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Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint display in Shutter Gray and Tricycle

Friday, August 31st, 2012

I’ve just completed my third Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint project.

Three different projects, three totally different reactions to the milk paint. If I had set out to choose three furniture pieces to represent milk paint chippiness or lack of chippiness, I couldn’t have done a better job! My Tricycle Red Cabinet showed just the right amount of chipping for me. The antique table painted Ironstone and Shutter Gray didn’t chip at all.

Now I’ll tell you about this latest project.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

I choose this cabinet thinking it would be nice for my Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint display at the shop. The paint will start shipping to retailers soon, so we’ll see how it works out.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

before

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

I measure the milk paint powder and mix it in a plastic cup using a paint stir stick.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

The ratio of powder to water is 1 part powder to 1¼-1½ water.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

You need to stir for about 5 minutes to get out most of the lumps.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

Okay, this is where it gets sticky!  Basically all the paint chipped off the top of the cabinet. I didn’t want all the paint to chip off.  Soooo, I dedided to paint over the Shutter Gray with Tricycle and see if I could get a two color affect.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

The Tricycle over the Shutter Gray.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

Nope, that didn’t work. All the Tricycle and the Shutter Gray chipped off. This picture doesn’t show the extent of the chipping.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

Let’s try something new. I added bonding reagent to my Tricycle paint. You mix 1part bonding reagent to 2 parts milk paint.

I found out the bonding reagent really bonds!

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

a little chipping on the hutch

 

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

Miss Mustard Seed recommends using a putty knife to gently scrape off the chipping paint. I have to admit to being a little too rough with the putty knife.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

The bonding reagent worked great. I couldn’t get it to come off with an electric sander. There are a few chippy places on the top that I didn’t paint over completely.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

I really love the way the milk paint chipped off the front of the cabinet.

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

 

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

 

 

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

Uh Oh, baby crossing.

painted furniture using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Petticoat Junktion

What I’ve learned about the milk paint. It’s easy to mix, easy to use, covers well, great finish, and you never know if the paint will chip or the degree to which it will chip. It all comes down to the original finish.

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Have you tried Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint?

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,

Kathy

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check out these other 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….you’re already here!!

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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8 Responses

  1. Wow! Has Miss Mustard Seed seen your pieces? You have this down perfectly! Your work is really gorgeous, great job!

  2. [...] favorite Milk Paint projects, Tricycle Red Cabinet, Shutter Gray Hutch, Mustard Seed Yellow [...]

  3. [...] 8. Hutch painted in Shutter Gray and Tricycle….these two colors compliment each other perfectly [...]

  4. [...] 8. Hutch painted in Shutter Gray and Tricycle….these two colors compliment each other perfectly [...]

  5. Michelle says:

    Hi,
    Wow!!!! Ilove what you have done w/the furniture.
    All of the furniture looks awesome.
    I want to try this paint:)
    Thanks for sharing:)
    Michelle

  6. Megan says:

    Did you have to do any prep to the cabinet before painting?

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