Mother Dough


Hello all!  Do you remember me?  I didn't mean to take such a break.  I got caught up in all the birthday madness last week on top of painting furniture.  You probably think I am back to share photos of the Big 3 birthday party... all in good time.  Truthfully, I haven't had a chance to look at them yet, but I promise I will post them this week.  Today, I have something non- birthday related to share.

A long, long time ago, when I had cable, I was watching a show...most likely on the cooking network.  It was about a bread company in San Francisco that made sourdough bread.  The interesting thing was that they kept using a little bit of the original dough that they started with...this is a common practice amongst sourdough bread makers, but I had never heard of it.  This little bit of yeast rich dough is called mother dough.  So, each batch of bread has a little bit of that first loaf in it.  Some may think "eeeewwww..." but I was quite inspired by it.  I tucked it away in the recesses of my brain until one day I was getting ready to paint a piece of furniture and I didn't have enough of the grey I had wanted to use. hmmm.... what to do..... I decided to mix some "end cans" and create my very own custom color.  Now, I know that many people probably create their own custom colors as well.  The next time I was out of paint and I went back to mixing some end cans, I decided to pull that same paint out and add to it, creating my very own mother dough.


Each time I try to paint a little swatch on the top of the lid, but sometimes I forget.  Here are a few pieces that I have painted with my mother dough paint:


I am still mourning the sale of this one!  This was my first mother dough piece.


This one too.... loved the simple, clean lines and the dainty legs.


You will notice a grey theme here... well, I have liked greys for some time and don't foresee me liking them any less in the future *wink*


This piece is the piece I finished last week and it is now at City Farmhouse.
It is also painted with mother dough... a medium grey custom paint, one of my favorites that that I have mixed.  This is one of those pieces that I really, truly adore... it must be all those curves.  Oh well!  You can't keep them all (or you can and the nice folks from Hoarders will come visit you... not that I have seen it... I don't have cable, remember?)

I hope to expand my mother dough pallet in the future to include more colors..... maybe some blues and other neutrals besides grey.  Okay, I have to get busy cleaning the remaining birthday remnants... loads of glue dots to clean off the trim!

bye for now!

8 comments:

  1. OK...I have had it...you keep tempting me with your beautiful furniture but you are sooo far away. I adore that table. I'm telling you it won't be around for long. Big sigh from West Virginia.

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  2. I loved this post, and... your greys are beautiful. It's so fun to see the dressers you painted with their little bows... just charming.

    Cindy

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  3. What a smart girl you are!!! You inspire me today~SueBee

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  4. Great blog! You featured a bookmark from my etsy shop a bit ago and I thought i'd come back to see what's new!

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  5. I have to try this...i have so many cans that would probably work great together! Loved your painted beauties!
    xo,
    Lulu

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  6. I happen to think grey is fabulous, especially all of your grey pieces! My current favorite is the buffet with the buttery yellow inside the doors!! LOVES!

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  7. I'm going through a grey phase as well and love it -- each piece is a slightly different shade as I swish all of my little cans of 'oops' paint together. Keeping my fingers crossed I might someday come across a table as awesome as yours. :-)

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  8. I'm so happy to find a fellow crafty Nashvillian! Love your blog. :)

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