Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Project
I did a post last week on my Boxwood Cedar Chest and I promised to give you some tips on how to achieve this look.
Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint comes in powder form and is mixed with water for painting furniture, cabinets, decks, fencing, etc. Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil used on raw or stained wood and Milk Painted surfaces gives a nice water-resistant protective finish.
My cedar chest/coffee table ready for the makeover.
Hemp Oil can also be used as a paint resist. That means when I rubbed a little Hemp Oil in strategic places on the cedar chest before I painted it, the new coat of Milk Paint would sand off or rub off easily where I applied the Hemp Oil.
This is how the MMS Milk Paint looks before mixing with water.
Mix the paint with water when you are ready to start the project. I used ½ cup of dry powder for this project. The ratio of powder to water is 1 part powder to 1¼ part water. Stir the paint for a few minutes then let sit for a few minutes then stir some more. You may still have a few small lumps but they will brush out as you paint.
It normally takes two coats of paint but I only used one coat and the coverage was great. I don’t know if it’s because the paint is dark or because the chest was a pale green to start with. You notice I didn’t cover every bit of the chest. Since I was distressing and chipping this piece anyway why cover every inch and waste paint!! I even had paint left over……I can usually paint 3 or 4 furniture pieces with one box of powder. Of course, it all depends on the size of the furniture.
My favorite part of the MMS Milk Paint process is using a paint scrapper for the distressing. Run your paint scraper along the edges where you want the paint to come off. If you want a lot of the paint to come off then get a little rough with the scraper . Do the same thing with the scraper anywhere the paint is peeling or loose.
The back of the cedar chest was just straight and plain so I added a little wood detail.
I love the feminine details on the front and also the Boxwood color.
I think it’s my new favorite color!
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