Miss Mustard Seed on Vacation July 16, 2013
I mean, how could I ask for a nicer place to meet with my buddy, Miss Mustard Seed? No, I’m not talking about the real-live-Marian, aka Miss Mustard Seed. I’m talking about the wonderful line of milk paint, we sell on- line (free shipping: shameless plug!) and at the shop.
While I am a long way off from achieving “expert status” in the world of milk paint, I do know that:
1. You’ll need as many as 4 coats, when covering dark wood, with a light color. Maybe less water in the mix would be helpful too.
2. One of best things is that you don’t get ridges, from brush strokes, after multiple coats, like you can with other paints.
3. You should bring a larger drop cloth, when working at a home you share with other siblings!
4. I can be a wimp, when it comes to distressing. I have yet to become a true risk taker. I keep waiting!
Since the piece will be used in a home I share with the sibs, I’m going for a very
boring conservative look. I used bonding agent and will do little if any distressing.
Sherry, at Design Indulgence, goes to Scott’s Antiques, in the Atlanta area, for clients, on a regular basis. (Someday, I’m going across the country, to check this place out!) She showed a picture of this mint colored cabinet.
I need to make a pledge:
I, (insert name) will stop painting everything in safe, muted tones. I will layer, layer, and layer some more. And, I will boldly leave the bonding agent on the shelf and let her “distress”, to her heart’s content. If the piece doesn’t feel like distressing, I’ll show her who’s boss and distress her anyway!
— The End —
Who knows! The next time I’m up here I may paint this:
Just 4 DAYS LEFT until the Paint Extravaganza! Demo’s, free paint to the first 50 customers, hundreds of dollars in prizes and Mr. Wonderful will be at the grill, from 11-2, cooking free burgers!
See you soon!