I'm in love.....with a new Milk Paint! Well, it's new to me. About a week ago, I was sent some samples from General Finishes . I received their water based milk paint in Lamp Black and Somerset Gold, along with the High Performance flat top coat.
I have a few pieces that I am going to use these on, but the first volunteer was this sweet nightstand that had definitely seen better days. It used to be part of a vanity that had been crudely cut off. The top was beyond repair, but luckily, I had been saving a little crooked table for a rainy day...and we were able to use it's top to replace it! I guess sometimes it really does "might come in"!
I knew exactly what I wanted to do, so I chose the Lamp Black for this project. Let me just say....I have NEVER used a paint that went on as smooth as this one! It actually reminds me of an oil paint, but without the sticky mess. I LOVED how it went on so smooth that you can still see the wood grain. I could have ended with one coat, but I decided to go ahead and give it two. I also detailed it with some silver acrylic paint for the tattered Hollywood glam I was going for.
Here she is all dressed up.
I added some bling to the drawers with mercury knobs from Hobby Lobby...
...and lined the drawers with this pretty contact paper.
I gave it some distressing along with a couple of coats of the General Finishes High Performance flat top coat. It is not like your typical powder milk paint and sanding takes a little more effort, but so worth it. There is a lot more control in where you want the wood to show. The top coat went on like a dream with the sponge brush they sent!
See the wood grain?
What a difference General Finishes Milk Paint made on this little table...and I had so much fun doing it! I also want to add that this table barely made a dent in the paint. It took about an inch into the can to complete this project.
I absolutely LOVE this paint and it is now at the very top of my list of favorites!!! I'll be pulling out a dresser tomorrow that will get the royal treatment with the Somerset Gold. I can't wait!!!
'til next time!