big red

I dabbled with Miss Mustard Seed’s new milk paint line again which is set to be launched later this summer. This time I used Tricycle which is the name of the bold red in the line.

I started with an antique oak dresser that looked like this.  Missing hardware and lots of scuffs.

I really love a solid oak piece and sometimes have a hard time painting oak.  Specifically I love the grain of the wood.  I wasn’t a fan of the the color and condition of this finish though so I found a happy middle.  I was able to preserve the grain of the wood by using just one coat of milk paint.  By mixing bit of a watery consistency with the milk paint powder, the red paint really seeped into the grain highlighting the grooves of the oak wood.

The milk paint did its thing just a little bit and subtly chipped away in a few places.

I was able to use the original brass knobs on the top drawers and added new brass pulls to the other drawers.

The dresser was finished with the wax that complements the milk paint in Miss Mustard Seed’s line.  I love this wax.  It goes on like a moisturizer.

I can’t wait for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint to officially be on the market.  It is fun and easy to work with.  I will be stocking it in my shop and online.  Let me know if you want to pre-order some!

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13 thoughts on “big red

  1. Ohh how gorgeous this is! I am a big fan of milk paint, and if it is red, its even better…You mentioned preordering milk paint..how can I do that? Can you possibly send me some info?

    • Hi Denise – yes, I love the red too! I am working on getting my website finalized for selling the milk paint. It should launch in about a month. At this point, I am keeping a list of who wants what products. Once it ships to me I will get in touch to finalize the order with you so I can send it right out when it is here. The milk paint is $22 and shipping should be $5. Do you want me to put you down for Tricycle?

      Thanks, Dana

      • Hi Dana,
        That is great news! Looking forward to try it on! I just painted something red with chalk paint, so to spice things up, I want to get the Luckett Green. Can you add me to the list with that one please?

        Thanks, Denise

  2. What an awesome colour choice!! I too am a fan of natural wood – more specifically pine as I love the way it ages on it’s own with natural light. But oak, go to town! What a great job on that dresser.

  3. Wow. That is beautiful! I love that color. Great vignette as well. I only have one thing I would change (sorry, I’m not bashing. It really is beautiful) The keyhole covers. I think if they were polished to their natural gold sheen, it would look stunning against the red. Sorry. No offense meant.

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