Re-Loving Treasures with Hemp Oil

Many of you know how much I love Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint and all the accompanying products , one of my favourites is Hemp Oil! It’s such a wonderful product. Solvent free and all natural. We use it daily here at the shop. It is wonderful as a top coat over Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, but did you know our Hemp Oil is also amazing on wood? (and a ton of other items)Hemp Oil from Front Porch


My co-worker Lise recently decided to re-love and update a piece given to her by her Father. Her Father and her Grandfather both worked in a mill together, and both had lovely wooden toolboxes. Lise was originally going to paint her grandfathers and use it as a coffee table but after inspecting it and chatting with me about it, she decided to leave it in its natural state. All chipped, dented and worn.  Imagine the stories it could tell, and all those dings and bumps and tool marks were made by her family members. So special. I LOVE it and am so happy she didn’t paint it. (YES folks, I said I’m happy she didn’t paint it, it may seem like I paint everything that stands still, but not all pieces need to be painted to be beautiful)

before - tool chest Front Porch

Lise also wanted to leave the old worn hand forged metal intact, but she wanted to liven up everything.

She sanded down the wood to remove some dull aged finish and to even out the chest tones a bit, gave it a really good cleaning, let it dry and used our Hemp Oil to bring it back to life – and wow it looks fabulous!

Tool Chest reloved Front Porch

She even used the hemp oil on the metal parts and it brought the wrought iron back to life! Gorgeous!

She added some feet to raise it up a bit and painted them in Miss Mustard Seed’s Typewriter – great idea!

She opted not to use the Hemp Oil on the inside. The inside was quite dirty and greasy, so she gave it a good cleaning and then painted it with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Linen. She then did the coolest thing ever – and used old sewing patterns that she had used for her son’s Halloween costumes many moons ago and lined the inside with the patterns using Modge Podge. Brilliant right!?!  She now has a beautiful trunk that hold so many great memories, inside and out!

patterned covered inside chest Front Porch

Great job Lise! Can’t wait to see what you do with the next one!

Can you see now what I think Hemp oil is amazing on a variety of pieces?

Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil 2

Do you have any pieces in your home that can be revived by using a little Hemp Oil? You will be surprised at how amazing it is on wood pieces! You can get Hemp Oil directly at Front Porch Mercantile or online here 

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Here are a few other uses for Hemp Oil: Cast Iron Pans, Revive old leather, as a top coat/sealer over paint and stain, use for cutting boards and salad bowls..the list goes on. I kinda dig it can you tell? Don’t even get me started on a wet hemp sanding…oh my..thats just over the top (if you have taken a workshop from me I bet you will agree) Hemp nerd. That’s me!!

Want more? Check out these posts and videos on our Hemp Oil. hemp oil from


I  hope to be doing some more posts in the next few weeks on some other fun projects we are working on at Front Porch Mercantile, the shop has been super busy!! Have lots to share with you all.

Love it when you leave me comments, please let me know what you think of Lise’s trunk…I’m pretty sure she will be reading the comments!

Thanks for popping in!





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  1. Can you use Hemp Oil on top of chalk paint also?

    • Hi Kathy, I use it over Fat Paint on some pieces. It depends what is underneath! I’ve recently completed a bedroom set and rocking chair with Fat Paint and top coated with Hemp oil as it was solid wood underneath. It would be less successful if you were painting metal or plastic etc. Hope this helps! Wendy