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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