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