Tuesday, 4 December 2012

MMS Milk Paint Tricycle Side Table

I finally got Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint from Creekside Abbotsford.
I bought Tricycle and Shutter Grey, along with bonding agent and antique wax.

I often shy away from vibrant colours,
because I'm more comfortable with soft tones.
But this Tricycle colour is such beautiful red, I had to try it.
Also this was my first time working with milk paint.

First, I mixed it with warm water.
( 1 part paint & 1 1/4 part warm water )
I used 1/4 cup of Tricycle for this side table and
it was just the amount needed in the end:)

I mixed it really really good with sticks..

Mixing part was the hardest for me,
probably because I used a shallow cup and 2 sticks to mix,
I splashed some mix on the sheet.
Then I used a whisk to mix and it went much easier:)
I didn't add bonding agent because I wanted to have a chippy look,
I heard the way milk paint chips is really unpredictable
and I was curious how it'd react to my table.

 I found this side table at a thrift store.

I painted grey first then black for under colours.

Then the first coat of Tricycle, it went on really smooth.
I still had a little bit of lumps from the powder but just used my fingers to smooth it out.

After the 2nd coat it was still showing lots of black
I felt it needed one more coat so I did 3 coats altogether.

I was hoping it'll chip but it didn't.
All it did was this much and after I sanded, it was all gone...

...and here is the finished table.

I distressed the table with a 220 grit sand paper.
Milk paint distresses so easily and beautifully.
I just loved how it shows the black
( and some white and grey as well) underneath.

I added some vintage papers to the top and the bottom shelf,
using Mod Podge.
Then aged around the papers a little with strong brewed coffee
finishing with MMS's antiquing wax.

Inside the drawer, I added this cute Eiffel tower picture.

Isn't it adorable?

I really like this aged look Milk Paint creates:)

I've been loving my homemade chalk paint and
 now I've found my new favorite paint:)
I have Shutter Grey as well,
What am I goint to paint with it...just thinking is much fun too!

Have a wonderful December everyone:)

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