before with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint...
And I learned a bit in the process.
Another thing I love about this paint, it continues to teach, impress and delight me!
the recommended 1:1 ratio unless going over raw wood,
but this cane is old and thirsty so I used a 1:1 mix with no Bonding Agent.
In the wonderfully gorgeous Dried Lavender...
The paint went on beautifully and easily, similar to
painting raw wood, the thirsty vintage cane just lapped it up!
The most difficult part was getting into all the little pockets and seams
where the basinet was woven together.
This is where an artist's brush really helps reach into all those areas.
I think Dried Lavender is the silent achiever of the
Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint colour range.
I've painted a number of things with it and every time I nearly GASP when I'm finished!
Once the paint dried on the basket,
I applied one coat of Hemp Oil to seal and protect the finish.
Next up? The legs!
A bit of contrast was called for so Shutter Gray stepped up to the challenge.
The varnish was still fairly in tact on the legs,
you can see the "runniness" in comparison to the basket.
I did a quick second coat as the first coat dried.
it's Shutter Gray with White Wax!
Easy...if all else fails...resort to White Wax...again!!
in a gorgeous complementary palette.
It's the perfect display for the For The Love Creations'
hand-crocheted organic baby blankets!