milk paint madness

On Monday I mentioned that I was headed to a retailer workshop for Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint.  And boy did it deliver!  My mind is in overdrive.  Seriously, I couldn’t sleep.  I just want to go paint.  And I will as soon as I’m finished with this post.  I stockpiled a few “raw” pieces in anticipation of going mad for milk paint this week.

Lucketts Green crackle over Typewriter
Lucketts Green crackle over Typewriter

A few things to note that may be of interest to you if you are using milk paint or considering it…hand mixers are out and I will have them on shelves in just a few weeks.  They are low-cost and are an easy way to mix paint.  I know that mixing the paint can be intimidating to a newbie.  This is probably the simplest and quickest way to get a nice even mix.  You can also refer to my step by step tutorial on mixing here.


I love the newest color, Apron Strings, which is scheduled to be released later this season.  Expect to see it in November.  Bold colors are appealing to me and this one has already proven its versatility.  It can be darkened as pictured below for a warm, fall or winter look.  Here it is layered over another soon-to-be released color called Curio which is like a walnut.  Curio makes a great base color.  There is also antiquing wax over this combo to increase the warmth.

Apron Strings over Curio with antiquing wax
Apron Strings over Curio with antiquing wax

However, Apron Strings can be paired with beachy blues and white wax for a summer look.  Can’t. Wait.  Get excited, friends!

The third newest color to be released is called Trophy.  It is a true gray or pewter.  Here I experimented with it under Ironstone.  This is a very soft and beautiful combination.  I am looking forward to using Trophy as a stand alone color for a more modern look.  Gray is so on trend at the moment.

Ironstone over Trophy
Ironstone over Trophy

With the addition of those 3 new colors (Apron Strings, Curio & Trophy), that will round out the current MMS collection to 18 colors.  But the options for custom mixing colors is pretty much endless!

Hometalk asked me to put together an inspiration board featuring milk paint projects.  Check out a few of my favorites bellow!  You can see each project source by clicking through to the clipboard.

HOMETALK MILK PAINTWhat are you considering painting?  Do you have a color in mind?
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9 thoughts on “milk paint madness

  1. I got a great little hutch on craigslist that I’ve been biting at the chomp to get started on. I’m going to do the outside with ironstone and the inside with artissimo.

  2. Did you get a chance to work with the white wax? I’m very intrigued about it. I am contemplating painting a cool side board I picked up at good will in shutter gray and using the white wax over it for that beachy look. Interested in your thoughts!

  3. Hi! I was wondering if you’ll be having any future workshops in doylestown,pa!? I love your work, so beautiful.

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