Thursday, May 14, 2015

Using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

I have had a load of MMS Milk paint in my cupboard for years - ever since she launched her line. Some of it I have been sent by various retailers and some I bought when I was in the USA. I have used it on a few pieces including this beautiful vintage cupboard that I painted in MMS Tricycle.

I still have some of the paint in the original boxed packaging. When I got it out I was thinking of Marian and her husband boxing it all up so ornately. Such a big effort. no wonder they switched over to the new packaging as it took off in the marketplace.

Recently I felt like doing some different, more rustic pieces, so I checked my stash of paint and found a little sample bag of Layla's Mint that Refinished had sent me. It was the perfect match to the rope on this vintage oak stool. The stool sold to a beautiful lady who bought it in memory of her daughter. I feel very honoured xx

Yesterday I bought a lovely old oak dresser. Initially I thought I'd paint the whole thing but when i picked up the piece and saw the beautiful timber grain I knew I wanted to leave the top timber. I spent a bit of timber sanding off the old varnish and sanding out old marks but the timber grain underneath was worth the effort. I mixed up some MMS Milk Paint in Shutter Grey using a slight bit of bonding agent and painted the piece.  This piece I brought loads of brands to the table. It's painted with MMS Milk Paint, then on the paint I used Porter's Liming wax to create some interest and more variation in the colour, and for the timber top I used ASCP Dark wax. Nothing like using all your products!

The thing that initially attracted me to this piece was the paneling on the sides. I love it and the milk paint did a little crackle and flaking here which in my mind has made it even more perfectly rustic.

This piece sold very quickly on my Instagram/Facebook. I now am on the lookout for more simple pieces like this to fill the backorder :)

Today I'm painting a couple of beautiful mirrors - one plaster and one timber. Both just lovely.


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    1. Thanks Rose. Timber tops and painted bases are pretty special aren't they


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