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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT | furniture wax vs. hemp oil

I have received a bunch of questions lately about Furniture Wax and Hemp Oil, the difference between the two and how I choose which one to use, so I thought it was time to write a post about it.  Let’s dive right in.

Furniture Wax

Why I started using it…

I read an article about finishing painted furniture with wax a few years ago, so I went to the hardware store and bought a can of Johnson’s Paste Wax.  That was really the only wax I was familiar with, so I started using it on some of my painted and stained pieces.  I had a few problems with it.  It was very stinky and the consistency made it difficult to move well on a piece of furniture.  I also couldn’t get it into fine nooks and crannies of pieces.  So, I started looking for other types of wax and found BriwaxFiddes & SonsHannantsHowards and Mylands.  Wax was giving me the buttery soft, matte finish I had previously been looking for in all the wrong places (polycrylic, wipe-on poly, etc.)  I started using it on all of my furniture pieces and never looked back.

When I came out with my own line of milk paint, I knew I wanted to carry a wax with the line.  Fortunately, Homestead House, the Canadian company that manufactures MMSMP, had a relationship with an amazing wax company who now makes the Furniture Wax and other waxes that are sold with my line.


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When to use it…

You can use it anytime you want to add a topcoat to a piece with a porous surface.  You do not need to use wax over a piece with a satin, semi-gloss, or gloss finish.  Those paints can hold up fine on their own and any wax applied will just sit on top of the surface, not really serving a purpose.  Applying wax to a porous surface like flat latex, flat acrylic, milk paint, raw wood, stained wood, etc. is key.  It is absorbed into the pores of the surface, creating a hard and durable finish.

You can basically use any brand of wax over any brand of paint, so just figure out the combination that you like.

How to apply it…

Wax can be applied with a brush…

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…or a cloth.

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I know that wax brushes are all the rage (I’m coming out with one of my own in fact), but you don’t have to strictly use a wax brush to apply wax.  These brushes are well suited to the task because they have natural bristles and a lot of them!  They hold a lot of wax and are ideal for spreading it and getting it into the details of a piece.  If you don’t have one of these brushes, though, you can use an old paint brush that has bushy bristles.  That will do the trick.  For a cloth, make sure it’s a lint-free cotton cloth.

With both types of applications, only apply a very thin layer of wax.  I know, especially with the brushes, it’s easy to load the brush with a huge glob of wax, but that’s going to give you headaches.  If your wax is smeary, smudgy, sticky to the touch, hazy, etc. you have applied too much.  Massage the wax into the surface as you would apply lotion to your hands.  This will also give you a nice and even finish.

The more coats of wax you apply and the more you buff it, the shinier it will get.

Drying time, durability & care…

Wax should feel dry to the touch just after it’s applied and rubbed into the surface.  It’s okay if it feels slightly waxy or a little cold, but it shouldn’t feel sticky or wet.  You can start using the piece right away, but give it a full 30 days to cure.  During the cure time, just be gentle with it.  For cleaning, I just dry dust it with a cloth or scrub it with a wet cloth for dried on yogurt, oatmeal and the like.  The thing I love most about wax is that you can simply reapply it if a piece starts looking tired or gets scratched.  Lightly sand it with some steel wool, apply another coat, buff it and you have a new finish in about 15 minutes.  You can’t do that with poly!

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The downsides to wax…

As I unfortunately learned one year at the Lucketts Antique Market, wax is sensitive to heat.  Just like crayons left in a car, a wax finish will melt in intense sun or heat.  For that reason, it’s not a good option to use on pieces if you sell them outside or are going to put them on a sun porch, etc.  It’ll do fine with some sunshine on it through a window or sitting near a radiator, as long as it doesn’t get too hot.  Keep this in mind if the piece will be stored in a truck or storage unit that isn’t climate controlled.  This is true of all brands of waxes, by the way.

The other downside is that it does take some muscle to do all of the applying and buffing.  I’ve gotten used to it, but it can be a lot  on the biceps!

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Hemp Oil

Why I started using it…

Homestead House introduced this product to me as their favorite finish for milk paint.  I had never even heard of Hemp Oilbefore and it took me a while to really “get it.”  I started using it to test it out to see if I wanted to carry it under my brand.  I loved the fact that it was easy to apply, virtually odor free and was 100% natural.  I knew a finish like that would be important for those who wanted to use milk paint because it’s all natural.  Once I decided to make it a part of the line, I felt like I needed to use it, even though I had a preference for wax.

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Then, I had the wax-melting experience at the Lucketts Antique Market.  Hmmm…time to get to know Hemp Oil a lot better.  I used it on all of my painted pieces last year and fell more in love with it.  The ease of application, the beautiful finish and the durability sold me on it.

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 When to use it…

 Hemp Oil can be used as a top coat and, like wax, is best on porous surfaces, so it can penetrate the surface instead of just hanging out on top.  If you use Hemp Oil as a topcoat, that is all you need.  You don’t have to put something else on top of it.

 It is also awesome at reviving wood that is dried out, water damaged and has lost its luster.  Again, the surface needs to be porous to work.  It’s not going to do much for a poly finish that looks tired.

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 How to apply Hemp Oil…

For a while, I applied it with a cloth, but I have started using a brush in recent months.  I feel like it’s a little faster and works the oil in a bit better, but a cloth will certainly do the trick and is probably better for large, flat surfaces.  You just wipe it on, let it soak in and then wipe away the excess.

It can also be used to “wet sand” a piece.  I just learned this technique at the retailer’s training in Baltimore and it rocked my world.  Brush on some oil, then sand with some fine sand paper.  Wipe away the excess oil with a cloth.  You can either sand to smooth or sand to distress with this technique and the result is a buttery smooth finish.

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 Hemp Oil provides a matte, almost satin finish, but the level of sheen increases with each coat.   I usually just apply one coat on the body of pieces and two coats on the tops for a little added durability.  The key with Hemp Oil, though, is to only apply what the surface will absorb.  If you apply too many coats, the oil will just sit on top.  There’s no harm if that happens, but you have to wipe the excess oil away and it’s a bit of a waste.

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Drying Time, Care & Durability…

Hemp oil dries to the touch very quickly, because it’s absorbed into the finish.  In other terms, it’s sort of the difference between lotion (Hemp Oil & Wax) and nail polish (latex, acrylic, poly, etc.)  While the oil is dry to the touch, it does need about 30 days to fully cure.  You can use the piece during this period, but it might feel a little oily to the touch while it’s curing.

I care for it the same way I do the waxed pieces.  Just a dry cloth for dusting and a damp cloth if something is being stubborn.  If the finish looks tired or is marred, I just rub on another coat of Hemp Oil (and wet sanding would be a great idea here, too.)

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 The downsides to Hemp Oil…

I haven’t tried painting over a piece that has cured Hemp Oil on it, but I’m guessing that might be a little tricky.  Some sanding and a bonding primer may be in order, but I’m not really sure.  I’ll have to let you know when I try it or hear from someone who has.

The other downside, if it really is one, is that it doesn’t have anything added to it.  It’s just oil, so it doesn’t have the “solids” and other things that make a finish feel hard to the touch.  A Hemp Oil finish doesn’t feel as hard as a wax or poly finish, but it is working and is very durable.  So, this isn’t really a negative, but something you need to expect and get used to.

So, which is better and which do you use when?

This is totally a preference thing.  I use both and love both.  I use Hemp Oil when I know a piece will be exposed to heat, so I don’t have to worry about melting.  I use wax when I’m just in the mood to use wax!  So, you’re really going to have to answer this question for yourself.  You may find you prefer one over the other or you like something else entirely!

I hope explaining the differences will help you decide.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT | painting with white

When I see someone who doesn’t know what color to paint something, they almost always default to white.  It’s neutral.  It’s easy.

Right?

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I will admit that it is hard to go wrong with white.  I love white and mix a lot of different whites in my home.  All three of the whites from the MMS Milk Paint line are represented.

Ironstone on the dining table base and chairs…

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Linen on the jelly cupboard…

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…and Grain Sack on the 1800’s marble-topped dresser and Gustavian sofa frame to point out a few.

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So, I’m a fan.

But, white is actually one of the hardest colors to paint with.  

It doesn’t matter what kind of paint it is, white just doesn’t cover as well and almost always requires more coats.  This is especially true with milk paint, since it’s thinner than modern paints.  

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Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years when it comes to working with white paint…

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If it’s your first time painting ever, I would suggest starting with a white that is slightly off white.  That little bit of color can make a big difference in coverage and ease of use. In the MMSMP line, I would suggest Grain Sack, which has gray undertones or Marzipan, which has warm almond undertones.

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Another option…  If you want better coverage, but a bright white finish, paint the first coat with an off white or even a mid-tone gray, yellow, green, pale pink or blue and then finish with a bright white.  You’ll find that a base coat of a pale color with help the white cover better, with fewer coats.

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   If you’re using a liquid paint, like latex, oil, enamel, acrylic, chalk-type, etc, I would suggest using a primer under white.  It’s not so much for adhesion, but for better coverage.  It’s not always necessary, but if you’re changing a piece from dark wood or red paint to white, it’ll save you some time and money.

I’ve said it a lot, but use a good brush, roller or applicator pad.  It doesn’t seem like it would make much of a difference, but you will get better coverage and less streaks with quality tools.

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If you are working with milk paint, mix it a little bit thicker than other colors and let it sit a little longer before use (30 minutes or so), to allow the limestone to fully absorb the water.  You’ll end up with a smoother finish and fewer coats.

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Lastly, since you know you might be in for more coats, make sure you buy a little more paint than you think you need.  You’ll be glad you did, so you don’t run out mid-project!

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And, speaking of whites, I just developed a yummy new white for the MMSMP line.  I’m hoping to launch it in January along with a couple other colors.  More on that soon…

MISS MUSTARD SEED’S MILK PAINT ON INSTAGRAM

So many beautiful Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint pieces on Instagram! Check out just a few lovelies!

We’d love to see what you’re doing on Instagram. Don’t forget to use #iheartmilkpaint #mmsmilkpaint #mmsmp so we can feature your pieces!!

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How Much Does MMS Milk Paint Cover?

Have you ever been at your local MMSMP retailer and wondered which sized pouch you should purchase for your project?  Because Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is a powdered paint that is mixed with water, having a rough idea of the amount of paint that you’ll need to mix to get you started is very helpful!  So let’s talk about the coverage of MMS Milk Paint and help you get a better feel for how much you’ll need for your next project!

Before we talk about specific amounts to mix, let’s discuss four factors that can impact the coverage you’ll experience with Milk Paint.  

COLOR

The color you choose directly impacts how much paint you may need to mix.  It’s a well-known fact that lighter colors tend to need more coats to get full coverage while darker colors need less.  For example, two coats of our soft black, Typewriter, will cover like a dream while you may find that you’ll need three coats of Ironstone or Linen to get the same level of coverage. 

Farmhouse White offers the best coverage of the whites in our collection. 

As you can see in the photo above, there are some spots along the little table on the left that appear more transparent than the cupboard on the right.  While Miss Mustard Seed was perfectly happy with the coverage on her table (and we think it looks beautiful as well) some painters may want a third coat of paint to get a brighter white finish.

There is a trick to helping reduce the amount of coats of white you may need, and it involves the grays in our line.  If you paint a coat of gray first (such as Shutter Gray, Trophy, or Schloss), it will reduce the amount of subsequent coats of white you’ll need.  Painting gray first gives your piece a neutral base and helps to cover dark wood or paint better than white. 

 

CONSISTENCY

Because Milk Paint can be mixed to different consistencies, a thinner paint won’t have the same coverage as a thicker paint.  For the best coverage, we recommend mixing one part powder to one part paint.  That means you add the same amount of powder as you do water.  For example, if you measure out 1/4 cup of paint, then add 1/4 cup of water to your cup.  This basic ratio will provide you with the ideal consistency and provide you with lovely coverage. 

Although it does the trick 99% of the time,  every now and then your Milk Paint will mix thick or thin, even if you stick to the one to one ratio.  In those cases, all that is needed is to add a bit more powder or water to get the right consistency.  We recommend you aim for the viscosity of melted ice cream.  If the Milk Paint flows off of a stir stick in a nice steady stream, you’ve got the right mix!  Milk Paint will always be thinner than modern paints on the market, but it will still be creamy when properly mixed.  (That’s the powdered milk protein, or casein, doing its job!) 

If it’s chunky and lumpy, keep stirring and add a little water.  If it’s drippy and thin like skim milk, add a little more powder.  Don’t stress about this step!  If you can mix hot chocolate, boxed brownie mix, or have ever made pancakes, you can mix Milk Paint!    

Remember that the majority of pieces require two coats of paint.  The first coat of Milk Paint will look streaky, uneven, and…well…ugly!  That’s completely normal, so don’t be disheartened when you step back and your dresser looks like this:

Or this:

A second coat of paint will make a world of difference.  Take this piece for example.  Can you see how much better the second coat looks?

Again, the key to getting this kind of coverage is mixing your Milk Paint to a creamy consistency.

SURFACE

It goes without saying that some pieces paint up faster and require less coats of paint than others.  Raw wood soaks up Milk Paint like a champ, so two coats is typical for a piece that does not have any pre-existing finish.  Heavily knotted woods, such as pine, can lead to bleed through and may require you to seal the knots, adding to the coats of paint you’ll need.  But for the most part, raw wood is ideal for Milk Paint coverage!

Dark wood pieces may require more coats of paint, especially if you’re using a lighter color, such as Grain Sack or Farmhouse White.  

This antique display case required three coats of Farmhouse White when Miss Mustard Seed painted it back in 2016.  She could have gotten away with two, but she wanted really good coverage. 

It paid off, wouldn’t you say?

Here’s another piece that required three coats of Milk Paint.  This workbench was extremely dark and dingy when Miss Mustard Seed brought it to her old Pennsylvania studio.

She mixed a custom color of five parts Grain Sack to one part Trophy, and it took three full coats to get it to this stage:

Even though this piece was dry wood, and the existing finish on it wasn’t very glossy or shiny, it started off very dark, which equated to more coats of a lighter color to fully cover the piece.  once again, it definitely paid off!

PAINTING TECHNIQUE

The last aspect that impacts how well your Milk Paint will cover is the technique you use to paint.  Everyone has their own style of painting, so there will naturally be slight variations from one person to the next.  Some of you may be more heavy-handed when applying your paint, and you may load up your brush more so than another.  We recommending loading your brush up about 1/4 of the way, kind of like this:

Or this:

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Basically, try to avoid “dunking” your brush all the way in like a cookie in a glass of milk!

So now that you know a bit more about all of the different factors that can impact the coverage of your Milk Paint, let’s talk about figuring out how much paint you should mix to cover different sized projects.  These amounts are how much Milk Paint you’ll need total to complete a particular project.  (Again, these guidelines are all subject to variation due to the factors we just discussed.)  

1 – 4 TABLESPOONS

A few tablespoons of Milk Paint will take you further than you think!  This measurement is ideal for a myriad of small projects like…

Picture frames, windows, and chalkboards.

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Small toolboxes, like this one that Miss Mustard Seed painted in our upcoming color, Aviary.

Mirrors, like this one by Mango Reclaimed.

Even small benches and stools!  Miss Mustard Seed painted this step stool when she featured Artissimo.

1/4 CUP

As you get into more substantial pieces of furniture, you’ll need to bump up the amount of Milk Paint powder in your cup.  A rough 1/4 cup will take you through the coats needed to cover small to medium projects such as…

Nightstands.

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Small side tables.

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Even a few chairs, depending on the shape and size of their frames!  These four hitchcock chairs were painted for Miss Mustard Seed’s booth at the 2017 Lucketts Spring Market.  

The table base in the photo above can also probably be painted using 1/4 cup of paint. 

It would also cover a pair of large shutters or some other sort of large architectural salvage piece.

1/2 CUP

This amount of Milk Paint will start to carry you into the world of dressers.  Again, depending on the size of the piece you’re working on, a normal sized dresser will need anywhere between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of paint.  

It will also cover the outside of a wardrobe or armoire. 

If you want to paint the interior too, that may push you into the 1 cup territory.

1/2 cup of Milk Paint will also cover small to medium sized hutches.

And small to medium sized buffets like this one by Oliver and Rust.

Or this one by Eight Hundred Furniture.

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One cup of Milk Paint is needed for big projects.  We’re talking super large hutch cabinets, long buffets, and cupboards that are painted inside and out.  Here are some projects that would require this amount of Milk Paint. 

This was affectionately called “The Beast” by Colour Saturated Life, and for good reason!  If you were going to paint this whole piece, it would definitely fall into the 1 cup category. 

Basically, if you consider your project a bit of a beast, then start with a cup!

We hope this lengthy post will help you determine how much paint you’ll need for your next project.  Remember, you can always mix less than what you’ll need and make more batches as you go.  If you do wind up mixing more than is necessary, you can store your Milk Paint in an airtight container overnight and revive it with some water the next day.  Because Milk Paint is perishable once mixed, you’ll need to use it sooner than later, and it won’t hold up much more than 24-48 hours after being mixed.  As you work with the product more, you’ll get a better feel for your personal painting style, how heavy-handed you are with the paint, and before you know it, you’ll be able to eyeball how much Milk Paint you’ll need like a pro!

MMSMP | demo day

What are you doing on January 27th??  If you don’t have plans, head to your local retailer for a free Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Demo! 

Coast to coast, Canada, US, from Australia and NZ and all over Europe and beyond our awesome retailers are hosting a free MMSMP demo.

We are so excited to have so many wonderful retailers participating in Demo Day!  We have more retailers that will be joining us on Demo Day!  Check out the retailers who are participating!

UNITED STATES

 

REINVENTED VINTAGE
10301 N. Rodney Parham
Suite E4
Little Rock, AR 72227
United States

501-350-4769
https://www.reinvented-vintage.com/

 

FRESHLY WORN FURNITURE
389 E Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
United States

http://www.freshlyworn.com/
(408) 915-2743

3 OAKS STUDIO
481 Pollasky Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612
United States

http://www.3oaksstudio.com/
559-974-3208

THE ATTIC EVENTS AND HOME TREASURES
302 S. Myrtle Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
United States

626.256.0384
https://www.facebook.com/theatticonmyrtle/

LILY FIELDS VINTAGE
110 Mill Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
United States

https://www.lilyfieldsvintage.com/
(661) 978-8986

FOUNTAIN GATE VINTAGE
35115 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399
United States

(909) 693-2683
https://www.facebook.com/fountaingatevintage

CHALK MERCANTILE
891 Boston Post Road 
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
United States

http://chalkmercantile.com/
(860) 395-0558

PAINT IT SHABBY
3518 Plover Ave
Naples, Fl 34117
United States

WIRTHY TREASURES
203 E. Exchange Street
Geneseo, IL 61254
United States

309-714-3291
https://www.facebook.com/Wirthytreasures/

MIDWEST COTTAGE AND FINDS @ RELICS
1219 West Glen Avenue
Peoria, IL
United States

(309)681-9588

BEDSPRINGS & BURLAP
4008 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66609
United States

785-249-4426
https://www.facebook.com/bedspringsandburlap/

RAMBLING ROSE FARMHOUSE @ 4 SISTERS & ETC. ANTIQUES
21126 Plank Road
Zachary, LA 70791
United States

225-683-4314
http://www.ramblingrosefarmhouse.com/

MAINE COUNTRY HOME
371 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
United States

http://www.mainecountryhome.com/
(207)354-5135

SALVAGED DECOR
124 South Main Street
Suite D
Brooklyn, MI 49234
United States

http://www.salvaged-decor.com/
517-938-8550

NO. 213
213 S Minnesota Street
New Ulm, MN 56073
United States

507-276-4505
http://number213.com/

VINTAGE HIP DECOR
89 Hampton House Road
Newton, NJ 07860
United States

862 268 2856
http://www.vintagehipdecor.com/

SUITE PIECES
1038 New York Ave
Huntington Station, NY 11746
United States

631.560.9759
https://suitepieces.com/

HUDSON VALLEY VINTAGE
23 East Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
United States

https://www.hvvintage.com/
845-876-2699

REPURPOSED SOULS
140 S Main Street
Butler, PA 16001
United States

(412) 290-5629

ME & MRS. JONES
2075 Madison Avenue #6
Memphis, TN 38104
United States

http://mrsjonespaintedfinishes.com/
901.494.8786 

SILK AND SAGE DESIGN
2700 W. Anderson Lane
Suite #228
Austin, TX 78757
United States

(512)-766-3486
https://www.silkandsagedesign.com/

SUSIE’S ANTIQUES & STAINED GLASS @ JOHN’S ROAD ANTIQUE MALL
850 Johns Road
Boerne, TX
United States

(830) 249-7464

 LOST & FOUND @ ANTIQUE COMPANY MALL
213 E. Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069
United States

972-548-2929
http://www.lostandfounddecor.com/

THE FINDERY
501 South 8th Street
Waco, TX 76706
United States

254-498-3990
http://www.finderskeepersbarn.com/
VANECH STUDIOS
125 Mill Street #6
Occoquan, VA 22125
United States

GARDENHOUSE STUDIO AT GRAN’S ANTIQUES
208 South Rogers Street
Waxahachie,TX 75165
United States

https://gardenhousestudio.com/
214-399-4634

GATHERED OVER [email protected] HUNT & GATHER ANTIQUES & VINTAGE 
1350 Jadwin Ave Ste A
Richland, WA 99354

509-948-1851
http://www.gatheredovertime.com/

KATE & CO
375 East Main Street
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
United States

(608) 225-0092
https://kateandcompanygifts.com/

TWILL COTTAGE
450 South Main Street
Walworth, WI 53184
United States

262-240-4122
http://www.twillcottage.com/

 

 

CANADA

APPLE BOX BOUTIQUE INC
6507 – 112 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5W 0P1
Canada

https://www.appleboxboutique.com/
780.479.0007

 

THE PEACOCK’S FEATHER LTD.
339 North Railway Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2Z1
Canada

https://www.facebook.com/thepeacocksfeatherltd/
403-502-3626

HAPPY LITTLE PAINT SHOP
153 Victoria Ave W
Rossburn, Manitboa R0J 1V0
Canada

204-796-0341
https://www.happylittlepaintshop.ca/

FRONT PORCH MERCANTITLE
1177 Hillsobrough Road
Lower Coverdale, NB E1J 1J4
Canada

506-875-1613
http://frontporchmercantile.com/

 

FRONT PORCH MERCANTITLE
229 Lincoln Street
Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
Canada

902-634-3595
http://frontporchmercantile.com/

THE PAINTED ATTIC
1421 Hammonds Plains Rd
Hammonds Plains, NS B4B-1P6
Canada

902-835-1992
https://www.facebook.com/ThePaintedAtticLtd/

PHILLIPS AND CHESTNUT
6 Havelock St.
Truro, Nova Scotia B2N4B7
Canada

http://www.phillipsandchestnut.ca/
902-897-8066

PAINTED PIECES
1-252 Main Street
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Canada

613-707-8980

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

TALULAH RAVEN’S EMPORIUM
Unit 13 Townfoot Industrial Estate
Brampton, Cumbria CA8 1SW
United Kingdom

https://www.tallulahravensemporium.com/
07796450443 – 016977 42400

A CUPBOARD LESS ORDINARY
The Jackdaw Rooms, Curborough Hall FarmWatery
Lane
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 8ES
United Kingdom

http://www.acupboardlessordinary.com/
07889 153516

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

DANDELION WOOD
105 Central Springs Re
Daylesford, Victoria

https://www.facebook.com/dandelion.wood.5/
+61 401 791 241

I RESTORE STUFF
Heritage Park
4118
Brisbane, Queensland
Australia

0411 654 570
https://i-restorestuff.com/

TROUPES
257 Great South Rd
Papakura , Auckland 2110
New Zealand

https://troupes.co.nz/
+ 64 9 021 811373

MMSMP | demo day

What are you doing on January 27th??  If you don’t have plans, head to your local retailer for a free Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Demo! 

Coast to coast, Canada, US, from Australia and NZ and all over Europe and beyond our awesome retailers are hosting a free MMSMP demo.

We are so excited to have so many wonderful retailers participating in Demo Day!

Check out the retailers who are participating!

UNITED STATES

 

FRESHLY WORN FURNITURE
389 E Campbell Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
United States

http://www.freshlyworn.com/
(408) 915-2743

3 OAKS STUDIO
481 Pollasky Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612
United States

http://www.3oaksstudio.com/
559-974-3208

LILY FIELDS VINTAGE
110 Mill Street
Santa Paula, CA 93060
United States

https://www.lilyfieldsvintage.com/
(661) 978-8986

CHALK MERCANTILE
891 Boston Post Road 
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
United States

http://chalkmercantile.com/
(860) 395-0558

MAINE COUNTRY HOME
371 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
United States

http://www.mainecountryhome.com/
(207)354-5135

SALVAGED DECOR
124 South Main Street
Suite D
Brooklyn, MI 49234
United States

http://www.salvaged-decor.com/
517-938-8550

HUDSON VALLEY VINTAGE
23 East Market Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572
United States

https://www.hvvintage.com/
845-876-2699

ME & MRS. JONES
2075 Madison Avenue #6
Memphis, TN 38104
United States

http://mrsjonespaintedfinishes.com/
901.494.8786 

 
 

GARDENHOUSE STUDIO AT GRAN’S ANTIQUES
208 South Rogers Street
Waxahachie, VT 75165
United States

https://gardenhousestudio.com/
802-439-6506

 

CANADA

APPLE BOX BOUTIQUE INC
6507 – 112 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5W 0P1
Canada

https://www.appleboxboutique.com/
780.479.0007

 

THE PEACOCK’S FEATHER LTD.
339 North Railway Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 2Z1
Canada

https://www.facebook.com/thepeacocksfeatherltd/
403-502-3626

HAPPY LITTLE PAINT SHOP
153 Victoria Ave W
Rossburn, Manitboa R0J 1V0
Canada

https://www.happylittlepaintshop.ca/

PHILLIPS AND CHESTNUT
6 Havelock St.
Truro, Nova Scotia B2N4B7
Canada

http://www.phillipsandchestnut.ca/
902-897-8066

 

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

TALULAH RAVEN’S EMPORIUM
Unit 13 Townfoot Industrial Estate
Brampton, Cumbria CA8 1SW
United Kingdom

https://www.tallulahravensemporium.com/
07796450443 – 016977 42400

A CUPBOARD LESS ORDINARY
The Jackdaw Rooms, Curborough Hall FarmWatery
Lane
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 8ES
United Kingdom

http://www.acupboardlessordinary.com/
07889 153516

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

DANDELION WOOD
105 Central Springs Re
Daylesford, Victoria

https://www.facebook.com/dandelion.wood.5/
+61 401 791 241

TROUPES
257 Great South Rd
Papakura , Auckland 2110
New Zealand

https://troupes.co.nz/
+ 64 9 021 811373

FARMHOUSE WHITE ANTIQUE DRESSER MAKEOVER

We love all things by Stacey (Embracing Change)!!  This antique dresser is painted in with a bespoke color (a custom mix).

FARMHOUSE WHITE + GRAIN SACK

Connect with Stacey and find so much inspiration on her Facebook page, Pinterest, and Instagram.

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I loved this dresser the moment I laid eyes on her!

She was a piece I knew had to be done in white.
And I don’t use white on every dresser.
Just certain ones.
I love white, but I love lots of other colors too 🙂

I chose to use a custom mix of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Farmhouse White and Grainsack – I don’t really precisely measure when mixing paint, but I would guess there was about 75% Farmhouse White in the mix.
I did use the Extra Bond in the mix.

I distressed her and then sealed her up in Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil.

See more pictures and learn more about this dresser HERE.

 

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Want some more Bespoke colors (custom mixed Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colors)?  Find them here!

Want some before and after inspiration?  We have those too!  Find them here!

MMSMP on INSTAGRAM

So many beautiful Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint pieces on Instagram! Check out just a few lovelies!

We’d love to see what you’re doing on Instagram. Don’t forget to use #iheartmilkpaint #mmsmilkpaint #mmsmp

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MMSMP on INSTAGRAM

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE seeing all the MMSMP inspiration on Instagram! Check out these lovelies!

We’d love to see what you’re doing on Instagram. Don’t forget to use #iheartmilkpaint #mmsmilkpaint #mmsmp

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MMSMP on INSTAGRAM

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE seeing all the MMSMP inspiration on Instagram! Check out these lovelies!

We’d love to see what you’re doing on Instagram. Don’t forget to use #iheartmilkpaint #mmsmilkpaint #mmsmp

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