An Old Dough Bowl Gets Gorgeous Using Wood Icing® + Milk Paint!

Wooden dough bowl painted with green mmilk paint and stenciled with Wood Icing Textura Paste

I have spent many years in the faux finishing and DIY paint worlds. I can’t even begin to count the number of different products I have used. Some I love to use, and others…well, not so much. I am excited today to play with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint for the first time. The look is very “me” and the though of pairing it in a project with Wood Icing‘s Textura Paste made me jump out of bed this morning in anticipation of the possibilities.

I wanted to use the Milk Paint on raw wood. But so many items in our home are painted. So I rooted around in our attic and discovered this dough bowl. The day I bought it, I put it on the kitchen table to attend to a ringing phone and – good grief – one of the kitties came flying down the hall, leaped onto the table and the bowl and kitty flew off the table. The bowl split almost in half. The kitty laughed behind my back. The bowl has been repaired, lived on the kitchen counter and many a tomato has gone juicy in it.

My old wooden dough bowl with stains

I knew from experience that the Textura Paste would stick like glue to the wood. This stuff is awesome! But, I was a bit concerned about the milk paint used over the stains.

Never fear, everything worked like magic!

Here is my project! Love it for my first attempt, don’t you?

Dough bowl painted with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint, with letter stencils

I hope you are ready to give this a try. For me it was so quick and easy, I was a bit sad it was over.

SUPPLIES

Supplies to paint the wooden dough bowl

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Wood Icing Textura Paste

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Lucketts Green, Wax Puck, Hemp Oil

• Royal Design Studio French Numbers Stencil

• 220-grit sand paper, paint brush, containers, wiping cloths, paint stick

STEP ONE Using The Stencil And Textura Paste

Add textured stencils to the dough bowl with Textura Paste

Clean the bowl and wipe it.

Lay out a random pattern of the numbers in the bowl. Since the shape of the bowl is not conducive to the flat stencil material, you will have to use one hand to hold the stencil down flat and the other to apply the Textura Paste. I simply used a dab on my finger to apply it through the stencil. The texture will not be very thick, so you can let the numbers dry then place the stencil back on and add another layer. One layer was fine with me.

Let the Paste dry – it only takes a few minutes. Lightly sand and wipe off the residue.

STEP TWO – Apply The Milk Paint

Paint the cough bowl with Lucketts Green Milk Paint

Use the wax puck on any areas you want to resist the paint. I ran it around the edges of the bowl.

Put one part milk paint in a container and add one part water. I wanted more of a stain, so I added another half part water. Mix really well with a paint stick.

Paint one coat on the back of the bowl, let dry, and decide how you like the look. Mine was a stained look. Since I wanted to experiment more, I added another coat. Then I moved on to the front once I had a feel for the product and painted two coats.

After it was dry I sanded lightly and wiped.

Wow, this looks wonderful. I like how the edges are worn after using the wax.

STEP THREE – Finishing

Use Hemp Oil to protect the surface

Now I want to seal it with a food-safe, water-resistant product since this bowl is where our fruits and veggies end up.

I  brushed on a coat of Hemp Oil and waited a few minutes to wipe off the excess. I will add another couple of coats over time, following the instructions.

What do you think? I am so happy with my choice of green and the little stencils to give a bit of interest. The Textura Paste and the paint are imperfect, and look like they are just made for the wooden bowl. Did you notice the tomato juice and other stains disappeared and even seemed to enhance the look? Pretty cool.

The finished bowl with green milk paint and textured stencils

This bowl will not be going back up in the attic!

{Disclosure: This is a paid featured post in conjunction with Wood Icing®. All opinions, projects, and ideas are based on my own experience.}

 

 

21 thoughts on “An Old Dough Bowl Gets Gorgeous Using Wood Icing® + Milk Paint!

  1. The whole idea of milk paint fascinates me. I am going to have to do more research on this and maybe start using it for small DIY projects around the house.

  2. I truly love this project. I love crafts as I do some as well. Haven’t quite step out of the box to do a little more this was very inspiring.

  3. I love how this project turned out! Amazing before & after~doesn’t even look like the same bowl. I really like the look milk paint offers.

    Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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