Last week I shared with you that I am now selling Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint! I’m so excited about this new venture and can’t wait to play more with all the products. I want to try everything right now! It’s all so fun! I’ve been busy getting more acquainted with the lovely colors and finishes and since I am kind of obsessed with navy right now, I decided to start with Artissimo.
This is how the nightstand looked before I painted it. We actually had two identical nightstands that we had used in our bedroom, but were now sitting in the basement. One of them had really bad peeling on the top from water damage, but the other one was just fine. I sanded the tops of both to get rid of the peeling and to make sure I wouldn’t get any chipping on the other one.
I gave both nightstands two coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Artissimo and let them fully dry. Then I got out my ruler, pencil, and Frog Tape and made my design. I wanted a little bit of a modern touch, so I made a geometric design. Once the tape was laid out and firmly pressed down, I painted the design with two coats of Chalk Paint® in Old White.
I finished both pieces with MMSMP hemp oil. I applied it to each piece, let it sit for about 30 minutes, and then wiped off the excess.
The hemp oil is the key to getting such a beautiful, deep navy color. If you look at the picture with the taped design, you can see that the paint color is quite a bit lighter than the finished piece. The hemp oil really soaks in and deepens the color. It is just gorgeous! I think I’m in love!
So, remember how I said there were two nightstands? Well, I’m loving these guys so much that I think I’m going to keep one for our home! I just can’t handle giving them both up!
Along with showing you a piece I paint with each MMS milk paint color, I’m also going to make these samples up for you to give you an idea of the different looks you can get with each finish.
I’m a perfectionist so I try to get the colors as close to real life as possible, but it’s impossible to get it just right. So, while I do my best to represent the color, remember the color will vary a little. Hopefully these will give you an idea of what finish to buy before you get started on your next project!
Like I said, I LOVE how the hemp oil transforms this color. BUT…I think that white wax is SO COOL!! It totally looks like a pair of worn jeans! I’m really excited about trying that look on a piece soon!
See ALL of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colors and finishes HERE!