I just finished up this sweet little vintage Ethan Allen Cabinet in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, kitchen scale. I took it into the store today and did some re arranging.
The top on this piece was that really dated maple varnish and had many scratches on it. I stripped it down to its’ beautiful wood, sanded it, and then gave it a few really good coats of Hemp Oil. I mixed kitchen scale with equal parts water and applied three coats. It is really remarkable how it naturally flakes off in some areas and sticks in others.
It will not continue to flake after it has been scraped, lightly sanded and then waxed. This sweet little piece went from dated hard maple to a rustic little cabinet that looks like it belongs in a lake house or cabin.
I noticed in Miss Mustard Seed’s book that she had mixed her milk paint in a mason jar. This is a really good idea because you can put the lid on it in between coats. You can’t really save it for very long because it goes rancid once you mix it. I started saving my glass peanut butter jars because the mouth on the top is a lot wider than a mason. I was able to get my brush in it no problem without having to pour it into a bowl. We eat a lot of smackers around here:)
So how about it? Have you tried it yet? What do you think? I would love to know your thoughts.