I tried ‘Flow Blue‘. Loved it. The color. The paint. Everything about it was awesome. Next I tried ‘Tricycle’. And did some more stenciling. And antiquing. And waxing. And the results were the same. Loved it. I can’t say enough good stuff about Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. It is so much fun to use. The colors are so rich and have such depth. The antiquing wax and furniture wax are so easy to use. The wax has a dry time of 3 to 5 minutes!! And it buffs so easily. Buffing was never my favorite part by any stretch of the imagination. With MMS’s stuff I can actually enjoy the buffing part too. Well, almost enjoy it. I am still glad when that step is all finished.
My potato bin started out with a little boy and girl painted on stained and varnished wood. It was a wedding gift. Several years ago I sanded the painting off and painted the whole thing black. Back in the days when everything around here was getting a coat of black paint. Well, not quite everything but I painted several pieces of furniture black. I am very much over the black phase. And I decided the potato bin was a great piece to try out some Milk Paint.
I painted it with AS chalk paint first because I didn’t want the black coming through if the milk paint chipped. I used Paris Grey chalk paint. Then it sat in my kitchen for a couple of weeks till I got back to my painting projects. There were a couple of spots of oil dripped on the front cover and on the very top. Those places the milk paint chipped quite nicely!
I get so excited when the milk paint does its chippy thing! So cool.
I added the No.3 stencil to the front of the bin and distressed it. 3 is one of my favorite numbers to detail with. I have 3 girls
The flower stencil I really didn’t have planned. Where the 2 flowers are stenciled together there was a large spot that chipped off. I wasn’t in love with the look of just one spot like that but I couldn’t get the paint to sand off in other spots to make it suit me. (I need new sandpaper) Emma wanted me to use the flower stencil that was sent as a free gift with the stuff I won from Royal Design Studio. So I followed her advice and used the flower to cover the spot I didn’t like. And then I added a couple more just for good measure. It doesn’t necessarily look like something I would pick but it was a fun use of stencils and it’s cute. And I have to add that ‘Tricycle’ is the best shade of red I’ve seen in a long time! I used the antiquing wax and MMS’s furniture wax too. All great products.
What do you think?
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