taking turns to go to each other’s homes one day each week.

Wow, writing that paragraph just had me tripping down memory lane! Those were the days before all the kids had entered school and we each got busy with other work, and crazy school kid routines. Now our kids are leaving school out the other end, and life is just as hectic.

But today, I spent the day with one of my sisters to paint this antique pantry cupboard (below) she had purchased through a friend of mine who is selling some antique family bits and pieces. cupboard 2My sister has started preserving her own fruit and veggies, grown in their own backyard! I KNOW! I am so NOT the green thumb, so I can’t see us doing this anytime soon, but she is doing an amazing job! Her Ball Mason jars are filling up every available cupboard space in her house, so when this one came available, she jumped at it. Not only that, this friend of mine was also selling a whole lot of antique Fowlers Vacola preserve jars. My sister and mum bought some of the jars. (If you are in the Brisbane area and need some Fowlers jars, email me for more info) See how many different sizes there are in the pic below. This was a great collection! IMG_4009My sister wanted her cupboard painted white, so I decided to use some Webster’s Chalk Paint Powder I received from Monique, at Dandelion Wood (VIC). We mixed it with water according to directions and added to some Antique White USA (Dulux) that I already had on hand at home. cupboard 1   And away we went! Here’s my beautiful sister, Mel, painting away!       cupboard 7   I think I got the raw end of the deal painting the insides, which took longer than anything else! We only did a one coat wash look on the inside and two coats on the outside, where it was already painted a very long time ago.       cupboard 5   And of course we roped my mum in to help!   cupboard 8   cupboard 9   Love this cool bottom section with the grated vents:   cupboard 10   And here’s the finished cupboard, in place, ready for some lovely preserved food!   cupboard 12 cupboard 13We ran out of time to finish it off with a wax, but I promised I’d be back sometime to do that for her. Here are some of her yummy goodies below, but of course she’s going to follow my instructions to wait 30 days for the paint to cure properly before putting all her jars in the cupboard! Ha! Yeah, right! I’ll give her a week …

Delicious Pears: cupboard 15   Tomatoes:   cupboard 16Happy Painting everyone!

I hope you like my new-look website. My amazing nephew, Jake (Mel’s son) has been working hard to make it all work well for me. We should have our product pages available for you to purchase Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint (within Australia) really soon.

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Till next time …

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    March 13, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks so much for trying and blogging about our product! The cabinet turned out wonderful! We have subscribed so we’ll never miss a blog post! Thanks so much!!! Oh, and we shared your blog on the Websters fb page, too!

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      March 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comments! Glad you enjoyed this post.

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    March 24, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    This cupboard took me down memory lane as my Grandmother had one exactly like it.She would store all her home made jams and pickles in it and it was always exciting to me as a young boy to check out what goodies were in it on each visit. Thankyou for reminding me of those happy times and by the way, you did an excellent job on the paintwork.

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      March 24, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      Thank you for your comments. So glad you enjoyed this post and the memories it created for you.

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