Before and after | Hampton dressers

Washstand painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Ironstone

A while back I shared some photos of a washstand that my friend, Jan Whybourne, painted with Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint. Jan has a gorgeous cottage at Shebandowan Lake and her goal is to eventually paint most of her furniture there.

Hutch painted in Fusion Mineral Paint in Lily Pond

Jan also painted this hutch in Fusion Mineral Paint. She hauled both of these pieces from her cottage to my shop and we were able to visit while she painted. 

Dresser painted in Homestead House Milk Paint in the colour Hampton

Now Jan's on a roll! She just finished painting two dressers in Homestead House Milk Paint in the colour Hampton. Jan was even kind enough to send me before and after photos!

Dresser painted in Homestead House Milk Paint in the colour Hampton

Jan is also a wonderful quilter. Isn't this Chickadee adorable?

Dresser painted in Homestead House Milk Paint in the colour Hampton

And here's the before photo. The difference is amazing! 

Dresser painted in Homestead House Milk Paint in the colour Hampton

Here's dresser number two, also painted in Hampton. Of course Jan made this quilt too. She is one talented lady!

Dresser painted in Homestead House Milk Paint in the colour Hampton

Both dressers were given a coat of Hemp Oil to finish them off.

Dresser painted in Homestead House Milk Paint in the colour Hampton

And the before shot.

I think it is really neat how Jan's photos reflect her passions - photography and quilting. I do believe that she has found another passion - painting. Jan has already texted me a before photo of her next project with these words: "I'm hooked. It's like drugs. lol"

I have been friends with Jan for over 25 years and it think it is wonderful that over the years we have discovered similar passions. We both love photography, gardening and painting. 

Jan is an amazing photographer and I asked her to share some of her photos. 

Photography by Jan Whybourne, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Jan loves macro photography.

Photography by Jan Whybourne, Thunder Bay, Ontario

And I love chocolate! 

Photography by Jan Whybourne, Thunder Bay, Ontario

This is dried Tarragon.

Photography by Jan Whybourne, Thunder Bay, Ontario

And seeds on a tree.

Photography by Jan Whybourne, Thunder Bay, Ontario

And a Mum.

Photography by Jan Whybourne, Thunder Bay, Ontario

One day I was showing Jan how I pet the bees in my garden. I really do! Jan pulled out her camera and was able to get a few great shots that day.

Photography by Jan Whybourne, Thunder Bay, Ontario

I had to call Jan to ask what this was a photo of. It is really amazing, but I could not figure out what is was. Bubbles! It's a close up shot of bubbles!

Photography by Jan Whybourne, Thunder Bay, Ontario

How amazing is this shot?

Photography by Jan Whybourne, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Who knew that Christmas ribbon could look so beautiful?

Thank you Jan for sharing your painted projects and photography with me. You inspire me! 

You can see my other blog posts with Jan's painted pieces:

Simplicity and "Well Worn Interiors"

Hutch painted in Fusion Mineral Paint

Posted on December 19, 2015 and filed under milk paint.