If you have quite a few painterly projects under your belt, you may think there is nothing new under the sun, but once in awhile a special one comes along and when you're finished you think — Oh yeah! I'm keeping that!
That's what happened here...
Enter vintage timber chair gifted to me by my awesome neighbour Darlene (yup, she's the furniture-angel who gifted me the barrel for last week's fabulous project!)
One of my favourite MMS Milk Paint colours is Tricycle. It's a gorgeous red that is bold yet classic.
Tricycle is a paint-in-the-bum to mix. It really is. (Did you see what I did there? ;P)
The powdered pigment is larger than in other colours so it tends to float at the top — and sit there!
You can mix and mix and mix and mix . . .
Another tip with difficult-to-mix colours is to let it rest. Once you've added water and mixed it for a minute or so, just walk away for 5 or 10 minutes and it will become easier to blend as the pigment dissolves.
No Bonding Agent required as I was hoping for chipping. Isn't it exciting to get straight into painting and see the change happening before your eyes?
While the chair dried I reupholstered the seat with fabric from fabric.com.
If you haven't checked out this website, get on it! You will be lost in their options (I always start in the sale section). Even with the exchange rate and shipping I find it's worth it for the unusual fabrics.
I searched for my two base colours, red and the original yellow of the chair. I knew I wanted a heavier fabric like linen and a lot of constrast — BAM!
Visit this blog post for how to reupholster a seat cushion like this one.
So I wiped it all over lightly with 180-grit sandpaper. A swipe here, a swipe there is all it took before sealing with MMSMP Furniture Wax.
She and I will be together for a long time!
It's all here...for the love...
What We Used:
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint
One of the most beautiful paints you'll ever use. All-natural, non-toxic Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint sticks to any porous surface without primer, sanding or prep. It will not chip or peel as it binds with the substrate. The only paint that creates the authentic "chippy" look.
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint can be used with Bonding Agent to adhere to even more surfaces including varnished and pre-painted surfaces, metal, plastic & glass without prep. It can range from a solid colour to a stain — depending on how much water is added.
- Available in 1 Litre and 2 Litre Bags or Sample Sachets. Super fast recoat time
- Easy water clean-up
- 25 gorgeous colours
- Simply Wax, Hemp Oil or Tough Coat to seal
- Easy to distress or create "aged" look
- Non-toxic, environmentally-friendly
- Easy colour mixing for custom colours
- Mixes with water
- Mix only what you need, no waste
You may also need:
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Wax
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Wax is ideal for use on timber, marble or as a finish over Milk or Chalk Paint.
Cling On Paint Brushes — OVAL
Extremely easy clean up while maintaining their unique oval shape. Tipped and flagged for exceptional cut-in capabilities and virtually no shedding.
High quality, no-rust stainless steel ferrule and 100% synthetic (vegan-friendly) bristles for use with all water-based paints. Will last up to 9 times longer than ordinary synthetic brushes.
- O35 Brush: Medium-sized brush for all-purpose painting, large or small projects
- O45 Brush: Large brush for bigger projects, applies a lot of paint quickly — can be heavy for smaller hands
A must-have in every upcycler and painters' collection.
Do not remove the string-it helps give the bristles direction and tension. For new brushes, pull on bristles to remove loose hairs. Soak for 30 minutes before first use. If you notice brush strokes, there is too much paint on your brush.
You may also be interested in:
Cling on Round Brushes
Cling on Flat Brushes