One of my favorite parts of prepping for the Market on Chapel Hill is designing and working on the pieces we find scouring flea markets & antique malls.  I’d been keeping my eye out for an old desk chair, and the girls found one nearby.

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

I honestly love these chairs in their original state, but this one was pretty beaten up.  Could have stripped it, but uhm, have you ever stripped a chair??

Ahem.

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

Since our look this year mostly stuck with wood/white, this chair was painted in MMS Milk Paint in Ironstone.  I love this white…just soft enough not to be stark.

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

To save time, we skipped styling the chair somewhere else and pulled together a quick shoot in the shop.

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

Everything you see in the photos sold at the Market.  I really loved our space this year & felt like we actually curated each and every piece.

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

We painted the chair in 2 coats of milk paint, and left it unsealed so it can continue to wear over time.  Distressing brought to you by Kaitlyn.  Think she thought I’d go behind her and do more, but nope, sister…you got it.

I wanted to keep the metal base and wheels as is, but we brushed a quick coat of hemp oil on them to revive them.  Dude, we used about a gallon of hemp oil for this year’s market.  Couldn’t get enough of the stuff.

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

 

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

This little camp stool was one of our favorite finds…would be great in a little one’s room.  Or anywhere in my house.

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

This old whiskey box was another I loved.  I considered taking it home to my dining room built ins a time or twelve.

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

Perfectly Imperfect | Antique Desk Chair Makeover | Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint | Ironstone

I’m going to snap a few more pictures of the few pieces that didn’t sell at the Chapel, and stay tuned for our Market displays this week.

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