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Milk Paint Make Over

chippy chippy paint Daddy Van's DIY FFFC Glaze L'Essentiel Milk Paint OFMP Wax

Here's my latest piece, fantastically chippy and crazed with milk paint from Old-Fashioned Milk Paint Company, sponsors for this months for The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest.

The cabinet had seen better days, as it was scratched up, dark and really nothing special to look at.  See what I mean 😕

I mixed OFMP Sea Green and Snow White for the perfect shade of dusty green. One of my favorite things about Milk Paint is that you can easily mix custom colors and have some fun!  After two coats of paint, I sanded smooth to remove all the loose chips of paint. I finished it off with Daddy Van's Lavender Scented Wax (oh my!), and L'Essentiel dark wax, both of which are solvent free.

Inside the cabinet, I mixed my own glaze (!) with the Sea Green Milk Paint powder and L'Essentiel Botanics Clear Glaze (Serendipity House LLC ) which worked beautifully!

To this, I added antiquing glaze and stenciled a French love poem.


The glass door was restyled with Rustoleum Mirror Glass spray and black spray paint for a pitted antique mirror effect. I sealed with poly and added the sea green glaze so that when you open the door, it blends with the inside.


Such a fun project and a much prettier cabinet than it was when I started.

(Available to purchase at Bowerbird)

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