Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - 1st time!
Hello there and Happy Wednesday. So, I had the opportunity to take a 3 hour class on Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Fair Oaks at The Treasured Home. It was a wonderful class and the owner (Barbara) and her husband were wonderful. She gave us tons of tips
and I highly recommend her classes! The class also came with lunch, and it was delish! http://www.thetreasuredhome.com/
This was my very first time using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint so, I took quite a few pictures of my first piece, so that it might help you understand how MM Milk Paint worked for me. I took the class with some wonderful women that are also dealers/vendors at Secondhand Rose, in Lodi CA.
I used a simple and plain cupboard door, and am still deciding exactly what I am going to do with it. But, it will end up in my booth. :)
The first thing I did was clean my door.
I chose to use "LUCKETTS GREEN". So we mixed the powder (I did not use the bonding agent). We used a mason jar to mix...which made it super easy.
I poured my mixed paint into a bigger container just so the paint brush would easily fit in.
Here's a picture of the group and all our pieces. This class was so fun and informative!
Here's what my door looked like after 2 coats of paint. I only waited about 5 minutes in between coats. The paint is still wet in this picture.
I then used the MMS Antiquing Wax...Love Love this wax! It is seriously like a smooth luxurious spa lotion! It even smells good. I used the dark wax, and lightly applied it with a cheapo brush...then promptly wiped it and buffed the door out.
I felt like the door needed a little something else, so I used Rub&Buff, Gold Leaf...I had never even heard of this amazing product before this class..but I am in love, now! I gently applied the R&B around the inside edges of the door. I then went over it gently with the dark wax again to soften it a little.
This is what my door looks like now...I am thinking of adding another knob on the other side to match and put picture wire on the back. I think it would be adorable in a bathroom or kitchen.
Or...add a pull (French Provencial- black) on each side and sell it as a tray.
What do you think??
Here are the colors currently available in MMS Milk Paint, and they are available at Secondhand Rose @ 14 N School Street, Lodi Ca
I really didn't expect to like Milk Paint, I make my own Chalk Paint and love it...I am also not a huge fan of the chippy look...I prefer more of a naturally distressed look. But I fell in love. There is so much you can do with Milk Paint, and I can't wait to do my next piece!
I hope this helps, now get a piece of furniture and get to painting! ;)
Thank you for reading and I love comments!