Shabby Milk Paint School Chair

Working on some more small things around here…..

I had some MMS Milk Paint already mixed up for a little drop leaf table I am doing so in between coats of that I spied a little wood school chair in the pile of junk.

Why waste time on BIG things which would actually make a difference? Not me, I just grab the little things because they’re quicker!

A couple coats of Ironstone with a little Grainsack thrown in. No bonding agent as usual, I like chippy….



I grab these chairs anytime I see them at the thrift. They are so useful….not just for someone tiny to sit in….

They can hold lots of things and are so easy to move from room to room….


Before it gets too cold, I can still grab a throw and sit on the porch in the sun with a cup of tea or coffee….a little chair makes a quick side table….


They’re great to just raise things up for display too….like some vintage platters…..I added my very cute embroidered French hen towel I bought from Tina at What We Keep!

She did a charity sale for rescue dogs and I bought this towel! So cute!


I used some of the Ironstone/Grainsack mixture to make a French sign too…


Nothing fancy…I am still struggling to learn to use the Silhouette machine better so just a simple block stencil this time…..


Finally that day, I stamped some little muslin bags with a French stamp and also some with numbers….



An now…a new week begins! No school today though so it’s a good thing I am focusing on smaller projects….no telling what I’ll get done today!

Spent Saturday evening in the ER for about 6 hrs with a coughing and short of breath teen. Turns out there is a touch of pneumonia in her….

And tiredness in me…….

Hope you had more fun on your weekend!


  1. Love that little chair, Lorraine! I’d love to find something like that at our thrift store. Love the stamped bags and your sign looks great! I just did a sign, too, and used a new-to-me technique that I thought for sure I would mess up. Thankfully, I didn’t, so I’m thinking of other signs I can make now.
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  2. Love everything! I have a few of those school chairs, as well…love using them for displays in the booth.
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  3. I have 3 or 4 little chairs to redo. Maybe I’m inspired by yours!
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  4. I love tiny chairs, Lo. Like you said, they are so handy for a million things!
    Glad you are enjoying your towels and thanks for the kind words and the shout out!
    YOu have been a busy bee. One thing I have never really done is stamping. I have them, I just don’t remember to stamp anything. haha Love yours!
    Hope the p-monia is better. I will call it that forever thanks to one of my boys. 😉
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  5. I just love your chippy little white chair and it goes well anywhere… I am a chair lover…any size, color or shape…. The sign looks great too. Happy creating and blessings!

  6. I am on the lookout for a little chair now that I see yours and how many ways you can use it! I adore your little bags and I want a Silhouette! Maybe Samta will bring me one for Christmas!
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    • Unfortunately the Silhouette doesn’t come with a human person to answer all my questions! I have visions of REALLY learning to use it….after Christmas maybe…..But, if you get one, we can muddle though together!

  7. Tis the season for coughs and colds and worse! I hope your teen is feeling better and you got some rest, too.

    I just love small chairs like yours! I must have had 3 or 4 adorable chairs in my hands when I was antiquing with my oldest daughter and I’m kicking myself for not buying one! Oh, well, there’s always more where they came from, right?

    Your muslin bags are so pretty!
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  8. Love the chair as a side table. So cute. I really like those little bags! Do you sell them alone or with something in them?
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    • So far I have stamped the bags and have no idea what I’m doing with them. I have lavender buds but maybe just selling them as small gift bags would work too….who knows, I just wanted to do something with them….I’ve had them at least one year and they were mocking me….I wanted to shut them up.

  9. Adorable! Love your sweet little chair. x

  10. Great little chair. I do love the effect of the milk paint with no bonding agent. Great projects.
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