Yes, you read that title correctly, I’m going to share with you a Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk painted chair!

Using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint to paint a vintage chair at Front Porch Mercantile

I don’t usually recommend milk paint on fabric. Truth is, when Lisa, our fabulous Moncton store owner announced on Facebook she was going to paint a chair with milk paint, I will admit I thought “oh no! She’s crazy”.

You see, I’m honestly not a huge fan of painted fabric (don’t hate me) and sometimes, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. It sometimes works, sometimes it doesn’t. It depends on the fabric, colour, texture, and material. It can take many many coats, and, I am not that patient. ha ha. I have had success with fabric, and failures. This was a public declaration and I was a little worried.

I shouldn’t have been, because, WOW! Lisa did a great job painting this chair with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.

Lisa shares with us the steps she used to complete her milk painted chair:

  • Vacuumed the piece well and then sprayed the section with water to dampen the fabric.

Using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint to paint a vintage chair at Front Porch Mercantile

  • I started with watered down Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint 3 parts water to 1 part milk paint (like a stain), then 2-1 for the next few coats, finishing with a 1-1 paint mix. Total coats 4, 5 in some sections.

Using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint to paint a vintage chair at Front Porch Mercantile

  • I did not sand in between the first few coats but did between the last one.

Using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint to paint a vintage chair at Front Porch Mercantile

  • Final sand all over and then added Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax to the painted chair.

Using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint to paint a vintage chair at Front Porch Mercantile

  • The wood arms were cleaned well and sanded (scraped) all the old furniture wax off, painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s Ironstone, then waxed with MMS Furniture Wax, followed by Miss Mustard Seed’s Antique Wax.

Using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint to paint a vintage chair at Front Porch Mercantile

  • Chair fabric was painted in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Schloss as I was looking for an old world look which is why I chose one the European MMSMP colours.

MMS European Collection available at Front Porch Mercantile

 

So great right?

Here is the before

A well-shaped beautiful vintage chair, but very dated fabric.

Painted chair before - you should SEE the after

And the after!

It was soft to the touch and oh so pretty in real life.

A Miss Mustard Seed Milk Painted vinatge chair from Front Porch Mercantile

The chair looks old world, vintage, and beautiful! Great job Lisa!

The super cool part of this before and after is that it was all for charity!

Lisa and Tom (her hubby) joined Habitat For Humanity’s chairs for charity, along with other creatives in Moncton (including our very own staff member Becky) who all painted up chairs and they were auctioned off at Habitat for Humanity Moncton, such a fabulous charity, and worthy cause.

Lisa and Tom have pretty big hearts that go along with their big creative spirit.  I kinda love that about them.

Using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint to paint a vintage chair at Front Porch Mercantile

 

 

Here is a video of Lisa and Becky being interviewed at Habitat For Humanity!

What do you think?

Have you milk painted fabric before? Would you?

I’d love to know how you made out, leave me a comment and let me know.

Thanks for popping in, as always, I love you comments and feedback, leave them below.

Cheers friends,

Wendy

 

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