‘They say miracles are past…’

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As I was ordering milk paint and hardware for my new “Anarchist’s Tool Chest” this morning, I scrabbled through my large and motley collection of random hardware…and lo, I unearthed not only the extra Horton Brasses PB-409 Precision Butt Hinge from my 2012 ATC build (they come in pairs, but one needs only three), but the matching screws!

A minor savings from a minor miracle.

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I’ve decided on ‘Dragonfly’ from the Real Milk Paint Co.

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Woodworker, writer, editor, teacher, ailurophile, Shakespearean. Will write for air-dried walnut.
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14 Responses to ‘They say miracles are past…’

  1. tombuhl says:

    Dragonfly. I like that choice. And unearthing the Horton Brasses hinges with matching screws. Sounds like a good day for Megan.

  2. nrhiller says:

    Yay! You deserve a miracle after the long days before and during that class. Coincidentally, I just used Dragonfly on the wood parts of the booth I’ve cobbled together for the Grove Park Inn show; I chose it because it was the closest color to that of the linen backdrop. It’s brilliant, literally. I can’t wait to see pictures of your finished tool chest.

    • fitz says:

      Did you post your booth and I missed it? (I expect pictures from the show!)

      • nrhiller says:

        Not yet. There’s really just one end I’m building. The back wall is the wall of the room, and the other end will be open, as my booth is one of a pair. The color scheme relates to the Trustworth Studios wallpaper on the plywood we used as the backdrop to the sideboard for the cover of the English Arts & Crafts Furniture book, as I’m using one of those panels. The paper is so dreamy.

        • fitz says:

          I agree! If I can afford it, I might do the half-bath in one of his offerings. After, of course, I finish the half-bath 🙂

          • nrhiller says:

            For the record, he has quite a few designs that don’t appear on his website, so when you’re ready to think about wallpaper you should contact him to ask what’s available.

  3. Have you used The Real Milk Paint before? If so, how do you like it?

    • fitz says:

      I have – it’s what I used on the 2012 chest, and I like it enough to use it again 🙂 I’ve also used Old Fashioned Milk Paint (that’s what is on the base of my “Gluebo” bench) and like it fine, too. Decided on Real Milk Paint simply because of the color. Both brands were equally easy to apply, and have worn well over time.

  4. johncashman73 says:

    I had the same thing happen! When I finished my second chest, I knew I had one hinge left over from the previous build. I spent an hour trying to find it. Turns out I had left it in the top till of the other chest, where I thought I couldn’t forget it.

  5. oltexasboy says:

    I used the faded denim “OMP” on my tool wall cabinet and I found that when I put a protective layer of Minwax on it, that the color darkened to about what you see with dragonfly. A lot depends on what you put on the paint after it is cured, as to what color you get in the end. You might want to take that into account.

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