I'm so excited and grateful to humbly announce (isn't that an oxymoron?) that one of my pieces was just selected to be on Old Fashioned Milk Paint's "Hometalk" page! I was contacted and asked if I would be willing to let them feature it because they loved it. That was completely wonderful to hear. They chose it to show off the fabulous chippiness that can be achieved with milk paint which is just one of its fine features and renowned characteristics. "Heck yeah! Post them all!" ...I mean "It would truly be my honor to have you feature my pieces to help promote OFMP's luscious product results. Please do, thank you so much." See, milk paint's double-natured influence in action.
Let me tell you first hand that milk paint is both naughty and nice, but always awesome. It can be like a two-year-old's temper tantrum or a debutant's demure debut. I love it for this! OFMP is fantastic. I am in the middle of doing a small dresser in Sea Green, and I cannot wait to see what happens-it's always a bit of a mystery without using the extra bond, but that's half the joy. And it never disappoints in the end.
Milk paint is unlike any other in that it is all natural, acts wonderfully bratty at times, is unpredictable, has no vicious fumes so it can be used indoors (some people paint their walls with it, not I--yet), gives a smooth finish to a rough (often ugly) start, and deepens its tones deliciously once waxed or oiled for a topcoat. In the beginning phase of it, you may want to pitch it in the trash. You may think your piece is irrevocably, irreversibly ruined. It may look watery, spotty, blotchy, runny and even sheer with the first coat. Sounds like a disaster. But hang on. The magic happens once you stick it out and apply another coat. The transformation happens as the paint seizes control and does its thing. The paint itself plucks the creative process right out of your and into its own hands. You are left to watch and wait in wonder of what will become of your project. It is quite captivating to witness the evolution of a thin liquid into a smooth, self-leveling, hardening, flaking, crackling, chipping finish. Just awesome.
I am working on a small dresser now that is going to be painted Sea Green by OFMP. Anxious to see what happens! Please note that because of its rather random nature, extra bond may be added to milk paint to give it more adhesion, stability and predictability for those whom are not really into the wait and see element of using it.
This piece is available for purchase if interested!
Thank you very kindly, Evey, for picking and posting my little (tall) dresser!