I love using Milk Paint and I needed something to break up all of the Robin Egg’s Blue I used on this table so I used Old Fashioned Milk Paint in Oyster White on the top of the piece. If you’ve never used milk paint you don’t know what you’re missing. You can mix as little or as much as needed and store the rest of the powder for later. There are no fumes or toxins to worry about either. I love using Old Fashioned Milk Paint and they have been making their milk paint for over 40 years!
I painted 2 coats of the milk paint and let it sit overnight.
To my dismay the painted veneer on top started bowing so I chipped it off and found glorious, beautiful wood. There was a little water damage on the wood but I knew I could make it better. The Old Fashioned Milk Paint is a wonderful product and in no way did the damage. This was an old table and the veneer on top wasn’t in the best state so the water-based milk paint acted as “remover” of the old veneer. I use The Old Fashioned Milk Paint line on a lot of my pieces and have never had any problems with it. It is a wonderful product!
I took some coarse sandpaper and gave it a thorough sanding until the wood felt satiny soft.
Then I turned to my favorite stain in walnut to really bring out the beauty of the wood.
After 3 coats I had the perfect color to compliment the robin’s egg blue paint.
I love that this “mistake” turned out to be the best thing that happened to this piece. The color of the wood along with the paint really makes this piece POP!
What “mistakes in painting” have you made that turned out to be great?