Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Whimsical Makeover: The Farmhouse Bench/Table

I recently attended a training for the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint given by the makers of the paint, Homestead House Paint Co.

I didn't know quite what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how nice and welcoming the company was. I was happy to be learning from the experts and was pleased to know that it was a wonderful company be associated with. 

It was a lovely day of learning, asking questions, painting and great food. 

I was excited to come home and get painting right away. This is definitely a paint that takes some practice. I don't feel confidant giving tips or suggestions yet but I hope to in the near future. I have several MMS Milk Paint projects lined up. 

Here is my "after training" piece:

This is a small farmhouse bench/coffee table that fits the old world style of milk paint.  I used MMSMP in Kitchen Scale. It is an AMAZING color! I loved the richness of it. For this piece, I mixed 1/3 cup paint to 1/3 cup water. It covered in easily in 1 coat with just a few touch ups with the 2nd coat. I added no bonding agent because I wanted it to chip... It didn't chip. 

That is the tricky part about Milk Paint. It doesn't always do what you want it to do. However, with a bit of sanding, the piece turned out great! I sealed it with Hemp oil as the finishing step.

I highly recommend that you talk to an expert before you try this paint. There are a lot of variables with this paint.  You will appreciate the advise. 

I have another project planned with this paint for today. I'd better get painting. :)

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  1. Nice job! It turned out beautifully!

  2. Ive heard that if you give it a coat of chalk paint, then put hempseed where u want it to chip then coat w the milk paint, itll chip. I havent tried this yet but was told by a local stockist. :)

    1. Sabrina,
      It's funny you say this. This is a technique that I used on something for a blog post tomorrow. I used a coat of Milk paint as my bottom layer and then added hemp oil. Worked like a charm. Keep you eye out for that post.


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