Jan 19, 2012

Cupboard Painted With Old Fashioned Milk Paint

I found this cute little cupboard at the Salvation Army last week.  

As you can see, it was in sad shape.  

The first thing I did before I even brought it into the house was to have my husband remove the old backing.  It was actually warm enough that day that I was able to give it a good sanding, too, before we brought it in. 
After Christmas I convinced my husband to take me to Lee Valley, where I picked up some Old Fashioned Milk Paint, and I had been wanting to find a piece to try it out on.  

Using Snow White and Slate, this is what the cabinet looked like after two coats:
I gave it a good sanding... It was really powdery!



And here it is all distressed and waxed up.  The wax really gave it a nice sheen and made it feel really smooth.  It also darkened the colour just a tad.

Overall, I really liked using this paint.  I found though that it didn't really spread out that well....But maybe that was me and I didn't put enough water into the mix, but I did follow the directions to the letter and the consistency didn't really seem terribly thick.  Once the paint was dry, I found that it flaked up in places, which made it really easy to distress.  
 All in all, I did enjoy using this paint, and will certainly use it again in the future! 

See you soon!


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35 comments:

  1. I love it and I love the Milk Paint, its great paint, you can mix the colors too. When I mix it I use a hand mixer. I think you did a great job. When I sand the Milk paint it smells funny!

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  2. Isn't if fun to work with milk paint? You did a super job. I'd love to find a piece like that!

    xox
    Nancy

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  3. Love it! Gotta try this sometime soon.

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  4. I followed you over from the What's In the Gunny Sack party. Love this cabinet. It turned out so great! I will be following you along to see your furniture makeovers...it has been my newest addiction :)

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  5. Looks great. All these paint choices I get confused. Milk or Chalk? Which should I do? What kind of wax did you use on yours?

    ~Bliss~

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  6. looks awesome!!! Great Shabby look.

    Link up on the Korner if you'd like! :)

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  7. oooh aaaah! LOVE it!!!! the colors and finish and i so wish i could just pop over there to buy some!

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  8. looks great. i love how the milk paint distressed. i haven't tried it yet.

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  9. I have a bag of milk paint sitting here waiting for me, so I was excited to see your project. Your cabinet turned out great!

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  10. Great color combination. I have never tried milk paint but love ASCP. I will have to give the milk paint a try!

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  11. WOW!!! What a difference the paint made to that cabinet. I LOVE it! It looks so rustic now!! Great Job :)

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  12. This redo is AMAZING!! You did a great job :)

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  13. That is a very authentic look. I may have to try some milk paint.

    Janet

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  14. looks great! do you find milk paint to be hard wearing finish?
    alicia

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    1. Yes, it seems that it is... especially with the wax as a topcoat, too.

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  15. Goodness... I love this! I really like the vintage feel you gave it. I would love for you to share it at Find Your Craft Friday!

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  16. I love the combination of colors you used on this cupboard. I've never used milk paint, but you make me want to use it. :)
    thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can.
    gail

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  17. It's beautiful!! I've always wanted to try milk paint, this gives me the itch to go project shopping :o)

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  18. What an amazing makeover! I love the two-tone! I'm featuring your cupboard later tonight!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love this shabby look! What a great job. I would love to have you share this at my Shabby Shares Saturday link party.

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  20. I really love how it turned out. I've had some milk paint for 6 months now and haven't tried it yet. I think I better go find something to try it on. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. That is beautiful! I have been wanting to try milk paint and there is a tool store about 20 min from here that sells tons of it. I love how it distressed!

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  22. You made my Canadian heart happy to see your L M Montgomery addition to the staging. Cupboard schmubbard. You have great taste in literature! ;-)

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  23. Cynthia,
    I am stopping by to let you know that I am fuaturing your piece of furniture tomorrow on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  24. This is stunning! I've never used milk paint before (not sure if we get it in Australia). I'm your newest follower and I'd love it if you'd share this at my Saturday Splendour Party which is still open, www.megandmums.com
    Megan :)

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  25. Beautiful!

    What kind of wax did you use to give it a smooth sheen?

    Alas, I can't find any place local that sells milk paint or chalk paint. I'll have to look online.

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  26. Hi...Thanks so much for your comment! I just used regular Minwax paste wax, and I must say that it shined up beautifully. The paint was fairly dull before I applied it. I couldn't find any place locally to buy the milk paint either, I even tried called around to different paint stores and none of them had even heard of it. I ended up buying mine from Lee Valley, when I was passing through the London, Ontario area, but I know that you can order it online from them fairly easily, too.
    Cynthia

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  27. Thanx to share with us informations to how to make cupboard stylist and wonderful.

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  28. Looks like you know your way around a paint brush pretty good. That's a cute dresser.

    ~Bliss~

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  29. This is awesome but i cant pin it to PINTEREST. Look into it if ya can :)

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  30. Great color combination! i love how the milk paint distressed. u did a great job!!Fire Engine Kids Bed

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  31. looks great. i love how the milk paint distressed.online bed sale UK

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