Lots of tips for using milk paint as well as before and after shots of furniture projects refinished with milk paint products. You'll learn where to buy milk…
Lots of people are intimidated by milk paint but that ends today! Do you wonder what milk paint is or how to even use it? Maybe you've never tried it or like me, you tried it and got frustrated because you didn't know how? You don't need to worry anymore! I'm here to help you with all those questions as well as teach you how to get an old world, layered, chippy finish with milk paint with this milk paint 101 tutorial.
I found this little oak washstand at an estate sale. The finish on the top needed some TLC and the base needed something to brighten it up a bit. For this piece, I chose MMS Milk Paint Bergere. This piece only needed 2 coats, then I distressed it by just running my sandpaper over the finish. I Hemp Oiled the top and then sealed the base with Clear Furniture Wax. #milkpaint
I love old washstands! This one I found recently at a local flea market. The wood was kinda orangey colored, so I thought a few coats of milk paint would really freshen it. I really like using milk paint on these types of pieces. I think the naturally worn look of milk paint complements the age of the piece well and also still shows off that beautiful wood grain. I think I’ve painted 7 or 8 washstands in milk paint now!
What colors do you think of when I say “Fall”? I bet you’re imagining orange, red, yellow, maybe even some brown or olive green, am I right? There are certain colors that come to mind for each season of the year. So when the temperatures drop and the leaves start changing colors, I start pulling different colors off my shelves for my painted pieces. #furniturepaint #chalkpaint #milkpaint #fusionmineralpaint
I really like using milk paint on these types of pieces. I think the naturally worn look of milk paint complements the age of the piece well and also still shows off that beautiful wood grain. I think I’ve painted 7 or 8 washstands in milk paint now! If you want to take a look at a few of the others, I’ve linked them at the end of this post.
After applying 2 coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Trophy, the antique cupboard was ready to have a top coat. To help me decide which topcoat to use, I consulted the owner of the cupboard. I asked her how hard she uses this piece and how often. She said she mostly kept dishes underneath and a few decorations on top, so that equates to medium-level use. That led me to pick buttery soft Furniture Wax for my topcoat.