An Old Wooden Dough Bowl Gets Gorgeous Using Wood Icing™ + Milk Paint

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I have been using Wood Icing™ Textura Paste products for ages, and I wanted to try Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in the same project with it on raw wood. But so many items in our home are painted. So I rooted around in our attic and discovered this dough bowl. The day I bought it, I put it on the kitchen table to attend to a ringing phone and – good grief – one of the kitties came flying down the hall, leaped onto the table and the bowl and kitty flew off the table. The bowl split almost in half. The kitty laughed behind my back. The bowl has been repaired, lived on the kitchen counter and many a tomato has gone juicy in it.
I knew from experience that the Wood Icing™ Textura Paste would stick like glue to the wood. This stuff is awesome! But, I was a bit concerned about the milk paint used over the stains.
Never fear, everything worked like magic!

How did I do it?
Here are the materials I used:

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• Wood Icing Textura Paste

• Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Lucketts Green, Wax Puck, Hemp Oil

• Royal Design Studio French Numbers Stencil (from

• 220-grit sand paper, paint brush, containers, wiping cloths, paint stick
STEP ONE - The Textura Paste + Stencil

Clean the bowl and wipe it.

Lay out a random pattern of the numbers in the bowl. Since the shape of the bowl is not conducive to the flat stencil material, you will have to use one hand to hold the stencil down flat and the other to apply the Textura Paste. I simply used a dab on my finger to apply it through the stencil. The texture will not be very thick, so you can let the numbers dry then place the stencil back on and add another layer. One layer was fine with me.

Let the Paste dry – it only takes a few minutes. Lightly sand and wipe off the residue.
STEP TWO - The Milk Paint

Use the wax puck on any areas you want to resist the paint. I ran it around the edges of the bowl.

Put one part milk paint in a container and add one part water. I wanted more of a stain, so I added another half part water. Mix really well with a paint stick.

Paint one coat on the back of the bowl, let dry, and decide how you like the look. Mine was a stained look. Since I wanted to experiment more, I added another coat. Then I moved on to the front once I had a feel for the product and painted two coats.

After it was dry I sanded lightly and wiped.

Wow, this looks wonderful. I like how the edges are worn after using the wax.
STEP THREE - Finishing

Now I want to seal it with a food-safe, water-resistant product since this bowl is where our fruits and veggies end up.

I brushed on a coat of Hemp Oil and waited a few minutes to wipe off the excess. I will add another couple of coats over time, following the instructions.
What do you think? I am so happy with my choice of green and the little stencils to give a bit of interest. The Textura Paste and the paint are imperfect, and look like they are just made for the wooden bowl. Did you notice the tomato juice and other stains disappeared and even seemed to enhance the look? Pretty cool.

This bowl will not be going back up in the attic!
{Disclosure: This is a paid featured post in conjunction with Wood Icing™. All opinions, projects, and ideas are based on my own experience.}
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