I thought I would share with you my first experience with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk paint. I ordered the Sample Pack offered to potential vendors. It came with Tricycle Red, Shutter Gray and Ironstone.
I thought the Ironstone would be a great color for this little oak dresser I purchased.
Other than some bubbling veneer on top, this dresser was in great shape.
Milk paint comes in a powdered form and needs to be mixed with warm water. I started out by mixing up a portion of the bag using the package directions and stirred it with a popsicle stick. The package directions call for 1-1/2 parts water to 1 part paint. After several coats, I realized that, for me, this ratio was much too thin. It was taking too many coats and was going on really thin. I ended up mixing the rest of the bag with a 50/50 ratio of paint mix to water and mixed it up with my immersion blender. This was a much thicker coat of paint. I gave it two more coats with the thicker blend. In total it required 5 coats of paint, but that’s probably because the first 3 were too thin. I know.. I know…why did it take me 3 coats to figure that out?!!
I loved how it naturally chipped and peeled! I lightly sanded the whole piece to get all the flakes off and then waxed it liberally.
I replaced the brass hardware with glass pulls.
I’m REALLY happy with how this turned out and I loved how the milk paint “did its thing” by chipping and peeling and giving it a naturally aged look. I wish I had this paint for the other projects in this bedroom makeover….to be revealed soon!
Bye from the bungalow,