Thursday, November 6, 2014
No. 103 Green Bentwood Rocking Chair | Top Coat Discussion Part 1
Here it is now!
Wouldn't this just be so much fun in a nursery?!? I painted it in two coats of homemade chalk paint - color matched to BM Kelly Green. Lightly distressed and finished with MMS Hemp Oil. This is a bright bold green with a nice blue undertone - I think great in either a boy's or girl's room.
I took the wood board and covered it with 2" foam, new batting and this great fabric print by IKEA. Did you know IKEA has some wonderful upholstery weight fabric? I liked that this was black and white and with all the different animals/cars/houses thought it was pretty gender neutral.
A few months ago, I painted some chairs for my dining room, not really wanting to wax a million spindles, I finished the homemade chalk paint off with MMS Hemp Oil. If I'm going to use a new product in the shop, I really like to test it first. And what better product testing could there be than a dining room chair sat in (and colored on, and smudged, and spilled on) daily by a 1, 3 and 5 year old? None.
Can I tell you how impressed I am? It gave a nice sheen that has lasted, and it remains wipe-able. There has been no further distressing/paint chipping off of the chairs and overall they seem to be holding up rather well. So MMS Hemp Oil gets a hearty thumbs up in my book for an acceptable top coat. Not to mention the millions of ways to use it!
I either brush it on (with a cheap chip brush) or rag it on, let it sit and soak in, and rub it off with a clean rag. I will usually go back over it about a day later to make sure the oil has all absorbed.
This lovely chair (finished with Hemp Oil) is for sale in the Roots & Wings Etsy Shop!
What do you think of Hemp Oil? Have you tried it yet?