One of my favorite DIY painting projects is this milk paint coffee table. I painted a dark wooden chest with Old Barn milk paint and then added a vintage ceiling tin on top. I absolutely loved how it turned out and was the first of many more milk paint projects.
A lot of people have asked what is milk paint? Milk paint is an environmentally friendly paint made from simple, 100% natural ingredients like clay, milk protein and lime—and its water-based. Milk paint is a non-toxic water-based paint and is commonly sold in the powder form.
I love how the milk paint naturally dries in a chippy way. If you want a project to look like it was painted a hundred years ago, then milk paint is what you need to use.
For the complete DIY painting project, head to my blog post How to Paint a Coffee Table with Milk Paint.
This was my first project using Old Barn milk paint and as I mentioned, there have been many since then.
This milk painted cabinet DIY was an unbelievable transformation. You have to see what this cabinet originally looked like! Everyone thought I was crazy when I bought this cabinet. It was so ugly! But boy does it look great now.
This is another trunk I painted with milk paint.
And here is another cabinet I painted with milk paint!
I have one more milk paint project to complete. About a month ago, I bought two queen size beds that are dark wood. I originally wanted the white chippy ones but they were sold out. The dark wood beds were 75% off and I knew I could refinish them with milk paint. They are for the Waco fixer-upper home and I cannot wait to tackle this project!
Today I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to share some of our favorite DIY painting projects. Obviously, I am partial to milk paint. But I can’t wait to share these projects with you.
Look at this cabinet Janine from Happy Happy Nester painted using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
Brendt from She Gave It a Go painted all of her kitchen cabinets herself! What a huge undertaking!
Krista painted this dresser with white chalk paint. I love how she achieved this distressed look!
Ashley has a great blog post about how to paint your front door in one afternoon.
I hope these DIY painting projects have inspired you to paint something! And seriously, if you haven’t painted with milk paint, you have to give it a try!