Highland Woodworks is making unique storied wood furniture from reclaimed wood. They find their wood all over America and even the ocean to bring unique storied wood to homes around the country. All of their furniture comes with a story of its origin and pictures before the wood is taken and sent to their manfacturing center in the Old Wicks Organ manufacturing building in Highland IL To set the rich history wood Highland Woodworks is painting the pieces with the old time look of milk paint to bring the two together to create a very unique furniture piece that has a unique story and a unique look.
Milk paint is reemerging into todays furniture makers, cabinet shops, and DIY(s)' repitore of finishes but with a brighter color palete which Miss Mustard has done a great job in that department especially for the younger generation of furniture lovers and DIYers.
Redposie loves to spread the word and educate people on the benefits of milk paint thru our milk paint workshops. Milk paint has been in use for 1000's of years, proof being found in artwork within the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Not a lot of people in the furniture industry and general public know that Milk Paint was wildly used doing Colonial time but with the advent of the metal cans and commercial paints it lost it's popularity. Today, however; with the public wanting eco-friendly odor free paints, and more bright colors to capture today's look in furniture, with no prep work old fashion milk paint popularity is on the rise.
Learning how to apply Miss Mustard Seed's Hemp Oil
Here Michael Whitworth, founder of Neste is trying his hand at using Miss Mustard Seed Hemp oil, which when rubbed into wood will help the rich colors to jump out. Hemp oil is perfect for restoring the luster of old wood antiques by adding oils and renewing their luster.
No better way to learn how to Milk paint than to grab a brush.
Laurie, founder of Redposie is taking a moment to pass on some helpful tips on how to paint with milk paint.
Antiquing Wax used on the Table Legs
Miss Mustard Seed antiquing wax can highlight the wood grain to give it the distressed look of years of weather beaten exposure.This fine museum quality wax is based on an old family recipe. It is made from beeswax with a little carnauba wax and is then lightly tinted to a rich brown, mixed with Redposie's little secret ingredient to show off much darker tones in wood. The antiquating wax is perfect for creating an authentically aged look on this Lucketts Green painted table leg.
Eclectic mix, of reclaimed wood for the table top and the table legs painted Miss Mustard Seed's Lucketts Green Milk Paint.
Highland Woodworks will be in the Home and Garden Show
If you would like a firsthand look at the lovely furniture Highland woodworks is making be sure to visit their booth at this year St Charles Home and Remodeling Show .
When & Where:
Date: Fri Oct 12, 2012
Sat Oct 13, 2012
Sun, Oct 14, 2012
Address: St Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles, MO 63303
If you are interested in having a milk paint workshop held at your business or would like to attend our monthly workshop at 819 Adams Street., St. Charles, MO 63301 contact us at 314 504-6385 or email@example.com to make arrangements. This is a great service for furniture, cabinet makers and home decor shops that would like to understand the value of using Milk Paint on their products.