Yellow has been one of my favourite colours this year and I long to incorporate more of it into my home. It is warm and sunny and embracing. There is something so calming about yellow.
My sister (finder of all things free and cool!) found yet another beautiful vintage piece for me with gorgeous lines and legs.This solid wood piece was the perfect shape and size to paint in a lovely yellow colour. It is the type of piece that would add a lovely pop of colour to a room without being too over powering.
In order to keep the yellow from being too much, I decided to stain the top instead of painting it. Before staining, I sanded off the peeling and scratched finish on the table top and found this gorgeous wood underneath. To avoid covering up the beautiful wood pattern that I found, I chose to use General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg. The Nutmeg darkened the wood a few shades while allowing the grain to be seen.To protect the table top once it was stained, I put several coats of the General Finishes Gel Top Coat on. Finally, came the painting 🙂 I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Mustard Seed Yellow. I love this colour! It took 3 coats of Mustard Seed Yellow to get the opaque coverage that I wanted. To finish the piece, I distressed the edges, gave it a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil and reattached the original hardware. I just love yellow!