Saturday, June 22, 2013

Practicing with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

After attending the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint training in Chicago, I was dying to come home and try out some new techniques. However, I needed to wait for the right pieces. For me, MMS Milk Paint really shines on rustic and primitive pieces. I leave the more formal pieces for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

On Father's Day, I dragged my poor Dad to the flea market. He was such a good sport about it. While shopping, we came across these amazing old door panels:

Perfect for Milk Paint!
I started with Grain Sack which is a very white gray color. I painted one solid coat around the edges and on the raised panel.

There was no chipping so I decided to add my own. I used the Hemp Oil to help force chipping before my next coat of paint. I chose to use Mustard Seed as my second color. It is a lovely color.

The Hemp Oil made certain parts chippy and helped the Mustard Seed paint go on lighter in other areas. This was exactly what I wanted. 

Then I took my sander with 220 grit sand paper and gave the edges a good sand. To seal the piece, I used Hemp Oil and MMS Antiquing Wax.

Here is the finished product:

I just love how these turned out. It is a toss up weather I will keep them or take them to Carter's Cottage.

Here are a few of my other MMS Milk Paint Projects:

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