Layering MMS Milk Paint

 

MMS Milk Paint French Enamel over Flow Blue

 

You know I am a girl who is never satisfied with just one color of paint. I am all about layering color over color. So as I have been trying out all the colors of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, one of the first techniques I used was my favorite layering. It creates a depth and complexity that is impossible to get with a solid one color finish. I know it works with Chalk Paint, but Milk Paint? …..I wasn’t so sure. That “chippy”, “peeling”, look that so many people love had me a little uneasy. Unpredictable is the word I heard most often to describe Milk Paint and I like to control my medium.

I found this cabinet for storing all of my letterpress typefaces and thought it a perfect candidate for Milk Paint. It actually needed more structural work than I anticipated and it was already peeling. What did I have to lose? Nothing, it turns out. MMS Milk Paint, Flow Blue was the first coat, solidly painted, followed by a wash of French Enamel. Above photo is a close up. I love it! It looks authentic, vintage, and not like a shiny new coat of paint.

I am adding an additional photo by Miss Mustard Seed of the same combination for another perspective.

 

Miss Mustard SeedFrench Enamel over Flow Blue

 

Blue is my favorite color and I have a Board on Pinterest for inspiration called Blue-tiful. But probably my most popular Pinterest Boards are ASCP-Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

For more blue combinations see my posts, Chinese Apothecary Cabinet,  Little Step Stool,  and  A Denim Blue  (very similar to this post, MMS Milk Paint French Enamel over Flow Blue).

I like Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Miss Mustard Seed for my craft and furniture projects, but for walls nothing compares to Pure & Original Fresco Lime Paint. I love the natural variations of shades and tones the lime creates within one paint color. Checkout my most recent interior design make overs with Fresco. It can be purchased online at www.502paint.com

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2 Comments

Leslie Stocker

Trixie,
Thanks, I’m new to MMS but I love her colors and the fact it is so environmentally friendly. Not wild about having to mix it but I will get used to that. Thanks for commenting. Happy Holidays,
Cheers,
Leslie

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