MMS’s Boxwood Chair

Using up the last little bit of the first envelope of Miss Mustard Seed’s Boxwood milk paint, I mixed a scant 4 tablespoons in water in such a not-so-fancy container!

Stir, stir, stir to get it mixed!

Stir, stir, stir to get it mixed!

The chair is cleaned and not very pretty in this shot::


The paint is on and this is definitely the not-so-pretty stage!

IMG_2651-001Ta-da!  Distressed, chippy-ness and hemp oil to finish!


I LOVE MMS’s Milk Paint!

Joining Charm Bracelet Diva{At Home} and Vintage Charm Link Party #14

Now, That’s Some Chippy Paint!!

I have told you all before how much I love Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint but it had never really chipped for me like I had seen on other pages and pieces of furniture.  Until Saturday, that is!  Take one really old brown dresser and mix up some milk paint….




It was going to be Luckett’s Green but I didn’t have quite enough to measure a half cup so I added some Boxwood to make up the difference.  Then I mixed and stirred and shook and began to paint.  Nothing really happened until I applied the second coat Sunday morning and then WOW!



My husband pointed out one of the drawers was really chipping and so it was!  When I lightly sanded the rest of the piece more chippy goodness showed up  (Only once did I say to myself “stop!”.  We then varnished the piece and here she is:



I have been guilty in the past of sanding a bit too much and prepping a bit too much but this time I told myself – the finish is worn and it’s fairly clean so stop here!  What happens, happens.  Boy howdy did it ever and I am thrilled!

Sharing with VIllabarnes and Vintage Inspiration Party  #203

and with Donna at Funky Junk Interiors

A new vintage dresser in GF’s Millstone

I love chalk paint – we all do –  but I also love General Finishes’ Milk Paint – this color is MIllstone which we chose to offset the gorgeous handles on this dresser.  (The last time I featured a piece done in their milk paint the company called to see if we wanted to stock it – very flattering but not feasible at this time.)


This is a lovely vintage dresser that I bought the second I saw it even with the tired, scratched finish – yep, the handles got me and the rest didn’t matter.  Upon further investigation, I fell in love with the lines, the drawers – one has a removable change holder and one is deep with cedar lining – and as always, the wooden casters and the craftsmanship.  No markings as to who made it – too bad.  (I try to have the hubby double check me so that I don’t buy a huge “project” but this one was loaded before he even saw it – he grumbled a little until he unloaded it and then agreed it was a good purchase!)


Lovely hardware!


Beautiful lines!

A little styling – needs a lamp!

Both hubby and I agree we love this milk paint – it covers beautifully, goes on like “butta” and waxes to a soft sheen.  We will continue to use it!

More Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Projects

Found these chairs at a local garage sale earlier this summer and decided to turn them into planter chairs because it was hard enough to get the broken caning out and I certainly don’t have the time to teach myself to cane right now.  They are old, cool and VERY sturdy!  Standing up to the weather (and bird droppings nicely!)

One is painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s Luckett’s Green and the other in Boxwood-both fabulous greens! They are clear coated  with spray shellac.  Hubby made a planter holder of chicken wire and then went shopping for planters which were dwindling in stock at the time.  They look great together though.




Luckett's Green - check out the details!

Luckett’s Green – check out the details!


New Black Vanity in the shop

Found this piece while in Sherwood with our daughter recently doing some garage-saling. (Is that a word?)  Loved the lines and the hardware which hubby says is made in Germany.  Wish we had the key!

This piece was to have been a different color until we realized that  candle wax residue was bleeding thru the lighter paint.   We opened my brand new can of General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and off we went.  I think the color really showcases the almost jewelry like drawer pulls.  Certainly was easy to paint and sealed the residue away from the finish.  Love the lines and the curves and the mirror and the three drawers and…..


IMG_9363 IMG_9374 IMG_9375Really love the new black paint too!

Sharing with:  Savvy Southern Style and Miss Mustard Seed