Thursday, March 15, 2012

Milk Paint

Well, I gone and done it.  I painted in the dark...couldn't stand the suspense after receiving my first order of Milk Paint and mixed it up, grabbed my flashlight and went to work in my burned-out-bulb garage. 

Prior to this, and when the lights were still working I had stripped and re-stained the top, to remove deep ink spots so at least that was accomplished first!
Using this paint is really fun, it has a sort of seaweed smell and once you blend with water (per the instructions included) you then have to strain it through a mesh colander to get the clumps out.  You can even use a sprayer with it if you are super diligent to get those clumps out!  I used a sponge brush since I couldn't see where the heck the sprayer was anyway and applied just one coat to achieve what looks like a 'stain' of color onto the wood.  I really liked the effect so left it at that, no distressing or glazing, etc. The color I bought was 'Sea Green' but there are 20 total to choose from.  Normally this paint gives a heavy 'chippy' distressed finish but being this dresser was unfinished oak, it just adhered differently.

I still need to seal it, but here it is with hardware (what I had on hand) and a flash on my camera so unfortunately the top appears more 'orangey' than it actually is.  It's really more a golden color :)
Apologize for the bad photos this time!  Bulb has been replaced since:)
This week is Spring Break for the kiddos, but it's also mid-terms for my husband (as well as his day job) and I've been cramming to finish up the last projects to be ready for move in at the Antique Gallery of Round Rock.  We've made the best of it though, I used the time to have the kids 'cull' their toys and go through their drawers.  A spring-cleaning of sorts, so they can personally donate them to some local kids organizations and learn the value sharing/helping others.  We then picked out a few necessities for summer and tomorrow we'll start the first in a 3 day SXSW extravaganza!!! Family-friendly version of course, but we are all sooo looking forward to it.  Have a wonderful weekend! XOXO


  1. I have never used milk paint but after seeing this I may have to try it. Thanks for sharing and please hop over to my blog and join the My Memories giveaway happening this week.

  2. Wow, can't believe you managed this beauty in the dark! I'm a new follower and hope you'll follow back. My Frugal Treasures Tuesday party is going on NOW and hope you'll link up this beauty! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cam... I LOVE what you did with this piece. Amazing as usual!! ;) I have not heard of milk paint, so I am going to have to go read up on that.

  4. Wow! I love that color. Turned out beautiful.

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    Congratulations! Dee