In celebration, I will be doing TWO Giveaways. One here on my blog, and another hosted by my good friend Danielle at Finding Silver Pennies. It promises to be twice the fun!
Each Giveaway package (worth over $100 each) will include a full sample set of Miss Mustard Seed’s 12 Milk Paint Colors….
* For a chance to win leave a comment on this Giveaway post.
* For a 2nd chance to win comment on the Sea Rose Cottage Facebook Page.
* For a 3rd chance to win, share the Giveaway announcement and let me know you did.
To double your chances…
Visit the Finding Silver Pennies blog & check out Danielle’s latest Milk Paint project!
* For a 4th chance to win leave a comment on her Giveaway post.
* For a 5th chance to win become a follower of her blog.
* For a 6th chance to win visit her Facebook Page and like/comment on her Giveaway post.
Entries must by received by Tuesday, October 16th at midnight EST. The winners will be announced here and at the Finding Silver Pennies Blog on Wednesday, October 17th. Good luck!
A Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Before & After
Now to share my first Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint makeover – an antique spool table.
I bought the table from a friend who had stored it in his garage. He had hoped to restore the wood finish but given the passage of time he was more than pleased for me to take up the challenge.
Luckily, he had stripped off most of the old finish, but the spool legs had some remnants of black paint. I decided to restore the wood finish on the table top and paint out the rest. First I sanded the wood top and then moved on to paint color selection….
Photo Courtesy of Miss Mustard Seed
Once I unpacked the pigmented Milk Paint powder, I could not resist mixing a new color! I combined Flow Blue, Mustard Seed Yellow, and Lucketts Green. Here is the table with its new Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint finish and with the table top sanded.
The first coat of paint was mixed with water and then applied with a brush. The paint took better to some sections of the table than to others. For the second batch I added Bonding Agent to the mixed paint and that did the trick. The paint went on very smoothly and evenly working more like a stain. I loved the luminosity of the color!
Even though I wrote the color formula down, the second batch of paint ended up being a slightly different color than the first so I mixed enough to finish the project. I suppose with the powdered mix it matters how you measure…loosely or tightly packed powder. I just took a relaxed approach and had fun with it.
I used Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax and Antiquing Wax on the painted table base. As the Antiquing Wax was applied, it toned down the bright color working more like a glaze. It was very easy to use!
I used Annie Sloan Dark Soft Wax to stain the newly sanded wood table top. I added a few simple wooden knobs to add interest, staining the unfinished knobs as well.
I love how a fresh coat of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint revived this old spool table while the top remains true to the original (and now restored) wood finish.
Do you have any unfinished furniture projects lurking in your garage? October is a great time to bring them back to life!
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