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This month’s product of the month is one of my favorites of the whole line, all natural hemp oil. When I talk about hemp oil during our classes at the store, the attendees usually purchase some hemp oil because I gush and gush about its many uses and wonderful properties.
- We use it on all of our wood pieces that will not be painted before we bring them in the store. It is a great way to clean, nourish and rejuvenate wood pieces.
- Wet sanding…if you haven’t done this, you must try. In a nutshell: paint, dry, squirt on the hemp oil, break out the 220 sandpaper and enjoy the smoothest finish you’ve ever felt.
- Resist: Apply a little hemp oil between two color of milk paint and create your own chippy goodness.
- Cast iron and metal: Season and clean your cast iron and metal pieces because ta-da, Hemp Oil is 100% food safe.
- Wood kitchen islands and tables, cutting boards and anything else you eat off of. So easy and good for the wood!
MMSMP Farmhouse White is an antique white, perfect for when you want a little depth on your piece of furniture. I’ve been using Farmhouse White more and more, and while I’m still a Grain Sack girl at heart, Farmhouse White is winning me over. We answer questions about the differences between the two colors all the time, and my general response is that Grain Sack has just a hint of gray and is therefore a bit darker than Farmhouse White. Check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration.
Our other Color of the Month for February, is Arabesque, a soft pale pink that is part of our European Line.
The product of the month is one we use all the time to clean our wax and paint brushes. It is the creation of another MMSMP retailer and is also a green product. It smells divine and makes our brushes oh-so-soft! Stop by the store and ask to clean our brushes (I’m not kidding about this – you need to see it in action)…
We are almost certain this piece contained an old stand up radio at one time. It is the perfect size and shape and the inside shelves are what my husband would call “after-market.” I think someone who was handy must have taken the insides out and replace with some stained shelving. It is a beautiful piece but it was Ma-ha-gony when we started so we went with a darker color, MMSMP artissimo, and it turned out great…
One of our favorite families was looking for a china cabinet for some extra storage. We measured and planned and worked together to find this lovely Duncan Phyfe style cabinet and then painted the exterior in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Artissimo. It worked out perfectly for them (and for us because we lovveee working with them)!
The Colors of the Month for December are Marzipan and Boxwood! Marzipan is a rich cream (as the name suggests). We love to finish Marzipan with a light antiquing or maybe even a little white wax.
Boxwood is one of my favorite mmsmp colors. Marian named the color after boxwood plants that she likes to use in decorating her home.
Our hardened wax puck, December’s Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint Product of the Month, can be used to create a two color resist. We teach this technique in our MMSMP Milk Paint 101 class. It gives the piece a nice aged look. Here we used the wax puck on the carved details of this stool and then painted the whole piece in MMSMP typewriter. A little sanding and the gold shines through!
Here’s what the puck itself looks like…you can find at the store or online.
One of my favorite combinations is MMSMP typewriter, our black, with kitchen scale, our teal. I’ve used this combination several times over the years. Bookshelves, wine cabinets and dressers come to mind as some of my favorite pieces.
The typewriter on this piece is hidden, it’s in the drawers which we can’t see in this picture – boo! We added these plain back knobs to coordinate.