Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Milk Paint

I woke up early this morning, had Pumpkin Spice creamer with my coffee (Happy Halloween!), and watched a few tutorials from Miss Mustard Seed who was introduced to me by Haven.
I've been reading about Annie Sloan chalk paint and Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint for the past few months. I also considered making my own. Last week, I decided to buy the milk paint-- it's been on the market for two months or less. It's more affordable than chalk paint which I still plan to try someday (I'm curious about it, and everyone loves it!).
So, after watching the tutorials, I ignored the massive pile of laundry and mixed up some paint. The milk paint comes in powder form and you just mix with warm water. I put two tablespoons in a plastic cup and mixed with water. Next, I just started painting it on this piece of furniture that I found in my mother-in-law's storage shed a few weeks ago. I didn't even know she had it, and I love it. I just did one coat today; Miss Mustard Seed recommends two coats. That'll be it for my painting today-- now back to housecleaning, teaching, & prepping for tonight's Trunk or Treat!
Love the shape of this and the added storage to our house!
I chose the Linen color and also added wax and hemp oil to my shipment.
Coat #1: It was watery like the tutorial said and very easy to apply. I didn't paint the top...considering just sanding it and restaining it.



  1. This is going to be a beautiful piece! I like that you are thinking about leaving the top to refinish. Looking good!

  2. I LOVE Chalk Paint! In my opinion, it's worth the money. I'll have to try milk paint. Where do you get it?

    I posted some pictures of things I painted with chalk paint this week.

  3. I was going to ask where you got the milk paint, too. Alecia has been wanting to try chalk paint but the only place around here that sells it is in Midtown.


I love reading comments! Thanks:)