Milk paint furniture is so much fun. Milk paint is one of my favorite products to use because it is so easy to get my desired finish and the dry time is super speedy. I love how this antique table painted with milk paint turned out. I admit it is a new favorite of mine!! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's start at the beginning...
Milk Paint Furniture Prep
For some odd reason I always want the piece of furniture that is in the worst possible shape. I don't know why, maybe it is because I like the challenge or love to waste my time...ha ha! But whatever the reason I always bring them home. This little table on the top was covered in the most disgusting high gloss nastiness that someone probably called paint. And of course I bought this piece. The picture below is after I had used stripper twice (stripping tutorial here). After two coats of stripper I then sanded as much of this paint off as I possibly could. But it still looked a little rustic and the paint in the details was not coming off like I had hoped. Rather then spend more time then I had already, I decided to embrace what was left.
Antique Table Painted with Milk Paint
Mixing Milk Paint
True milk paint comes in the powder form and you add water to it. I love that I can mix it up myself because I can control the constancy. You can view the (mixing tutorial here).
You can also view my favorite kind of milk paint here
All the Chippy Goodness
Milk paint is designed to chip in places and create an old feel for furniture and this is just what I needed to bring everything together on this piece. The vintage, distressed look really makes the piece pop with the color accents.
You can see in some places the milk paint chipped off and other places I sanded the milk paint down so the remaining white paint would show through.
I am so pleased with the end results! I suppose that is why I buy the worse piece I can find....they have the best transformations! Hopefully this helps so you can add milk paint to your furniture.
Other Finishes with Milk Paint
You can view my french chair makeover here!