Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sneaky peak at the tv cabinet in milk paint

I thoroughly regretted having used up the remainder of my milk paint on this piece. All the way through I hated it and even wanted to paint over it in emulsion (latex in american) even though it would have meant that the milk paint was a mere primer albeit an expensive one imported from Canada. It was dreadful to use. My first 2 cups turned to porridge. (I think the water was too warm!) I swore never again would I use it. I never got the opaque coverage I wanted. Then I ran out of the damn stuff and could do no more.
I distressed. I waxed.

And I fell a little bit in love...

It's OTT for sure. But it appeals to the frustrated set designer in me. So here's a sneaky peak in bad sunday evening artificial light. Until I can finish waxing and show you the whole thing!


  1. Ooh, I like the look of the milk paint. I thought of trying some of the Homestead paint a while back, then changed my mind, but having seen your item, it looks like it gives a really good 'chippy' look.

  2. I'd say it's a paint for painters! And even then it's totally tricky! But the chippiness is cool. I think you might get it chippier if you put it on thick but this is only my second time. I will have to order some more!
    Are you going to stock MMS's milk paint?

  3. It Looks Amazing!!! Great job! Hopped over from MMS and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by and follow me back! From one painter to another ~ Judy @


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