Hello friends...thanks so much for visiting today.
My post today is a tale of lost innocence...of Milk Paint, that is.
You see , I have never painted with Milk Paint before...
I decided that if The Empty Nest was going to carry
Miss Mustard Seed's
new line of Milk Paint colors, then I should become the best spokesperson possible.
Here is the dresser I chose.
Very well made and with beautiful lines.
However the orangey wood has to go.
Not being a shrinking violet, I chose
a spunky cool red.
Well what do you know....
Marian was right, it does just flake off in spots.
I did not use the bonding agent.
Yeah, I live life on the edge!
After two coats of Milk Paint
some sanding with a sanding sponge
a coat of Miss Mustard Seed's wax
She has a whole new sassy attitude.
So what do you think?
I am really pleased with the results..
I know you are dying to hear my take on Milk Paint.
Amuse me folks..
"Yes Janet...we are dying to hear you opinion!"
Ok...here you go..
1. I will admit the mixing part will take a little bit of getting used to, but it was not rocket science and only took a few minutes.
2. For those wondering how it differs from my beloved Chalk Paint™ decorative paints.
The minute I applied the first brush stroke, I new this was a whole different ballgame.
3. Milk Paint smells different..feels different..reacts to surfaces differently, distresses different....it is simply
I in no way mean that in a negative manner...it's just apples & oranges
4. Two coats covered nicely and I used very little powder. You will get multiple projects per back..easily.
5. I mixed the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint powder with warm water to make a smoother paint.
6. It dried pretty quickly.
7. I was able to get a super smooth feel after sanding..nice.
8. Love how the paint will literally flake off in spots..instant age.
9. Miss Mustard Seed's wax was super easy to apply with a soft cloth and has a nice sheen
(Mr. Secret Agent is beginning to wonder where all his t-shirts are)
10. I buffed 30 minutes later
11. I'm happy
I think Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint is a great option for those of you who love the look of
American Primitive and Folk Art.
I found it more earthy and organic (what the heck does that even mean??).
Marian's colors are beautiful and I found the paint easy to work with.
Almost forgot to add...
no prepping was done to my dresser other than a good cleaning.
So there you have it,
I am a Milk Paint virgin no more.
Have you ever used Milk Paint???
I am looking forward to offering Marian's paint to all my
The Empty Nest
customers as another option for their home decorating needs.
Hopefully I will have Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint on the shelves by August.
Speaking of shelves....
I have less than two weeks till Opening Day!!!!!
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.