Restored cabinet with chippy paint

Hello Lovely People! I had my first attempt at milk paint just recently and I think it was a success! Yippee! When trying out a new paint finish, it’s usually wise to start with something inexpensive. You know, just in case it’s horrible. <grin> In my case, I went with trash– off the side of the road. Yes, that is how I roll. Trash prices are the best, can’t beat them.

So here is what someone (obviously not in their right mind) put out to the curb…

Someone apparently did a makeshift repair on the back, but it still had the glass sides and doors intact. Notice the small brackets that are on the inside, these will hold shelves (once I get some cut to fit, painted, sanded, sealed and installed–makes me tired just thinking about it).

I used the Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in the color ‘Ironstone’. It’s a warm white, not exactly cream. Milk paint has bits of pigment that, if not mixed perfectly, will show up here and there. I love this quality. It creates a depth in the paint and gives a very authentic vintage feel to the piece of furniture.

Once it dried, I chipped off the paint that didn’t adhere to the surface and sanded it with 100 grit sandpaper until it was smooth. Then I used tack cloth to remove the paint dust and finally sealed it with hemp oil.

Here are some ‘after’ detail shots, but I’ll post a full picture once I move it to it’s new home in my bedroom.


Oh chippy goodness, how I love thee.

Have you tried milk paint yet ? If so, let me know how you liked it!

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