Yes, those are my feet, at 7:57 a.m., this morning. Those feet are supposed to be at the gym right now, but I’m giving myself the week off from a schedule. I’m getting so much done! All the things that fall through the cracks, when life goes too fast.
But, back to the story! This morning, doing what I love to do, cruising the Land of Blogs, checking out DIY projects, I met Paige, at A Junk Chick Life.
She lives in Asheville, North Carolina and her rule for DIY projects is to never pay more than $5 for a paint project. She broke the rule on this one…and spent $10! All for good reason! See what she did with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, in Eulalie’s Sky, a pretty Aqua color!
Milk paint project #4 Eulalie’s Sky
by Paige at A Junkchick Life
You know, I’m a big fan of The $5 Fill-In-The-Blank. Meaning I DO NOT like to pay over $5 for ANYTHING I’m going to paint.
So if I do pay over $5 it has to be something pretty cool.
My latest case in point
Solid as a rock and BIG
I chose to paint it MMS Milk Paint in the color Eulalie’s Sky and let me just tell you
I love this color!
How could I not? It’s in the Turquoise family.
It took two coats to cover the coffee table and I did not use a bonding agent. I don’t own any.
To me, choosing paint for a piece of furniture is all about color. Then I tried Milk Paint and it became all about chippiness!
If that’s even a word !
I did not get much chipping at all on this one, which was a little disappointing.
But I do own sandpaper.
I used 220 grit on the top of this coffee table and took it down a good bit. To me, that would be where the bulk of the wear would happen naturally.
This is more representitive of its true color
I did my wax mix trick again.
I mixed alot of Annie Sloan clear with a little bit of her dark wax and it worked like a charm.
I think this coffee table’s previous owner used this as a workbench and that dark wax settled in to every imperfection!
I love these little book bundles. I have a few scattered around my house. This particular one sits on a desk.
But it’s pretty cute on this coffee table!
Have a lovely week ahead!