You simply can't replicate the chippy-goodness that naturally comes with milk paint.
Besides our dresser in the master, I haven't done a whole lot lately with the stuff as I've been on an ASCP kick.
It started out simple enough.
Lots of dings and scratches, and a dated cherry finish (sorry if you're a big cherry fan).
1. I applied 2 coats of Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Flow Blue.
It seemed plain and a little dull.
2. Using some ASCP in Pure White, I free-handed some details, and stenciled on the same french guy that I used for this little table last month.
Then, came the real experiment.
I've been wanting to truly refinish a wood top for awhile. But the process seems so labor-intensive, and intimidating.
And, if I'm being honest, it is. Slash was.
3. Lots of power sanding, scraping, more sanding, etc. and it looked as though I had piles of sawdust everywhere, but was making NO progress.
I decided though, eh, in true Ashley fashion, that's good enough. :)
4. Applied one coat of Minwax wipe on stain in Early American, and this is what it looked like while drying.
5. I let it dry for several hours (because the kids woke up from their naps), applied one coat of Polyurethane on the wood, and MMS furniture wax on the milk paint, and voila - my french milk paint media table was born!
It has a pull-out slider that'd be sweet to hold, oh I don't know, your cold lemonade?
And it's got this sweet media hole so I assume it's original purpose was for your cable box?
I'm a real expert at this stuff, can you tell?
I love milk paint. Each piece turns out totally different than the last.
So it's like a choose your own adventure. Except, you're not really choosing it. :)
Have you tried milk paint yet?
Do you have any staining techniques? Especially the clean up part of it??
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