Sunday, December 16, 2012
GIVING MILK PAINT A TRY
Don't worry my modern BFF's, I am not converting totally but have to admit, it's kinda fun having a paintbrush in hand and being a little creative.
I have used milk paint before but has been many years. I had a secretary desk that I thought would be a good piece to experiment on.
The desk already had a nice coat of yellow on it, which I was going to just leave but then decided, after sanding it down, that I would try this pretty blue milk paint I had on hand. After I painted it blue, didn't like it because it was too baby blue for me, so I decided to use this pretty green color milk paint over that (your suppose to layer...right?!?!)
I have been seeing a similar decorative hand painted decal around the blogs lately and decided to try a freehand design myself. I did this before the distressing and glazing as I wanted it to look as original as possible too. It's not perfect, but perfectly imperfect:)
I loved how the green looked especially when I distressed it and even more after I glazed it. I really like how there are some areas where the blue comes through, some areas where the yellow shows and a few spots of wood peeking through. Perfectly "aged".
I clear sealer coat and some new (old) hardware and it's done!