Ok so if it isn’t already obvious that I love this piece let me just say….I LOVE THIS PIECE!! I mean what’s not to love.
I bought this cabinet several months ago and it’s been sitting in my garage waiting for me to decide what color to paint it. The plan was to use Chalk Paint but the inspiration wasn’t happening. And then one day I had an epiphany….Milk Paint! Duh!
Sweet Pickins Sweetwater and Flour Sack is was!
When I bought this cabinet it was painted white and someone had added textured wall paper to the front of the drawers.
You can see the wall paper pealing off. But I wanted to keep it so I used Mod Podge to adhere it back down and secure it to the fronts of the drawers. I removed the handles and cleaned it to prepare it for the Milk Paint.
I wanted to make sure that whatever was used to antique the fronts of the drawers wouldn’t bleed through the Milk Paint so I used spray shellac to seal it. Then I painted 2 coats of Sweetwater on the body and 1 coat of Flour Sack on the drawer fronts and let the Milk Paint do its thing.
This piece didn’t chip a lot so I sanded a little extra to get the distressed look I wanted. One of the things I like about Milk Paint is how easy it is to work with. I feel like it goes on quicker than Chalk Paint. It dries quickly and the finish is smooth and easy to distress. I used the cream wax finish and it gives it a lovely velvety look.
Sweet Pickins Milk Paint is also priced well and easy to mix and use. So many colors to chose from as well. Definitely try it out if you have been thinking about using Milk Paint.
I’m so happy with the way this turned out. And these colors together are just lovely. Sweet Pickins Milk Paint was the right choice for this. Wishing I has somewhere in my home to put it. 🤔 But for now it’s in my booth ready for a new home.
Let me know if you have any questions about Milk Paint or any of the products I use to upcycle and refinish my projects.
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