I love using milk paint to update vintage furniture. One of my favorite projects was redoing this amazing Armoire. Today I am excited to share This milk DIY paint project.
It’s a new month and I have a new theme. And I am doing a Milk Paint DIY project.
The theme for April is Just Do It Yourself and today I am sharing a cabinet I redid with milk paint! I love using milk paint to paint vintage furniture. You paint it on and it flakes off and looks so original! Every time I use milk paint, I absolutely love the end result.
Check out how I made this vintage coffee table and this old wooden chest. I painted this armoire as well. There are a lot of different ways you can use Milk Paint. I like my projects to look old, vintage, and chippy. I use the “throw the paint on, scrape it and love it” approach.
This project is one of my favorites. Let me tell you what I like so much about this particular project.
The cabinet was so unattractive in the “before” stage that I think it could have been neglected for a very long time. First off, how about that wallpaper? I remember when I first saw this cabinet at @vintagejunktionla I walked right on past it. I mean, seriously? The good news is that since it was so unattractive, the price was amazing.
And a bonus feature was that the wallpaper was also on the sides of the cabinet. Just kidding …
So I bought the cabinet. It had great bones, was made very well and it was perfect. Well, of course except for the fact that it was so unattractive. In fact, the text I sent to my friend with the “before photo” has a caption that reads, “Use your imagination and trust me. I can make this look good”.
My first task was to remove the wallpaper. I had expected the worst-case scenario but spent some time online and bought what ended up being a great find. It’s called World’s Best Wallpaper Stripper.
I followed the directions and sprayed the wallpaper thoroughly, let it soak for five minutes, and scraped off the wallpaper. It came off immediately and was the easiest project in the world. The entire wallpaper removal took about thirty minutes.
I used one entire bag of paint and part of a second package. That’s because the cabinet took three coats! I was so surprised but the wood just soaked up the paint! (Every other project I have done only took two coats.)
Once the third coat was completely dry, I used the OBMP scraping tool and started scraping off the paint in places where natural aging would take place. This included areas such as near the knobs, edges, and corners. You can head to my Instagram Stories to see exactly how I did this. But you can see below, it came out great!
I absolutely love the cabinet and can’t believe how much better it looks than when I originally found it.
Do you have a project that is ready for a milk paint DIY? I have quite a few lined up in our Carriage House and I cannot wait.
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