I just checked and my last nine posts have been about Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. Every single one of those nine posts was NOT sponsored, I paid for the paint myself and was happy to do so. I love that paint. I love every single thing about it. It’s unpredictable, it can be clumpy, it can have a life of it’s own and it’s the paint that I will always use as my “go to” for furniture.
Now…having said that, this is a post about a different paint. One I hadn’t tried yet (but was excited to) and had been buzzing all around the Blog world and I knew that I would HAVE to try. So, when Wendy from Front Porch Mercantile asked me to write a little blog post about Fusion Mineral Paint (who just happens to be manufactured by Homestead House, the makers of MMSMP), how could I resist? I was so curious to see what all the buzz was about. I had checked out the colors on their website and was looking forward to giving it a go.
And…psst…I was a little excited that this was my official “sponsored” post. So Wendy kindly provided the paint and has asked me to write my honest opinion about the product. So, here goes.
I chose these two little night stands that I’ve had kicking around the house for a while now. I went through a phase where I painted everything white. It just seemed like the thing to do at the time, I know…YAWN!
First of all, it is nothing like Milk Paint. Nothing. It is straight out of the bottle, apply, dry and you are done! Ya, that’s right, DONE! I didn’t even sand these little night stands. I almost felt like I was cheating as I just painted and put them somewhere to dry. Oh…I did put the knobs back on, so I guess there was one extra step!
It is by far the EASIEST paint I have ever used. Although I now use Milk Paint, I used to use many many different paints to re-finish furniture.
Okay, so what do I mean by easy to use? You shake the bottle to mix, open bottle, pour some paint into a plastic container (for some reason I end up using empty washed out Feta containers), insert paint brush and do your thing. Yes that is it.
Now…the coverage. It goes on like butta people. It glides along the surface so smoothly and levels out so you don’t end up with a streaky look where you can see all the bristles from the brush.
This is the paint for people who love to paint, for people who are not sure about painting and even for those who dislike painting. I’m not saying that you’re going to be transformed into a “painter” but I can almost guarantee that you will be happy with the end product. It kind of does a little of the work for you, that’s how smooth it goes on and how easy it is to use.
I would love to hear about if you plan to use it, or if you have any questions about it, leave me comment. Maybe you’ve already tried it and you want to share your before and after pictures? I’d love to see them!
Here are some pictures of the nightstands that I took a couple of weeks ago.