Hello Yellow Milk Painted Buffet

3 Materials
4 Hours

I scored this old buffet at an auction a while back.

I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed Milk paint in the color Mustard Seed Yellow. Say that three times fast!

The thing about milk paint is it’s unpredictable. The paint may chip here or there or it may not at all. And it’s so fun to work with.

True milk paint comes in a powder form and you mix it with water. I used a whisk and let it sit about fifteen minutes and stirred again before I began.

After cleaning with Dawn & water and rinsing I applied my first coat. This piece was dry and thirsty and the paint just soaked in. It took a few coats to get good solid coverage. Letting each coat dry before applying another coat.

Once it dries you can see it flaking if it’s going to chip. I wanted a chippy finish. They do make a bonding agent you can mix in with the paint if you don’t want this look. I like the surprise and to see what will happen. Call me wild!

Now here it didn’t chip but I used 220 grit sandpaper over it to let the wood show here and there. I love this look too.

The last step I did was use hemp oil to seal the entire piece.

Here’s a close up shot.

I do have a highlight in my Instagram walking you through this entire piece of you’d like to take a look @pickedandposhed

Stay safe and creative friends!

Suggested materials:

  • Miss mustard seed milk paint   (Retailer)
  • Paint brush   (Home Depot)
  • Hemp oil   (Retailer)

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  • Johnihoffman Johnihoffman on Dec 07, 2021

    I love this. What did you do to prep the piece before painting?

  • Donna Crofford Donna Crofford on Dec 07, 2021

    What was the hemp oil used for, you don’t mention it except in suggested materials

  • Joyce Thiery Joyce Thiery on Dec 25, 2021

    Ok, I'm curious. Why is there a tiny whisk on your mixing bowl????


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