painted mora clock & farmhouse white in australia

by | Feb 25, 2016 | Before and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, Hand Painted Furniture, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | 24 comments

When I decide to paint something, it doesn’t take me long to add the powder to the water and dip in a brush.

Remember the Mora clock from Antique Farmhouse I posted about over the weekend?


It looked beautiful as is, but how could I resist painting it in MMS Milk Paint Mora?  A Mora clock painted in Mora.


I painted the trim in Linen and finished the entire piece with a little bit of Antiquing, White and Furniture Wax.


It has a soft, muted finish that I really love and suits the Swedish style of the clock.


I used all three of the waxes to bring out different aspects of the finish…highlight the texture, simulate age and grunge that may have built up in crevices and on ledges.


 The key was keeping it subtle, so the result wasn’t smudgy.


If you apply tinted waxes properly, you really shouldn’t be able to “see” them.  They should just enhance a piece, not define it.

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The freshly painted Mora clock and my tufted sofa make quite a pair.  Like peanut butter and dark chocolate.  Mmmm.



While we’re talking about milk paint, I’m excited to share that Farmhouse White will launch in Australia on February 28, 2016.  Those down under had to wait a while longer, but it will be worth it!   There are also five more “Farmhouse White Tickets” hidden in the bags we sent across the ocean, so be on the lookout for those if you purchase your paint in Australia.

For a list of online and local MMS Milk Paint retailers, click HERE.

The tickets in the US and Canada have not been found, yet, so keep opening those bags!  Three have been found in Europe.

If you’re still not sold on the color, this video might convince you…



  1. Joan

    That is reallllyyy pretty, even prettier, and more improved,..who’da thought…! I love the texture, makes me want to touch it…beautiful.
    Even better than before 🙂 Thumbs up again!

  2. Cassie

    “Simulate age and grunge…” I love that 🙂
    Do you use separate brushes for antiquing wax vs. regular and white waxes? I have a hard time cleaning my wax brushes and am thinking of getting one for each different wax that I use.

  3. Sharon Hankins

    Yay Australia!! Here we go painting, painting, painting ….

  4. sada

    Could not be more excited for the release here Down Under!! My customers are over-the-moon at the possibility of winning a White Ticket!!! Thank you for an amazing giveaway!!

  5. Tracey B

    Looking forward to adding Farmhouse White to my MMSMP colours when it’s released in Australia – now to decide what I will be painting with it!

  6. Caro

    When you apply different waxes, which do you apply first? How do you determine the order? Is there some logic to it, or is it a seat-of-the-pants kind of thing?

  7. Rhonda

    Awwww, I loved the color & texture of the original finish… covered it up:(

  8. Jessica @ Petal + Ply

    I like the new lighter finish! Mora amazes me in it’s range of tone depending on what it’s near. Such a chameleon color.

  9. Karen

    Where can I buy the clock?

    • Mimi

      It’s from Antique Farmhouse – but it’s been sold out since it was shown on Miss Mustard Seed

  10. Cheryl

    Oh wow, I love it!! Congrats on your Australia line, that is awesome!!

  11. Mimi

    two words: WOW – YUM !!!

  12. MaryS

    The clock is much prettier now…. Love that color…

  13. Nancy Ericksn

    Did you remove the clock face for the painting?

  14. B Folk

    The clock was pretty before…but, now, it’s beautiful! Like the video for Farmhouse white. You always choose the perfect background music. Congrats on the launch in Australia.

  15. Marlene Stephenson

    I love your clock and even better with it’s new color.

  16. Jen Banker

    I have a reproduction mora clock waiting in the wings for some lovin’ with mora and linen as well!

    I need to order another bag of farmhouse white already, as well!

  17. Liz Thomas

    The clock turned out just like I thought it would, wonderful….and the video is awesome…so well done.

  18. Barbara H.

    Hmm, too much in and out of focus in the video for me – other than that loved it. Like the clock both ways. I always enjoy reading your posts. Thanks!

  19. trish tokar

    love your clock painted in Mora! looks great!

  20. Treva Mills

    I didn’t think I could possibly like the Mora better than it was but sure enough you did make me like it even more.
    Just beautiful!

  21. Marsha

    The clock is so pretty I would never have had the courage to paint a clock in my home. It looks perfect in your lovely room and next to the sofa.

  22. Leesa

    I hope when you say Australia that some of those will make their way across the ditch to NZ, have been waiting for this colour for a special piece, yay.

  23. Karine

    I just knew it was a matter of moments before you transformed that clock. Smashing!


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