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Milk Paint Inspiration


Recently, some of my blog buddies have tried out my milk paint and I just had to share a couple pieces that knocked my socks off (in case you missed them!)  The first was by Layla of The Lettered Cottage.  Here’s the piece before…

I found it pretty interesting when she sent me the before picture.  See, I had the twin…

…dangling hardware and all.  Someone had removed the fretwork in hers, though.  I actually did remove mine before I painted it.  Anyway, here’s what her piece looked after Shutter Gray…

She’s going to paint the interior in Grain Sack when she gets it.  Gorgeous, right?

The second piece I want to highlight is by Chris of Just a Girl.  Here’s how it looked before…

dresser before

…a beautiful wood piece that would’ve been fine as is, but check it out after a custom mix of Shutter Gray and Grain Sack (with the bonding agent added for a super smooth, non-chippy finish)…

milk paint dresser 1



Both of you definitely showed how milk paint is done.

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  1. both of the pieces are lovely! great job ladies!

  2. great great great job, ladies!

  3. Love both of them! :)

  4. Kathleen W. says:

    Gorgeous…..gets me thinking that my old, hand me down Ethan Allen dresser might look really good painted that way…hmmmmm…..Thanks for the inspiration !

  5. Jessica B says:

    the painted pieces are beautiful. I really like the “new” look of your wesite!

  6. Love all the pieces and your new header! Have a great weekend!

  7. Courtney D says:

    such beautiful work! I have followed Layla’s blog for years-and now I am thrilled to follow yours- a friend and I are off to Lucketts today to purchase more of your milk paint- I was at the Habitat for Humanity’s restore yesterday and wanted to purchase furniture just for the fun of another milk paint project! is it that addicting to everyone?

  8. Those pieces really make me want to paint my natural beauty. LOVE your new look!!!

  9. I was at Luckett’s last week and bought tricycle. Now I’m just waiting for the perfect piece~

  10. LOVE both of them… I just gave away a secretary like that and I’m of course kicking myself… do you think my FIL will give it back? LOL

  11. Denise T says:

    Love both of them. I had tried grain sack and love this color. I have not done shutter gray yet. but I have second thoughts, I want to mix grain sack and shutter gray with bonding agent. I am not sure which piece of furniture I want to do yet. Love the new look of your blog web page

  12. Mary borgsmiller says:

    I just painted my coffe table in tricycle. I must have mixed it too thin because I did three coats and it pretty much looked like your one coat. I have left it at that because i wanted it to look antiqued. I guess i kind of gave it a tricycle wash. How long do i need to wait to wax it?

  13. Wende Kirckhoff says:

    i have that same secretary..handle hanging as was my mom’s…i’ve planned on painting it for some that i found you..miss mustard seed..and your little milk paints too…i now know what i’ll be using to paint my secretary..i’ll send a photo..may be a while…i’m recovering on crutches…but it will be at the top of my list come spring…

  14. Wow what a great before and after on both pieces. I like smooth the milk paint looks. Hmmm, has me looking around for a piece of furniture to re-do at my house.

  15. Great job,love the color choices.

  16. Janice Davis says:

    Love it, love it, love it! It’s amazing what a little paint and creativity can do!

  17. What is the ratio of Shutter Gray to Grain sack to get that same result, do you know?

  18. Those pieces are both so gorgeous! Makes ya hope to find something with dangling hardware, doesn’t it? Love them!

  19. Both are gorgeous…..must give it a try!

  20. Gloria Crowther says:

    Just a quick note – I had a Christmas project for 2 of my girls. Two boxes made of the HEAVY paper mache w/a snap closure. I covered them with the textured wallpaper just for fun to add texture. Then, I thought I’d give the milk paint a try — I painted 2 coats of Shutter Gray on one; then 2 coats of MMS gold on the second. After they were very dry, I decided to do a very light coat of the opposite milk paint colors on them. It was SO exciting! The light coat of gold over the shutter gray looks like an Antique treasure box -with the spray seal coat, it shimmers! With the 2nd box painted gold, the light coat of Shutter Gray is just beautiful. The spray seal coat enhances the shimmer! The textured wallpaper I used is Very high & low areas; so the coat of opposite color is only on the raised ridges — I’m out of town now, but will send some photos when I get home. It turned out more beautiful than I ever imagined! What Fun!

  21. So pretty! I NEED to try your milk paint! Someday…..

  22. kellyt says:

    I have a dresser almost exactly like that and would love to paint it. It’s missing several drawer pulls however. Do you know of any good sites that would have antique pulls like yours?

  23. Both are beautiful pieces! Great job!

  24. Thank you, Marian! I’m absolutely in love with the paint, and I’m so pleased with how it turned out! I’m so thankful I could try it out!

  25. My family members all the time say that I am killing my time here at
    net, however I know I am getting familiarity all the time by reading such pleasant posts.


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