Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - Lynda’s project -

If you’ve in­her­ited a col­lec­tion of mis­matched crock­ery and you don’t have a tra­di­tional hutch dresser on which to dis­play it, why not re­vamp a vin­tage plate rack? Many old plates have dec­o­ra­tive edges and fancy trims that look lovely side-on. I used Miss Mus­tard Seed’s pow­dered milk paint in Marzi­pan (from Troupes Vin­tage Store in Pa­pakura, Auck­land). This eco-friendly Cana­dian paint can be used on all por­ous sur­faces with­out a primer. It’s eas­ily mixed, part for part, with wa­ter so you can make as much or as lit­tle as you need for each pro­ject. If you’re paint­ing over var­nish or a pre­vi­ously oiled sur­face, add a splash of Miss Mus­tard Seed’s wa­ter-based bond­ing agent. Ap­ply two coats and sand the edges for a shabby chic fin­ish. Pro­tect the sur­face with hemp oil or buff with wax. I used Miss Mus­tard Seed’s black­t­inted an­tiquing beeswax.

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