As you may have seen from previous posts, I’ve been trying my hand at milk paint recently… like the real deal milk paint… Miss Mustard Seed, to be specific. I have a serious love/hate relationship with this product. The consistency is very different from other paints I’ve used, such as Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint and General Finishes Milk Paint (which isn’t actually a true milk paint, but I’ll save that for another post). True milk paint is thinner, runnier and super unpredictable!
The application process is where my real disdain for milk paint comes into play. In my opinion, it looks flat out horrible until about coat #3. It simply doesn’t provide the instant gratification of thicker paints and every time I use it I almost give up!
I get to the finished product. This is where the real LOVE takes center stage. The finished product is always beautiful and the colors are to die for! Miss Mustard Seed has really nailed it with her color palette. The perfectly muted shades lend themselves well to vintage pieces and have a real heirloom quality about them. Plus, if desired, a good amount of chippiness can be obtained, which never hurts 😉
Soooo… why are you blabbing on and on about this you ask? Well, because I just finished up this little cutie of a table (with some milk paint of course) and it is fresh on my mind! The shape of this side table was pretty adorable on its own, it simply needed a little dusting and a touch of paint. For this piece, I painted 3 coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Mustard Yellow Milk Paint, and finished with some light distressing and a coat of Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax. I just love how it turned out!