Wood Paint | Antique Pine Cupboard Reveal

Are you wondering what the best wood paint is for pine furniture? Today, I am sharing a gorgeous reveal that will answer your questions!

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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!

paint for pine wood

In the first post, we applied two coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. Milk paint works beautifully on antique pine and I have to say, especially on old pine.

Because the piece was sanded thoroughly, the milk paint soaked into the surface.

But then again, I am partial to the old-world look of milk paint 🙂

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

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how to seal milk paint

After painting the two coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Mustard Seed Yellow, I decided to use wax as the sealer and topcoat. 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 buff.

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

old-fashioned milk paint

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.

side view of a painted wood piece of pine furniture that the wood has been painted in yellow milk paint. The cabinet has various kitchen items staged on to[
picture of an antique pine cupboard in a tutorial showing how to apply wood paint using milk paint in a yellow color. various items sitting on top of cupboard including a plant, a candle, an ironstone serving dish, a blue pitcher, antique mason jars and several small ironstone and pottery bowls. a magnolia wreath hangs above the painted cabinet

chippy paint on pine wood

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

picture of antique pine cupboard painted in milk paint in yellow with a blue pitcher and green mason jars sitting on top

storage options in antique pine cupboard

Look at the storage this sweet cupboard has! Think of all the pies and baked goods that were probably stored on those shelves until dinner time!

antique cupboard with bottom door open showing storage options. blue pitcher and ironstone serving bowl on top along with three blue mason jars

hardware on antique furniture

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.

BTW, can we just say how funny it is that someone locked up the goodies they stored in the cabinet?? Those pies must have been pretty special!

close up picture of hardware on an antique cupboard that was painted with milk paint, wood paint

Here is another detail I love about this 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 🙁

close up picture antique hardware on a vintage cupboard

And then there is this detail that is common on vintage furniture – a handmade wooden knob. The 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.

close view of wood hardware on a vintage pine cupboard

milk paint colors

What do you think of this amazing color of paint for this pine wood cabinet? It’s definitely a color that will bring warmth to any home!

Miss Mustard Seed offers some of the prettiest colors I have seen for vintage and antique furniture.

close up picture of vintage cabinet with a blue pitcher sitting on top of the milk painted wood cabinet

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.

picture of the side of a piece of painted furniture using wood paint in yellow with an ironstone serving bowl, blue pitcher and blue vintage mason jars

how to use vintage and antiques in decor

This piece could be used as intended in a kitchen for storage. I can imagine a vintage Kitchen Aid mixer sitting on top and a couple of homemade pies next to it.

This pine cupboard could be used as a baking cabinet. Baking tools and cookie sheets could be stored down below and a mixer and rolling pins could be displayed and used on the top.

picture of an antique pine cupboard in a tutorial showing how to apply wood paint using milk paint in a yellow color. various items sitting on top of cupboard including a plant, a candle, an ironstone serving dish, a blue pitcher, antique mason jars and several small ironstone and pottery bowls. a magnolia wreath hangs above the painted cabinet

vintage pine cupboard uses

Put this cupboard in a dining area and use it as a serving piece. You could store serving dishes below or displayed on top of the cupboard.

Let’s think outside the box and use this piece in a guest bedroom to hold supplies for your guests. Towels and sheets below and soaps, tissues and candies displayed on the top!

picture of an antique pine cupboard painted in Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Mustard Seed Yellow with various kitchen items on the top

And 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!

Isn’t it fun to use furniture pieces in rooms that they were not necessarily intended for.

picture of an antique pine cupboard in a tutorial showing how to apply wood paint using milk paint in a yellow color. various items sitting on top of cupboard including a plant, a candle, an ironstone serving dish, a blue pitcher, antique mason jars and several small ironstone and pottery bowls. a magnolia wreath hangs above the painted cabinet

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!!

I hope you enjoyed this post and the previous tutorial on painting wood with milk paint!

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

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Such a great idea Jenn! Thanks for sharing??

      1. Love how this turned out! Couldn’t help but try to peek at the other pieces in your storage area hee hee.

        1. Cynthia Gayle says:

          Omgoodness Marie, I have some goodies in the pile in the background!

  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. Cynthia Gayle says:

      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. Julie Briones says:

    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. Cynthia Gayle says:

      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. Cynthia Gayle says:

      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!?

  5. Cindy, this is beautiful! I have wanted to try MMS for a while but for some reason I’m intimated about getting the consistency correct.

    This is styled perfectly. This would be great to store extra dishes.

    I would use this in my craftroom for extra storage too.


    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      This would be a great piece for a craft room!! Great idea Cindy! I get it about being intimidated by milk paint – but I promise, it isn’t as hard as it sounds. I have a YouTube video about mixing the paint. Give the paint a try sometime!

  6. I love this! We are getting ready to move to a tiny farmhouse, and I see many of these projects in my future!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      That sounds like fun! I bet you will have some fun projects for your farmhouse!!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thanks Paula! This yellow is so pretty!!

  7. Leslie Watkins says:

    Lovely! I am a yellow fan!

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Yes for all the yellow!! Thanks Leslie!

  8. Libbie Burling says:


    Your pieces are always so lovely! Love the color on this one.

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      That’s a sweet thing to say Libbie! Miss Mustard Seed Yellow is so gorgeous!

  9. Absolutely fabulous … love the color you chose. It’s a piece I’d love to own. So good. xo

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      I’m with you – this color is yellow perfection!! Thanks for stopping by Juliet!

  10. Cheryl Atkinson says:

    Hi Cyndi, I have been following you for a while. I just love your style. They just dont make pieces lime this anymore and now it looks like it has another 100 years to go. It’s a beautiful piece.

    1. Cynthia Gayle says:

      Thanks, Cheryl for following along – I appreciate your support of our blog! And you are so right – furniture is not made like this anymore. We love breathing new life into these old and forgotten pieces. So glad you enjoy our blog and our style!!

  11. It’s ADORABLE!!! SO many amazing uses for cupboards such as these and what a happy color!

    1. Isn’t it so pretty? Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Mustard Seed Yellow is such a lovely vintage yellow!

  12. oh wow Cindy this came out so good. I love the yellow! I have never used milk paint but you have inspired me to give it a go. Great job!

    1. You should definitely give milk paint a try! It’s an easy way to create a vintage look to pieces!