I am still waiting on my calcium carbonate to come in, so that I can try the home-made chalk paint….
I cannot wait.
Until then, I wanted you to see my second project using the inexpensive milk-paint.
Here is your standard little end table.
You know I like this style….
Because people miss the pretty in it and that makes it cheap.
I chose to try my hand with the Safe Paint Snow White.
My only other milk paint project was with the “Golden Yellow” and I wanted this one to more resemble the popular AS white so we could compare.
Still with me?
Ms Sandy at BeachesCoastalCreations.com sweetly told me that turning my piece upside down and painting this way first, would keep me from missing spots.
I knew that meant……..
I had been missing spots.
I’m so embarrassed.
So, I started with the table upside down this time.
It originally started looking like this…..
~I had put too much water in the powder
~I had not mixed it good enough
So, I let it dry and applied another layer thinking I would just sand it smooth when it dried.
Just a fyi…this is the ASCP “old white” next to the Milk Paint “Snow White”.
I just wanted you to see the difference in the white.
After two layers of paint,Â I felt it was ready to sand.
Main difference from ASCP…..the brush strokes do NOT sand out well.
Milk Paint can look streaky.
With my golden yellow.…..I didn’t get any streaks, so I am not sure if it was my mixture of paint.
I plan to check that with another attempt at using Snow White later.
I didn’t mind the brush strokes on this piece but it did not have a smooth look if that is what you need.
Time-wise….I had as much time involved as ASCP . YAY.
It also adhered well to this glossy wood with NO prep. YAY again.
So, let’s see the before again….shall we?
Sweet isn’t it?
I felt like the Milk Paint gave it a prettier aged look than chalk paint and stood up well to distressing.
See the streaks on the side of the table? The messy really didn’t “sand” out.
That’s what I was talking about.
But I went with that…….
I consider this a “Milk Paint Success” and am still very impressed with how easy it is to use.
Most of all, I am loving how cost effective this paint is!
Remember that Sandy and Lynette can send you your own Milk Paint and they can pack about 8 bags into a $5.95 flat rate box. They are trying to get it set-up where you can purchase online but you can go their website.…contact them and they would love to help you until then…….
Are you ready to try it?
Have you tried it?
What do you think? Like the transformation?
Let me know!
Miss hearing from you guys!
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