I am so excited to share with you my first experience using Miss Mustard Seed (MMS) Milk Paint. Though I’ve been painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) and my Homemade Chalk Paint for quite awhile now I had never tried MMS until this past summer. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to try it but just that it wasn’t available in a shop anywhere near my home.
So a couple of months ago when I went online . . . ONCE AGAIN . . . to see where MMS Milk Paint was available, and when I found it in a city less than twenty miles away, I hit the road!
This is the little side table that I wanted to try this fantastic new paint on. A friend picked it up from the junk pile at a funeral parlor. Can you believe they were going to throw this away? It was in really good shape and the color was okay but I really, really, really wanted to try MMS’s Kitchen Scale. That’s the name of a color in case you were wondering.
THIS is Kitchen Scale . . . beautiful color doncha’ think? Now while the color is amazing the most wonderful thing about MMS milk paint is that you NEVER KNOW how your painted piece is going to turn out. It is always a surprise and . . . YES . . . I love surprises! So I painted it on and waited as patiently as I could to see what would happen. Would it grab all the paint color and remain this beautiful clear blue color or would it do that funny thing that thing it is sometimes known to do, and begin to bubble and peel? Fortunately the paint began to bubble in several places. I say “fortunately” because that is exactly what I was hoping for!
Once the first coat was dry I painted a second coat which caused a little more of the bubbling effect. Then I took a scraper to the chippy places and gently scraped off the excess paint, lightly sanded the chipped edges and then sealed it all with soft wax, which stops the chipping process. I love chippy furniture and with this paint there is no need to figure out where to use the sanding block to get the best distressed look. The paint does it for you.
The table top wasn’t a beautifully grained piece of wood so I decided to paint it with ASCP Old White and then applied a graphic that I purchased online using my favorite METHOD for transferring typography onto wood. I finished it off with clear wax with just a dab of dark wax added. I did use my sanding sponge on the top to distress the edges.
One final thing I added was the lion’s head pulls that I found at a local antique store. They were all slightly different colors so I spray painted them with Rustoleum’s Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
I took this Funeral Parlor Table turned Sweet Frenchy Table to the Queen Bee French Flea Market last month and she sold right away. I was a wee bit sad but I didn’t really have room for any more furniture in my own home! This is a color I use in my home a LOT though so I may be repainting something I already have in the near future. Who knows, Mr. OTN may come home to another surprise. I think he loves surprises too!
I’ve used many different types of paints on the furniture I’ve painted and I tend to paint and even repaint a piece until I get it just PERFECT! Of course “perfect” to me is usually very unique and very, very imperfect. I’m so happy to have a new type of paint to use on future projects and I do believe I will be using MMS paints a LOT! What about you? Do you like surprises? Have you tried MMS Milk Paint? Do you have a favorite color? I’d love to hear about your experience 🙂
P.S. In case you were wondering, Marion (Miss Mustard Seed) is not paying me to write about her paint line. This post simply reflects my pure unadulterated love of MMS Milk Paint!