In The Workshop: The Little Cupboard in Milk Paint


Little cupboard in the color Layla’s mint Miss Mustard Seed milk paint.


Once again, I neglected to take “before“ photos. So you will only see the “after” version of this piece.

I found this little cupboard on Facebook Marketplace and it’s the size of a nightstand. It’s such a practical piece that can be used in a multitude of places that I knew it was a good investment.

The piece originally had a recently dark stained top and a latex painted bottom. It just didn’t suit the age and character of the piece.

Plus, I needed a break from working on large, complex and time consuming projects. (I’m looking at you – Victorian vanity) This project didn’t require cutting wood, gluing or clamping. It was relatively easy to do the prep work.

So, I sanded down the small cupboard, cleaned it up and painted it with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint – in the color Layla’s Mint.



It took a couple of coats of paint to fully  cover the dark stained top.  Here is a a photo of the door. It has such great details.


Cupboard door details


All in all, I spent two hours or so transforming this piece. It was such a fun and easy project and the results were gratifying.

Don‘t we all need projects like that?


Small cupboard with milk paint


Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

p.s. this piece already sold so it won’t be heading to the shop.


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