Okay…I have a confession to make…I am addicted to Kijiji (Canadian version of Craigslist), or at least I was. I have searched frantically for a buffet/hutch that would fit into my dining room forevahhhh! Last week, the Kijiji Gods spoke to me in a huge way! I found my “perfect for me” buffet/hutch AND a sideboard AND a dining room table (more on that little beauty in an upcoming post).
I was excited to pick up all that furniture, I was also excited to pick up some Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint at Front Porch Mercantile. I have been communicating with Wendy (the lovely owner) for a while now and we finally got to meet last Saturday. She was just as sweet in person as I knew she would be.
This was my second Milk Paint project and I am learning how it literally has a life of its own. I am compiling a list of do’s and don’t in my head as I learn to use this very unique paint.
I know for sure that I will ALWAYS use my blender to mix it. It is the only way that I can get it completely clump free. I also know that I should let lit sit for about 10 minutes before I start painting, I can’t explain why but I just know it.
I got impatient and mixed the Luckett’s green by hand and it happened…clumps of unmixed paint when I reached the bottom of the paint cup and I was left with some yellowish colored paint on top of my beautiful green shade. Luckily it was inside of the hutch and not noticeable. Lesson learned.
It’s a little difficult to see in the photos, but there is some lovely chipping going on the top part of the hutch. I totally understand that some are not into the chippy look, but I am NOT one of those people. I LOVE it. This is the exact look I was going for on the buffet. My only regret is that I wish I would have painted it in only Ironstone instead of a blend of Linen and Ironstone (3 parts to 1).
I am looking forward to getting to work on the sideboard and table also. I will be ordering more Milk Paint before that happens though. I also found a dresser that I cannot wait to get my hands on…more on that in another post.
Here are some before and after shots.
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