Milk Painted Rattan Back Chairs

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colour – Mora

I don’t even remember where I picked up these rattan back chairs along my furniture collecting travels, but I do know they were sitting in my “to do” pile for a long time – probably years. For my free tips on WHERE you can find your own cheap or free furniture to paint, here’s a great post: Top 10 Places to Find Furniture

Rattan Back Chairs in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk PaintRattan back chairI took off the red velvet fabric and set them aside to create a seat after painting the chairs.

It’s a great idea to give your furniture a light scuff sand before painting with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. These had an existing varnish that was quite old and sanded back well.Rattan back chairs


I decided on Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint colour, Mora – shown in the image below on my sample board. Each sample board shows the MMS Milk Paint colour in a natural wax (centre of board), Antiquing Wax and the White Wax, making it easier for customers to see the finished look of a colour with the additional decorative waxes.

Miss Mustard Seed describes Mora as a neutral with grey, blue and green undertones. The colour is named for the famous curvy clocks from Mora, Sweden. It is one of the colours in Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint European range. Here’s my employee, Eric, applying the first coat of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint.

I didn’t take many other progress pics, but you can find my entire playlist of videos here of tutorials using Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint if you are feeling intimidated by using this paint at all. It really is as easy as mixing hot chocolate – powder plus water!

Finishing the Rattan Back Chairs

For the seats, I cut out some white washed chambray fabric and added these grain sack stripes to the seat, then upholstered it to the new foam seat bases.

Here’s the finished chairs. My beautiful work experience lady, Amy, took these pretty pics and styled these shots for me.Rattan chairs

I like the way the Milk Paint sands back to a lightly distressed finish. I sealed these chairs in Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax.Mora Milk Paint on chairschambray fabric with grain sack striperattan chairs, MoraOur pretty cat, Missy decided she wanted to join in our photo shoot.Mora chair with catSharon with Rattan back chairs

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What have you been up to this week? Busy creating? Painting? Tried anything new? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

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    July 4, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Love your website! Hello from Weeki Wachee, Florida, U.S.A.

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