Oh friends! Watch out!!
I’ve gone and done it! I’m officially an Annie Sloan traitor…
Shhh… don’t tell her… you know… because I know you all are tight and all.
I honestly LOVE Miss Mustard Seed and have been a follower of her blog for sometime now. I have looked on with envy at each and every piece of chippy painted furniture she has shared with us.
The problem was…I was just a little bit scared of her paint line. Yep.. me.. scared of paint.
Really, it was that I was scared of using a product I had no idea how to use. It seemed so foreign to me. Dry paint powder that you mix with water? Really? How can this really work?
Out of all of the paint colors, I decided on Shutter Grey.
Luckily, the paint is pretty easy to use once you figure out how to mix it. I decided to mix it in a mason jar because not only is it fun to shake, but it makes it easy to store any unused paint when you are done.
So, I found the neatest old desk on Craigslist that had the most beautiful barley twist legs I had ever seen! I knew it would be perfect!
The top was in pretty rough shape, but I knew with a little love, it could be perfect!
I sanded down the top first and then painted the legs and sides with the milk paint. I painted on three coats of paint and left it to dry.
When I came back out to check on it, I found chippy goodness!! Oh, I was in LOVE!
Isn’t so lovely?
I was in love.
Next, I stained the top with Minwax’s Dark Walnut.
Just staining the top made a HUGE difference.
Of course, I couldn’t paint everything the same, and decided to pull out my chalk paint for the little drawer of the desk.
I used Arles, a yellow color from Annie Sloan’s chalk paint line.
While I was at it, I painted an antique mirror to match. You know.. because all desks should have mirrors right?
I really am in love with the Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint line! It is just so different from anything I’ve ever used before!
Did you know you can buy MMS’s paint online??
I had no idea!!
You can order directly from The Treasured Home. Not only is The Treasured Home a great place to buy Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, but Barbara has a great blog on refinishing furniture, tutorials, and a place to even become a Blog Sister!
So, have you tried milk paint yet? What do you think?
*Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored post for The Treasured Home. Although product was given to me, all opinions and love of this product are entirely mine!