Refinished old step stool

This is not my first rodeo using milk paint. Remember the trash to treasure that was painted with ironstone? Nothing like learning a new paint on a big piece of furniture…Go big or go home.

This time I wasn’t as nervous about working with the ‘mix-it-yourself’ paint. And this time, like the last, I have a piece that was totally free.

Hey big spendaaaah.

So the price on this little ‘cutie’ was $5, but it was at the end of the sale and they were trying to get rid of stuff…

Hello, my name is Holly and I like old cruddy pieces of furniture.

I have said it before and I’ll say it again: “IF there is a 12-step program for people like me, I don’t want to know about it”.

Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Boxwood.

Hello Lovely.

Mix equal parts of paint and water. Here in Florida where the humidity is always hovering around 700%, it will take less water.

Then stir. (my kind of recipe, thank you Miss Mustard Seed for understanding me…)

You want the consistency of Italian Sweet Cream. {I totally am your kindred spirit if you understood that}. If it’s really lumpy add a tsp of water. If it’s runny like skim milk, add a little more milk paint powder.

Since I am my own cameraman, I don’t have an action shot of the stool being painted. You’ll just have to trust me that I painted it. By myself.

Isn’t she a beauty? I know her legs are a little thick, don’t judge her.

I love that she looks like someone just cut some leftover 2×4, nailed them on and called it a day. Been there, done that…am I right?

Since I had a little leftover paint, I thought I would get a few frames painted up for SLPCo. You’re going to enjoy these, I think…

Here is a sneak peek

Can you see the instant patina that you get with milk paint? Be still my heart y’all. Here is a close-up pic for you…

My other favorite thing about milk paint is {and please hear this with your nice ears} it smells like my grandparent’s barn. It has an earthy scent that I just can’t get enough of. If you were raised on a farm, you will understand. If you weren’t, go get some milk paint and enjoy!

Have you used milk paint? What did you think if so?

I would love to hear from you!

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