Thursday, October 17, 2013

Got Milk Paint?

Hi all!! It's officially Fall weather here in Michigan today. I went out of the house with my boots on and a jacket. I hate to say but I kind of enjoyed putting both of those things on. I know that I will be complaining come February but that's why we LOVE all of our seasons. We get a taste of all sorts of weather and then as soon as we get sick of one we get the next. I guess I should speak for myself though.

I bought some milk paint for the first time and I was so excited to try it. I LOVE the chippy, distressed look on furniture and I love when it looks authentic. I think I found the perfect paint to achieve that look. My mom, sister and I all bought this piece together, along with much more, from a lady that was trying to get rid of a bunch of items. It is a beautiful, well made, vintage piece that I was super excited to work on. I decided to try milk paint on it for the first time. During the process I was a little nervous about the outcome but the end result was just how I had imagined and I cannot wait to try it on some more pieces. The fun part about milk paint is you have to kind of let it work it's own magic. It will distress itself where it wants to and then you can also add more distressing to where you want it. You definitely need to put some sort of wax or hemp oil, which I chose to use, on it to finish it off. It was such a fun project and I can't wait to use this paint some more. Have a great evening!!

This is the before without the mirror. Hopefully you can still get the idea of what it looked like before.

I didn't get around to taking pictures of it before it made it's placement into our little Shabby Gal's spot. So here are some pictures with it all decorated and ready to find a home.

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  1. I love how this turned out! Isn't milk paint great? I just recently used it for the first time myself and also just posted about it. I'm looking forward to using it a lot more in the future. Thank you so much for sharing your loveliness :)

  2. Oh my word, this dresser is totally amazing. I love it and the finish is amazing. Wow, great makeover. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  3. Love the way this turned out! I've never heard of milk paint before, but now I will definitely give it a try.

  4. love the finish you gave it, the mustard color underneath looks wonderful!!