Vintage Radio Cabinet painted with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Mustard Seed Yellow.
I really like the old radio cabinets. They have so much detail and look great painted and distressed. This one was in pretty rough condition. Some of the veneer was missing on the doors so I peeled off the remaining bits and pieces.
I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Ironstone and mixed some of the Mustard Seed Yellow with it to get two soft yellow colors for the doors. I wanted some contrast there and the slightly creamy color for the doors and the mellow yellow color framing the doors worked out well. The body of the cabinet was painted with the full strength Mustard Seed Yellow. I used a neutral wax to protect the paint finish and also give it a little sheen.
This is the project I posted about yesterday with the hardware issues. The original hardware I selected for this piece just didn’t work out. The radio cabinet has two pulls, one on each door but they are so close to each other that you either have to fill in one hole and not have a pull on it or use two very small pulls or be a little creative. How is that for a run-on sentence!
I chose to be a little creative and finally came up with the French Provincial pulls from my hardware stash. I couldn’t believe how the creamy color of the door and the pulls matched so closely. I used a little key pull on one door and a drop pull on the other.
I’m really happy with my choice.
The paint chipped beautifully. I really like using the putty knife to help flake the paint off. Such a different look from distressing with the sander. A little more work but worth it. The paint on the frame on the outside edge of the door didn’t chip but I knew it wouldn’t. That’s where I peeled off the veneer, so it was basically raw wood with no varnish.
The Junktion Technical Specialist had to do a little work to this piece before I painted it. Some of the radio housing was still in the cabinet and it had to be removed and it was backless so we also cut a back for it. Since the wood was a little rough I put scrapbook paper on the inside back and shelves. A little something extra that adds so much!
Since taking up blogging I have a much greater appreciation for photographers. I have a little point and shoot camera and just take pictures in my workshop. I wish someone had a picture of me and the Junktion Technical Specialist each holding a lamp and me with a camera trying to light the inside of the cabinet so there wouldn’t be any shadows. It was too funny…and didn’t work very well either!
What do you think about the Mustard Seed Yellow?
List of Popular Milk Paint Projects…..
1. My Tricycle Red Cabinet…most viewed and most pinned of my projects on Pinterest.
2. Antique Bed painted Vintage Rose special mix MMS …..a softer look and another fan favorite
3. Boxwood Cedar Chest…..Boxwood over a lighter green original paint and distressed
4. Quirky Table…… with about 6 different milk paint colors layered on
5. Milk Paint and Decoupage Table…..chippy, with fabric decoupage
6. Mustard Seed Yellow Milk Paint Cabinet ….3 different shades of Mustard Seed made by mixing it with MMS Ironstone
7. French Enamel Chest of Drawers….a beautiful turquoise color
8. Hutch painted in Shutter Gray and Tricycle….these two colors compliment each other perfectly
9. Desk in Two-Tone Pink …..this is also a special mix of MMS
10. Painting Tips for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint….things I learned using the paint
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