Playing with Bergere and Mora.

The beautiful new European colours for the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk paint line have arrived!

I recently had the privilege of playing with some of the new European colours (before they even hit the shelves)! With the perfect piece in mind for a milk paint project I got to work.

Being a 'blue' girl myself, the fist colour I mixed up was of course 'Bergere', a beautiful smokey blue . . .

Also being a lover of all things grey, I mixed up some 'Mora'

With a 'thirsty' dresser like this one, I knew the milk paint would go on and adhere beautifully without the need for any bonding agent. Two quick coats of each colour and I was almost done. After painting, I did a thorough overall sand to a smooth finish (as I do with all projects before applying a final protective product) with just a hint of distressing. 

Then I took some beautiful (and all natural) hemp oil and applied it to the entire piece - inside, outside and all. . . the hemp oil adds a protective water-resistant layer to both bare wood or milk painted wood surfaces.

Isn't she beautiful?!?

This dresser is currently available. Please stop by the studio or e-mail: melanie@mangoreclaimed.com if you are interested in purchasing it.

Oh yah, I added some new antiqued brass hardware as well, I think they look perfect against the soft grey 'Mora'.

Ooh! And check out the inside - the hemp oil really revived the raw wood - and check out that glorious storage!

Let's have a quick look at the before and after side by side one last time:

What do you think? Are you excited to try out the new European colours?

btw: you can find plenty more milk paint inspiration on our Pinterest board here.