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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Messy Milkpaint!

I know, I know...
no Chalk Paint???

Milk Paint is def not perfect for EVERY project...
but it was perfect for THIS project

Milk Paint requires prep work
including bare wood or primer
and sometimes an additive to help it stick

You have to mix it up
and use it up...
(it doesn't keep)

I would not use it, say, on a Frenchy piece
that had an original lacquered finish...

But on heavily grained raw wood,
it's ideal

We went VIBRANT on this piece...
the lines were so clean and simple
we thought a shot of bold color
would be fabulous

Like chalk paint,
milk paint can look chalky (or milky!)
so this piece was waxed several times
for a deep, rich luster
and color

The finish is silky smooth...

It will be hard to part with this one...
I *sorta* considered keeping it
for my youngest son's room
but he wants a black dresser

so this one is up for grabs on Etsy


  1. I really love the milk paint finish. It seems every piece I see it used on looks so authentic. Such a beautiful time worn finish. That color is just perfect, too.


  2. Love the color and finish. This was fabulous!

  3. I agree with the previous comment that this looks like the real old thing and not a recent refinishing. Lovely, it will go fast I'm sure.

  4. I love this, or maybe it's the bold color I love. This is one of the neatest pieces of furniture ever!! What a wonderful job.

  5. Beautiful! I love the color. I purchased milk paint and have yet to use it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Love this dresser! The color is amazing! I featured you today!

  7. Your camera really picked up the beautiful arrays of colors.
    It's a gorgeous piece.

  8. So beautiful!! I LOVE the color! My first few experiences with milk paint were not great. But you've inspired me to try again!

  9. Is gorgeous! The piece is just great and you gave it a revival color! Thanks for share it!

  10. Thanks so very much for all the lovely comments!

  11. I just love this finish, the colour, the rustic romance of it and would love to try this - Only one problem ! I have no idea what milk paint is. I live in Scotland UK and maybe we call it something else. Any advice ? Mary

  12. AMAZING! i love love love that color and it is perfect on that piece! i hopped over from craptastic and am off to see more! :)

  13. The colors are awesome. I've never seen this done before. The results are fantastic.

  14. I can't tell you how close I was to buying this dresser even though I don't have a place for it. It's beautiful! I featured you today!

  15. Miss Mustard Seed has recently launched her very own brand of Milk Paint in the US. I am very excited to announce that I will be the UK dealer. My website is in the process of being updated but please have a look at the link to Miss Mustard Seed on my site for more details. Debbie

  16. I LOVE this! I looked at the Milk Paint. What were the shades you used for this?

  17. I realize this is an oldie, but I love this dresser - the color is amazing! Absolutely love it! It is one of my inspirations!