affordable raw timber bench tops from the local hardware store.
The cost? Only $69.
Although Mrs. S originally intended to stain and varnish the bench tops,
we instead discussed the benefits of staining with Milk Paint and
using Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil to seal it.
She liked that Hemp Oil is waterproof, heatproof and
most importantly, food-grade.
Once she and Mr. S tested the Hemp Oil on an inconspicuous spot,
they were sold! They scrapped the idea of staining the timber
they were so happy with the rich, beautiful finish the Hemp Oil
brought to the mid-grade timber.
She chose Miss Mustard Seed's Artissimo, a rich, deep midnight blue
that perfectly complements the white glass splash back in this coastal home.
What's the key to getting a beautiful finish with Milk Paint??? Patience.
Here's what Mrs. S had to say about mixing the paint,
"The paint went on like a dream. The key was, as you said, mix and rest, mix and rest."
For a project like this, mixing Milk Paint to a smooth and
even consistency is key. Don't rush the process.
Allow the paint time.
Once mixed Bonding Agent was added to ensure bonding with the laminate
and to prevent any "chippy" from happening.
Our natural bristle Paint Brushes were used to ensure
a smooth, even application.
"All up the brushes are sooooo easy to take care of, " says Mrs. S.
"I've never been able to keep brushes before, this was a first!
Worth every penny."
She's a visionary...
Although her builders grade kitchen was lovely, she wanted more.
She wanted to put her personal stamp on it.
And she decided to do it with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.
Although she'd never used Milk Paint before, Mrs. S was game
to get started and we walked through it together via email, texts and a few phone calls.
the corbels and lower cabinetry that faces the dining
area was painted with Autentico Chalk Paint in Silver.
Silver is a perfectly modern neutral with warmth and personality.
The following day they were sealed with Hemp Oil.
What a result!
"The colour and paint is just beautiful.
The photos do not do this colour justice.
I abolutely looooooovvvvveee it.
Thank you for your awesome paints!"
I think Mrs. S has officially been bitten by the Miss Mustard Seed bug.
She has already ordered Curio, Grain Sack and Kitchen Scale...
I cannot wait to see what she gets up to next!
The stunning end result...a kitchen to be proud of.
And I'm so proud to have her as a client and
to have been a small part of this stunning kitchen renovation.
It's all here...for the love...