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.

A jewellery box of a dresser!

Wow - I fell in love with this dresser the moment I laid eyes on her. . . I mean seriously, check out this hardware! You just can't find hardware as gorgeous as this anymore!

This dresser was an item selected from our online inventory by a sweet customer looking for the perfect piece to complete her daughters room. Boy, does she have a good eye! I was thrilled when I was given a bit of creative freedom in terms of colour and finish. This dresser was gorgeous as it was, but due to years of use had some pretty rough areas, especially the top. Nothing some van Gogh paint couldn't fix! 

This dresser was van Gogh painted overall in River Tides, given a mild distress and a natural beeswax finish overall. And of course, because the hardware was already stunning, we left well enough alone :)

Let's have another look at the finished piece.

Oh! And as a bonus, here's another cute little custom piece we did in River Tides a while ago. 

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We used van Gogh's 'River Tide's' on the exterior and to restyle the interior, we used Fusion's 'Champlain', which is an excellent option for inside cabinets thanks to its built in durability!

Thanks for reading! Happy Monday!