When my daughter was gifted her grandmother’s old doll high chair I knew I was going to give it a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Lucketts Green.
The finish of the chair was in terrible condition and my mother-in-law gave her blessing to do with it whatever we wanted. I was sad to paint over the sweet little kitty but he was so distressed I decided it had to be done.
The seat had been repaired with a coat or two of glue so I had to chip it off to ensure that the paint would stick to the wood. You can see how the seat went from gray to brown just by removing the old glue!
I’ve never worked with Lucketts Green so I wasn’t sure what the color was going to end up looking like in person. After getting the paint on (but before sealing with a top coat) it became apparent that the color might not work in little lady’s light teal bedroom. One of the great yet unpredictable things about milk paint is the color variation. Every time you mix up a batch it will probably be a slightly different shade.
I could have chugged on and added a hemp oil or clear wax topcoat to see if the color produced was what I wanted but instead I decided to see what a coat of white wax would do!
I was so surprised and incredibly happy with the result!
The leafy Lucketts Green was now a sweet and subtle mint!
The white wax also lays in the grain of the wood giving it a deliciously pickled look.
So there you have it!
Lucketts Green + White Wax = Cool Minty Green