REVAMP A VINTAGE PLATE RACK
If you’ve inherited a collection of mismatched crockery and you don’t have a traditional hutch dresser on which to display it, why not revamp a vintage plate rack? Many old plates have decorative edges and fancy trims that look lovely side-on. I used Miss Mustard Seed’s powdered milk paint in Marzipan (from Troupes Vintage Store in Papakura, Auckland). This eco-friendly Canadian paint can be used on all porous surfaces without a primer. It’s easily mixed, part for part, with water so you can make as much or as little as you need for each project. If you’re painting over varnish or a previously oiled surface, add a splash of Miss Mustard Seed’s water-based bonding agent. Apply two coats and sand the edges for a shabby chic finish. Protect the surface with hemp oil or buff with wax. I used Miss Mustard Seed’s blacktinted antiquing beeswax.