Remember my lovely Milk Paint Makeover? Well, I had a piece of glass on the top and took it off to take pictures for the Home Tour. That night, the ol’ hubs set his half glass of cold water down and went to bed. I woke up the next morning to this!
I picked this little cutie up from an online site. It’s been hanging solo for a while in the basement. After finishing My Shabby Cabs, I took a much needed break from the paint brush! I was eager to start again. I’m always up for trying something new! A local store, Rust to Roses, carries Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint. I grabbed some paint and hemp oil to give this baby some new life! It had some missing hardware and trim…..
Because so much of the lower trim was missing, I just removed it all. I like things to be “perfectly imperfect.”
I always clean my piece REALLY good. I use TSP Substitute with gloves and a scrubber. Then, rinse with warm water.
Again, I’m a rookie with the ol’ milk paint. At first, I put powder into a plastic container, poured in the water and mixed with a spoon. It would NOT mix. My second attempt, I put water in a mason jar, then powder, put the lid on top and gave it a good SHAKE! This worked perfectly. Let the paint sit for 5-10 minutes to allow the pigment to deepen.
Milk paint comes in a powder form. Mix equal parts water and powder. The paint is “fresh” for about one week. MMSMP carriers a bonding agent too. I did not use this product. Learn more about that HERE.
We are READY! What a pretty color. Apron Strings. Something I’d not normally buy.
Honestly, what REALLY appealed to me with this paint is that you can achieve an authentic “chippy look.” So, I HAD to attempt it. I found an old sock and cut a small piece. I applied a small amount of the hemp oil on to the sock and placed it on areas that I wanted to chip. (Creating a barrier where the paint won’t stick)
Next, PAINT. I gave this beauty two coats! It dries quickly like chalk paint. Can you see where it was “bubbling?” OH YAH. Chip.TIME. I took some tape and wrapped it around my hand. I applied light pressure to these areas to “pull away” the paint.
Now, my favorite part. I took Annie Sloan Old White and a small paint brush to complete the interior trim. There is also ONE section of trim that is missing trim on each end. I made two lines so that it appears there’s trim. Shhhhh… Don’t tell anyone! THIS my friends, MADE the piece!
Remember that sock I cut? I stuck my hand inside, put some hemp oil on it and rubbed it into the table. After I finished the whole piece I took a clean rag and wiped it again to remove any excess.
Now LOOK at that beauty. What cha think?
I’m REALLY glad I added the white detail. I’ve been searching for new hardware with NO luck. I’ll keep you posted when I find the PERFECT ones!