Painting with Milk Paint: Bedroom Wardrobe
So guess what?! I found the perfect piece of furniture for our bedroom! Eeek! I actually came across it on Facebook at one of my favorite vintage shops that’s about an hour from us. So I messaged them for dimensions & pricing but honestly sometimes ya just know lol! This was for sure one of those times! So I set out early that Saturday morning to pick her up & here’s what she looked like!
Pretty huh? 🙂 What I was drawn to most about this specific piece, other than the fact that a wardrobe is exactly what I was looking for, is the fact that it’s not as deep as most I’ve seen. Our bedroom isn’t a huge space but at the same time we desperately need more storage in there! So that’s why I didn’t hesitate when I saw it 🙂
You might have noticed that I said this is what it “looked” like & I’m betting you can tell from the title what happened when I got her home 😉
Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint
I’d been dying to try out milk paint on a piece of furniture. If you remember my article on our bedroom design I knew I wanted a white wardrobe so I was extra excited that this became the perfect piece to try it out on. I decided to use Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint & would highly recommend it! I ordered it from Amazon in Farmhouse White you can find it HERE or by clicking the Amazon ad below.
The instructions tell you to mix a one to one ratio of the powder & water. Then you whisk it, whisk it good lol! I also will share with you my new all time favorite paint brush which I also ordered from Amazon. I cannot say enough good things about this New Renaissance brush, & believe me I’ve used a lot of different ones!
Prepping the Wardrobe
Milk paint is more runny than chalk paint & can create a different look. The less you sand the more chippy the end result is, which is exactly the look I was going for. I did rough it up a bit with some 12o grit sand paper but as you can see from the pictures not too much.
Painting with Milk Paint
It took several thin coats, but milk paint dries super fast so I was basically able to give the next coat directly after the first. Below are pictures of the first & third coat. It was amazing to see it start to look all crackly & chippy!
Milk Paint Finished Product
After 4 thin coats it was done & I was in love! It had that crackly look I was hoping for, but the funnest part of the whole process was chipping some of it away to create a naturally worn look. You can check out how I did it in the video below 🙂 & the end result photos follow!
It turned out even better than I imagined! I’m in love with milk paint & the whole process! Old white chippy things always steal my heart, but to know I can create them myself feels pretty amazing! I’m already thinking about what I want to paint next! Lol! This piece is sitting pretty in our bedroom right now but I want to wait until the whole room is complete before I share it with ya! 😉
If you’re thinking of trying milk paint I say give it a whirl! It’s easy to use with an awesome result! Let me know what you think or if you have any questions. I’m by no means an expert but I’d be happy to try to answer any you have!
Happy DIYing Friend!