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Vintage Pine Cupboard | The Reveal

Today, I want to share the full reveal of a beautiful vintage pine cupboard with you! Using a new-to-me product made for amazing results!

where we left off…

This is where we left off in the first post. Be sure to read all the details of how we got to this point! And don’t worry about the blotchy appearance of the paint, that is a common thing with milk paint! We will get that taken care of in the next step!

full view of antique pine cupboard painted Mustard Seed Yellow with MMS Milk Paint

trying new things!

After painting the two coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Mustard Seed Yellow, I decided to use wax as the sealer and top coat. I have used a couple of different waxes in the past. (You can read about my favorite topcoats in this post.)

Anyway, I chose to use a product that is new to me, Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax in Clear. And I can tell you, I am sold on this product! It was so easy to apply and to buff.

I put together this little video to show you how to wax a piece of furniture. Enjoy!

antique, old world feel

And look at the results! The wax finish helps to keep the antique, old world feel to this piece. It even gives the wood an old, time-worn feel. As I rubbed my hand against the smooth wood, it felt as though it had been like that for years and years.

chippy goodness

Just enough chippy goodness! I love how Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint gives a time-worn feel to furniture like this vintage pine cupboard!


The older pieces often have locks on them and usually some of the parts are missing. I like to keep them on the piece even though they no longer work. The key is missing but this lock still helps to tell the story of the piece.

Here is another detail I love about the vintage pine cupboard. This vintage hook clicks into another piece under the interior shelf. The two work together to hold the left door closed. Sorry, but I don’t have a pic of the second part of this mechanism – thought I got the shot and I guess I didn’t 🙁

Here is another detail that is common on vintage furniture – a handmade wooden knob. When the left door is closed with the hook mechanism, this wooden knob can turn to hold the right door closed.

The round wood knob was used to cover the hole where the missing lock would have been.

bringing it all together

I love how the handmade wood knob and the round wood knob tie in with the wood top of the vintage pine cupboard.

the vintage pine cupboard

I love using furniture pieces in rooms that they were not necessarily intended for. This vintage pine cupboard is the perfect example. It was intended for a kitchen or dining area to store dishes and maybe even pies!

But what about a bedroom to store blankets or clothing? Or how about a large bathroom to store linens and bath supplies? Even on an enclosed porch to store paper plates and other outdoor eating supplies!

share your ideas!

I would love to know your ideas about how and where to use this piece in your home! Let’s dream together in the comments below!!

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  1. This piece is so sweet, Cindy. It would make great bathroom storage with towels underneath and toiletries on top ☀️

  2. Hi Cindy!
    This cabinet turned out so pretty! I see it in a bathroom holding towels and washcloths in the bottom! Pretty soaps, cotton balls, etc. displayed in cute containers on the shelves! I hope you’ll share this at Homestyle Gathering this coming week! I’ve missed seeing you there. 😉 I wish you a great week ahead!
    >>> Kim

    1. Thanks Kim! This is one of my favorite pieces to date! I will try again to join Homestyle Gathering. My weeks have been so full lately? It’s a good and bad problem??

  3. This is GORGEOUS, Cindy! LOVE the color, and you styled it SO beautifully! Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Turn About. Always blessed to have you!

    1. Thanks my sweet friend!! Blessings to you as you travel for Haven!! Have fun and learn alot??

  4. I love this piece. It would look great with the colors in our house I just wish it would fit in my dinning room ?

    1. Thanks Angela! Washstands are probably a bit small for a dining room but a small sideboard might work. Keep your eye out for one, you just never know what might come along!?

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