We’ve had a lot of fun playing with our Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paints
When renovating our shop we used MMSMP for almost all our painted surfaces except the walls! I’ll be posting bits and pieces about how and what we painted.
My favourite I think is our actual MMSMP display cabinet. You know I love to up cycle, recycle, restore and use pieces with a story – and this one has a story
We found it upstairs in the previous owners workshop. I love it up there, can I just say, I can feel him up there sometimes smiling and urging me on! This old girl was hanging on a wall and full of dust and sandpaper and old tools. She apparently came out of a 100 year old abandoned house in Nova Scotia (a place very close to my heart). We were given permission to use it and took her down one afternoon.
It was dirty
And mice had made a lovely nest at some point on the top
and it was kinda falling apart
and it was peeling
but she had good bones and I had a vision
so we cleaned her up
and sanded off the peeling finish
and my awesome hubby build new shelves and a new top
and I mixed up some paint – one of my favourites – Miss Mustard Seed Kitchen Scale
and I painted her – in the dark – I was super eager and did 1 coat, went to yoga class next door and did the second coat as I was anxious to see (anyone else like that?) One favourite thing about using MMSMP is NO PRIMING first. Love that!
I was going to leave her solid Kitchen Scale, but I decided to add a coat of Grainsack, but first I hemp oiled it, then painted and distressed it – oh my – the lovely fun that was. For real. My idea of fun. (Paint nerd, I know) There were a few oohs and awwws and I was alone! I ended up distressing it with a damp cloth, it was so great and easy. I did end up using my wire scraper thingie (NOT the proper name – um sorry) to sand down to the wood in areas so the oak would show through. I must say, I am super happy with the way it turned out.
I decided to keep the door open and put some chicken wire in the centre, hubby humoured me and did it – we no longer questions, just does and it looks great! (He thinks so too!)
The inside of the cabinet was given 2 coats of hemp oil, and it has been holding up very well! (the oil is still wet in this picture)
Hubby put it up and we loaded it up with our Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and accompanying products and we’ve had great reviews, she is a beauty if I do say so myself!
I’ve had an offer to buy her but she’s a keeper, she kinda just belongs here I think! What do you think?
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