Mustard Seed Yellow Milk Paint

I love Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.  I have used it quite a bit before (here, here and here) but have never used Mustard Seed Yellow.

Yellow has been one of my favourite colours this year and I long to incorporate more of it into my home.  It is warm and sunny and embracing.  There is something so calming about yellow.

My sister (finder of all things free and cool!) found yet another beautiful vintage piece for me with gorgeous lines and legs.vintage_sidetable_beforeThis solid wood piece was the perfect shape and size to paint in a lovely yellow colour.  It is the type of piece that would add a lovely pop of colour to a room without being too over powering.

In order to keep the yellow from being too much, I decided to stain the top instead of painting it.  Before staining, I sanded off the peeling and scratched finish on the table top and found this gorgeous wood underneath.  knechtel_sidetable_top_sanded To avoid covering up the beautiful wood pattern that I found, I chose to use General Finishes Gel Stain in Nutmeg.  The Nutmeg darkened the wood a few shades while allowing the grain to be seen.general_finishes_nutmeg_gel_staingeneral_finishes_gel_stain_nutmegTo protect the table top once it was stained, I put several coats of the General Finishes Gel Top Coat on.  general_finishes_nutmeg_gel_stain_yellow_paintFinally, came the painting 🙂  I used Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Mustard Seed Yellow.  I love this colour!  beautiful_curves_vintage_sidetableIt took 3 coats of Mustard Seed Yellow to get the opaque coverage that I wanted. distressing_mustard_seed_yellow_paintTo finish the piece, I distressed the edges, gave it a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Hemp Oil and  reattached the original hardware. vintage_hardware_on_sidetablemiss_mustard_seed_yellow_sidetableI just love yellow!

I have 18 lovely thoughts, I'd love to hear yours

  1. Your project turned out lovely. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the party. Theresa @

  2. Lisa, love this piece! I agree that yellow is a fun and cheery color. I have got to try Miss Mustard Seed paint! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. You really have done a nice job with each piece. I have a thing for yellow! I would like to invite you to share your posts each week at my Making Broken Beautiful Party. it has already begun but there is still time to join in.. It goes every Thursday from 6:00pm (MST) till Saturday 6:00pm (MST). It is a furniture and home decor party. I hope you can join, you have great taste!


  4. I love how this turned out! That yellow would look great in my home. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be on the lookout for the right piece to use it on.

    1. Thanks so much Ann Marie! You will definitely have to try Milk Paint 🙂 It takes a little getting used to (when you have to mix it yourself) but I absolutely love the finish you get.

I'd love to hear what you think...