A special little package arrived on my doorstep the other day.
It was as exciting as a delivery from the stork! Our retailer’s sample kit of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint — three samples of my friend Marian’s much-anticipated paint, plus some crackling medium, wax, bonding agent and hemp oil. Heaven in a box.
Our kit included Tricycle, Ironstone and Shutter Gray, and after this preview we can’t wait to see the nine other colors of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.
I didn’t wait long before I started mixing up some of this gorgeous paint. It really is simple to use. Measure our your paint, add water in the right proportions, stir (or shake) and dip a brush in.
I chose Tricycle red for my first project, this wooden child’s school chair.
I loved this true red color the first time I saw it on Marian’s blog and even more when I saw it in person at Lucketts.
Because my little wooden chair was old and well worn, I didn’t add the bonding agent to the milk paint. (The bonding agent helps the milk paint adhere better to finished surfaces.) The stained wood surface of my chair just soaked in the red pigment, but two coats was all it took to get the coverage I wanted. (This stuff goes on quickly and dries quickly, too, so I was able to finish this chair in an afternoon.)
A little red chair would have been nice, but as is usually my habit, I wanted to add a little something else to make it even more special.
Well, inspiration was staring me right in the face.
What would make a Tricycle red chair perfect? A tricycle, of course.
I made a tricycle stencil out of vinyl using my Silhouette Cameo.
I stuck it down to the seat of my chair. Then, I filled in the image in Ironstone, a creamy white the color of antique ironstone dishes.
I finished the chair by distressing it heavily with sand paper, removing part of the paint and scratching parts of the surface to give it an old and authentic look. The milk paint didn’t really chip in this instance, so I had to nudge the distressing along. I finished with a coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint wax and hemp oil.
I’m officially in love with this chair and with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.
We’ll be getting our initial inventory of this paint in very soon — within the next two weeks, we hope. It is available for presale now through our online store, and we’ll also be selling it at our retail location inside Golden Antiques in Summerfield, N.C.
We are carrying the entire line of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint — all 12 colors — plus furniture finishing wax, bonding agent, hemp oil and crackling medium.
And don’t forget about our upcoming Milkpaint Masterpieces linky party.
We party at the following places: