Have you tried Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint yet? Well, I finally had the opportunity to do so and I really like it! It is a little different and unpredictable so if you like to be in control chances are you probably won't like this paint. This is not the first time I had used milk paint, but the first time was about 20 years ago. I don't remember the brand or what I painted with it, but I do remember that it was really watery and thinking that I must not have mixed it correctly, but I realize now that I probably had mixed it correctly but since there was no Internet at that time I had nothing to look at like that the tutorials available today. I remember being disappointed and throwing it away. I had read about it in a book (imagine that - a book! *gasp* ya know that's how we used to learn about things pre-Internet/pre-Pinterest days). Anyway the book was on different paint techniques and finishes and it talked about milk paint and had an address and instructions on how to order. I remember mailing the check (yes, I said mailing the check) and waiting patiently (NOT!) for it come in the mail. Then, after all that anticipation thinking I had done it wrong. Yep, pretty disappointed. I am so thankful for the Internet and being able to research things when I am unsure how to do something! So, I had bought this cute little table (well, cute under all the dirt and crud) and it was perfect to try to the milk paint on! I mixed up some Luckett's Green and got to work. I love the way it turned out! (in fact, love it a little too much because I decided to keep it instead of selling it - lol! yaayyy for me! boo for my wallet!). So, what do you guys think?
It was a considerable improvement since it started out looking like this:
I just love all the different color variations, like it really faded over the years. If you think about it, when paint fades it doesn't fade the same color all over. I did not get a lot of "bubbling" as referred to in the tutorials so I ended up sanding it like I usually do, but that's okay 'cause I really like the way it turned out.
Here are a few more shots:
Here is another small table I did with the Luckett's Green.
It started out like this:
First I painted it with Ironstone, then with the Luckett's Green. Once again, I didn't get a lot of "bubbling" just a little in a few places so I sanded it.
I really like the way it turned out. I especially like this alligatoring.
Here are a few more shots so you can see the color variations:
Here's one more. This is Shutter Gray over Ironstone:
Okay, show and tell is over for now. Hopefully I'll have more to show you soon!