MCM Nightstand Makeover with Mud Paint

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Hi Friends!

In today's post I wanted to share a new product with you all!  For this project we will be trying out Mud Paint!  Let me tell you a little bit about Mud Paint.

Mud Paint was established in 2014 by a husband and wife duo who were in search for a new type of paint to fit their wants and needs.  Their paint is the only clay-based furniture paint available, making it easy to use, with amazing durability and fast drying technology!

Not only do they have 29 incredible colors, plus some seasonal colors, their paint can also be mixed to create an color you want or need!  They have neutrals, pale colors, bold colors, seriously something for everyone!

They also offer other finished and tools on their site, and they have local retailers in so many places!  You can head here to find a local retailer!

Okay okay, lets get into the makeover and see how this paint works!


(The Paint used in this project was so kindly sent to me by Mud Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own, as always :))

So I picked up these nightstands a while ago and although they are not a solid wood, they are such a fun style, I just couldn't pass them up.

They were in pretty rough shape so I did have to scuff sand, patch scratches and holes, and prime them!


BIN Primer

When I saw the bold green they sent me called Grassy Green I created this mood board to get a visual for what I wanted to do!

I took off the metal feet and cleaned them up with some rust remover and spray painted them gold for a fresh look!

I rolled on my BIN primer, doing 3 coats, to be sure the paint would adhere! After that dried, I smoothed it out with some 220 grit sandpaper!

Now it was time for paint!  I grabbed the color Grassy Green from Mud Paint and brushed it on!  I had to do about 3 coats of this paint because I primed with white, but that is no different than any other paint I have used! Especially being this bright bold green!

I did not seal this piece because the paint was so durable it most definitely did not need it, which was amazing!

I did get some brush strokes due to how thick the paint was, but I have heard from others that the thickness is different for some colors!

I will be sure to give my final thoughts of the paint at the end!

For the sliding doors I took a fun black and white printed contact paper and applied it for a fun detail!  I added my gold knobs and my gold feet back on, slid the doors back in, and this baby was done!

Let me tell you my final thoughts on this paint before showing you the finished result!


Feels Like a Silky Wax Finish 
Amazing Color Range
Thick Formula = Less Coats
Dries Super Fast


Leaves Brush Strokes due to Thickness
Not very Much Working Time
Shipping Can Be Expensive

Those are my pros and cons on the product, but overall I will definitely be trying out more of their paint to get a feel for different colors and different formulas, and I recommend you guys try it out as well :)

Here are the final shots!

Let me know what you think and let me now if you guys have ever tried out Mud Paint or any of their products before, and how they worked out for you!

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