Guess what today is?
This month’s theme is rustic.
Now I upcycle tons of furniture pieces, but I wouldn’t say my style is really rustic.
I have had a big table that a friend had given me a few years ago, sitting in my basement. I decided to throw a little milkpaint on it and hope for the best.
I have worked with milkpaint in the past and had no problems. This time things just weren’t going right.
On this piece
and this piece, I used Junque Boutique Milkpaint, and it mixed up easily and turned out just as I thought.
This time I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milkpaint, and everything went wrong. I’m not saying anything bad about the paint, as I have many friends that use it and love it. For me, it didn’t thoroughly dissolve, no matter how long or hard I mixed it, and when I painted it on, it was very gritty and I had little lumps throughout my piece.
The piece I was painting had a sheen to it, so I made sure to lightly scuff it and use a bonding agent to make the paint adhere. It did adhere to the top of the piece, but once the paint had dried, a little more paint chipped off than I like.
In the end, however, it turned out better than I had thought it would midway through!
Make sure you check out all of the other ladies projects down below!
Parties I Link to:
Cedar Hill Ranch – Common Ground – Cupcakes and Crinoline – Debbiedoo’s – Design, Dining + Diapers – DIY by Design – DIY Showoff – Domestically Speaking – Elizabeth & Co. – French Country Cottage – Funky Junk Interiors – The Girl Creative: Project Inspire – Home Stories A2Z – Liz Marie Blog – Miss Mustard Seed – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Redoux Interiors – Savvy Southern Style –The DIY Mommy– The Shabby Nest – Smart School House – Tatertots & Jello – Uncommon Designs