Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Miss Mustard Seed's Artissimo on a Small Desk

Miss Mustard Seed's Artissimo is what I decided to use on the small antique desk. After cleaning the desk with Simple Green I used a sanding block to scuff up the surface on the drawer front and the desk top. I didn't sand the legs because I'm hoping for good chippiness. I love the hardware on this antique desk so I won't be replacing it. The best part about Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint is the unpredictable outcomes of it. A good rule to remember is the shinier the finish on the furniture the more the paint will chip. So if you are not wanting any chippiness then you mix equal parts of bonding agent with the paint and sand the shiny surface with a sanding block. Most of the time you can add bonding agent to the first coat and come back with just the milk paint on the second coat. Since milk paint comes in powder form and you mix it with equal amounts of water it is very important to mix very well. There is going to be lumps and little hard particles that need to mixed for at least 10 minutes. After you have mixed the water and milk powder let it sit for about 5-10 minutes before painting. A great blog to follow and learn more about Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint is Marian has several great videos that are very helpful.  You can also come into our store on 403 College Street and we will give you hands on instruction in our studio. One warning though it's very addictive! Here are the before pictures of the antique desk and I will post after pics later. 

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