Gettin’ My Milk Paint On at the Shop April 11, 2013

Greetings fellow countrywomen!,

I have a milk paint class on Saturday, so I’ve been mixing and layering colors, in my laboratory!

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I mentioned the other day, about creating a driftwood look, layering Typewriter and Grain Sack.

Then, I started playing around with Kitchen Sink, which falls into the turquoise family.

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Kitchen Sink was used on the far left sample board. I was surprised that adding one part yellow to two parts Kitchen Sink, hardly changed the outcome (middle board). With half Kitchen Sink and half Mustard Seed Yellow, it became a green that is similar, but not as clean as Luckett’s Green. (Yes, those are my toes, down below! More expert photography to come!)

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Now, on this sweet little shelf, I wasn’t happy with how the chalk based paint had distressed. So, what do you do? You re-paint it, of course! This time with the Kitchen Sink and Mustard Seed Yellow (2 to 1). I left it all by itself, last night at the shop. And when I returned this morning, it was slightly distressed. Magic!

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There! See it? Self-distressing, up close and personal!

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After a light sanding, to remove any lose paint, I was ready to wax! Don’t I look happy?! ( You might notice the green paint on my wax brush. I tried mixing paint with furniture wax. I had heard of others doing this, to create a sort of glaze. I think it would have been more noticeable, in a lighter shade. )

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Yep, there’s a little distressing that happened, but it looks pretty cool, with the first layer of color, underneath!

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So, there she is! All happy! If you’d like to make a piece of your furniture happy, bring it in for our class at 11 a.m. this Saturday!

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4 Comments

  1. Shirley@housepitalitydesignsi on April 12, 2013 at 8:39 am

    I just see a pretty distressed piece of furniture with a pretty lady behind it!…Happy painting Barbara!

    • Barbara Bussey on April 12, 2013 at 11:30 am

      Either that, or a prettied piece of furniture and a distressed lady! 🙂

  2. Donnamae on April 12, 2013 at 8:40 am

    That photo of you with the brush…you look so content. You really are in your element! Cute shelf, btw, lovely color! Have a great time Saturday! 😉

    • Barbara Bussey on April 12, 2013 at 11:29 am

      Hi sweets,
      There would be world peace if we were all painting! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by! Are you seeing grass yet, instead of snow?

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