Friday, 23 August 2013

Mellow Yellow Milk Paint

I have had this little table hanging around for a while now, in fact so long it felt like an 'old friend' sitting in the corner.  It needed a little bit of 'leg tightening' and a couple of  the casters needed some oil and a serious talking to! but they soon gave in and were swivelling nicely.
I decided on Mustard Seed Yellow Milk Paint, for this piece, its a beautiful 'buttery custardy' shade of yellow, and gives a real feel of an old country kitchen, I just painted it straight onto the wood without any bonding agent as I wanted as much chipping as possible, however the wood was dry and old and very absorbent so it did not chip as much as I wanted it to. 
This is what it looked like after one coat.
After giving it 2 coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, I gave it a quick coat of Hemp Oil, and the next day I lightly rubbed in some Miss Mustard Seed Antiquing Wax. I love this product, it just gives such a soft aged look, its easy to use, blends in so easily and smells really nice - yes can you believe it? - no smelly fumes that you get with other brands, its such a fabulous product.
Just a quick little makeover, I can't believe I left it so long before getting around to it!
Lots more Milk Paint projects on the way
Bye for now


  1. Wow, what a sweet table! I love the color.

  2. Beautiful! This was the right color for this table. Love it.

  3. Wow, the first coat looks so thin (just absorbing details of course, for when I finally try my milk paint !) but the finished result is lovely. I'd be very happy to own this piece.
    I also love the whole vignette, especially the cute oil crate !

  4. Nice job Carol and the colour is ideal for that table. Hemp oil? Is that the same as linseed oil? I haven't heard of it before.
    Julie x

    1. Hemp oil is a natural product, it is not as thick as linseed oil and does not have the same odour, in fact it hardly has any odour. I use it a lot over milk paint - it brings the colour 'alive' you can then use any of the other finishes over the hemp oil if you wish.

  5. Great color! I've got a dining table I've been pondering over painting for a while, but never considered this shade of yellow. I think it might be perfect!
    I found you through Pinterest and because I enjoyed your project so much, I featured you today on my blog. Come by and check it out if you'd like :) Thanks for sharing your project with the world, it's really great!