Having never used milk paint, I’ve been waiting for the right project to try it out. Recently, I found an old, spider-webbie, pine desk caddy/shelf in a Williamsburg, Virginia consignment shop. The proprietress was more than happy to send it home with me at a fair price.
I decided to revive it a little with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint bonding agent and three coats of linen milk paint. I did not sand this piece, just applied the milk paint directly to the surface.
I scuffed the edges with a slightly damp scour sponge aiming for that “vintage worn” look.
Once dry, it was sealed with MMS antiquing wax. Since they seem to go quite well with the new look, I decided to keep the original porcelain knobs.
I plan to use this little caddy/shelf to organize my papers and magazines in my new (soon to be) small workspace. I think it turned out okay for my first milk paint project. What do you think?
Have a good day! — Joanne