Back in October 2012- ……I brought home Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil from the shop the other day and used it. My verdict?….
I love it! I truly LOVE IT!
Were any of the pieces I used it on painted with milk paint?
Surprisingly, no. They were just ordinary, OLD, wood pieces of furniture that definitely lacked any luster or life and that had seen better days….many years ago! But I love the pieces and have kept them around.
Now, I know this may come as a shock to some, but The Purple Painted Lady actually cleans her own house. Yep, sadly…I have no hired help or staff to off load any of my household chores on to. So, I am the one who scrubs the tubs, sweeps the floors, makes the beds, washes the dishes, does the grocery shopping, pulls the weeds, feeds the chickens….and (whoa, I better stop with this list before I start whining.) But cleaning your home is a great way to make you humble…and the only way to realize how we have way too much “stuff” in our house. And to be truly honest about wanting someone to come in and clean for me – it would totally stress me out! I know myself- and I would end up cleaning prior to the cleaning person coming and what would be the point of that, right?
Anyway, I brought Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil home with me and used it on an old side bar in my back mud room that leads out to the garage. This piece was a dull, grey-brown wood due a few too many years of neglect…the poor thing! (I am embarrassed to say that….but if you know me, you know how busy I tend to be and cleaning at this level is a luxury. Did I just say, “luxury?” Many would agree that “luxury” and cleaning or polishing furniture don’t quite go together.) Anyway, I figured this would be a great piece to play with Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil.
I used an old cotton shirt and poured some Hemp Oil out directly onto the buffet’s top. It is an oil… (feeling like I should be telling myself, “duh!” That is why it is labeled, “Hemp Oil” Trish!) But what I an trying to stress- is that it is a liquid. The Hemp Oil pours out fairly quickly, but yet, it is also a little thick too. I would not say like maple syrup, but it does have a nice consistency. So, I spread the Hemp Oil all over the surface and rubbed it in. I was very impressed with the end results and how easy it was to use.
I have used Lemon Oil in the past- which I did not like since the Lemon Oil seems to evaporate off leaving an appearance of variegation – and then in a day or so, looks like you never even tried to give the furniture a face lift. Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil on the other hand, is nothing like that. The sheen and moisturized look stays. I was pleasantly surprised since my cynical self was expecting Lemon Oil results. I also really liked how the Hemp Oil made the wood feel moisturized, but not slick like you would think an oil would afterwards.
So, again- the buffet is in my back room and it is a big, bulky piece that hides a lot of my clutter and junk! I also used the Hemp Oil on my 1920’s upright piano- which now looks awesome!
After doing the buffet and the piano at 9pm, I then decided to try it on the wood sill behind my kitchen sink that gets lots of water splashed onto it. (On a side note, it seems I do my best cleaning late at night!) The Hemp Oil revitalized the wood sill. It is similar to when you apply moisturizer onto your skin, where the Hemp Oil made the sill appear fresher and newer. The wood looked much richer – and if this makes sense- healthier.
Since I only started applying the Hemp Oil because I wanted to spruce up my house, believe it or not- I did not take “before” photos. But I did take the after photos which are posted above.
If you have old, tired looking wood pieces like I had- I would strongly recommend using Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil. I guarantee that you will be very happy with the results and love the look!
Also- and this is very cool!!….Hemp Oil works as a resist to the Milk Paint! So when you are layering two colors, apply the hemp oil in select places, apply your second layer of paint and you will get chipping where the Hemp Oil was applied. It looks awesome, so give it a try!
If interested in purchasing Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil or any of her other products- just click HERE. The Purple Painted Lady sells Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil for $12. One container should be able to do quite a few projects, but keep in mind – the older and drier the piece, the more oil it will use.
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