Friday, November 30, 2012

Trying MMS milk paint on a "Stormy Day Dresser"

UPDATE Pics showing the wreath I just made. Love the colors w/the dresser...

If you've seen my other posts, you know I've done quite a few pieces with the milk paint from the Real Milk Paint Company.  I love their colors and their paint.  
But I'm always on the lookout to try different things. I found this nice old dresser
off of CL (yeah I know, surprise!) and wanted to do a lighter color. 
 First I applied some Real Milk Paint co in "Peacock". Then I used MMS "Shutter Gray" to layer 
over the top. 

Since this was bare wood, the paint really adheres. On places where 

I wanted the peacock blue to show, I applied a smudge of vaseline. 
This is what it looks like after the gray top coat dried. It flaked off beautifully! 

This shows how it looked after it was distressed and oiled. I did this technique to the entire piece. 

All in all, the milk paints from both companies are almost identical in prep and application.  Only the colors are different.

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  1. Wow! I think it's just beautiful. I love the mix of the blue, grey and natural wood all peaking through.....and I'm a total sucker for natural wood tops. Great job.

  2. This piece turned out amazing! Thanx for sharing at THT!