If you saw my story on IG today, I painted these shutter like pieces and I absolutely love them. I thought I would answer the questions right here of where you can find the paint with some affiliate links that will take you right to the paint. I have used this paint several times but have never used this boxwood color and let me tell ya, I am in love with it! I also have the Miss Mustard Seed clear and dark wax and they are so easy to work with and smell amazing. I love that these products are not toxic like other paints and also love the natural looking chippy effect you can get by using this milk paint. There are so many colors to choose from.
I painted this dresser with Miss Mustard Seed Trophy and sealed it with Miss Mustard Seed Dark Wax. I love the natural chippy look. I did not distress this dresser one bit. It chipped off itself in all of the right places and the dark wax helps to seal it to keep it from continually chipping in the future. I love using this dark wax for the antiqued look. I use it for so many things from small projects like frames to larger pieces such as furniture including the pieces I paint with chalk paint. And, I can’t wait to try Miss Mustard Seed Farmhouse White.
Another paint that I have used several times is Old Barn Milk Paint. I love her paint as well. I painted this small side table in the color Picket Fence and it turned out amazing. And this taller chippy dresser is painted in color Sweet Cream. She has so many other colors that are waiting here at my house for me to try as well and I can’t wait!
Milk Paint Tips:
Milk paint is so fun to use but can be tricky. I just use a regular Purdy brush to paint with milk paint but the tricky part is, learning how much chippiness each piece may get and predicting that prior to painting it. If a piece is sanded a lot, it will probably not chip as much because the paint will adhere more. If you don’t sand your piece, sometimes you can get too much chipping. A “glossy” piece should always be sanded to remove the gloss sealer or the paint will probably not stick. After a few times of using milk paint, I learned to sand my piece a little in the places that I don’t want it to chip as much. There is a “bonding agent” that you can purchase and apply prior to painting that will help the paint to stay on the piece better. And if your furniture piece does not chip as much as you would like, you can always sand and distress the edges as you would with 100 grit sandpaper. I sanded my shutter like pieces a little today as well. I also use a “6 in one” tool to scrape over the paint for more of the natural chipping look. I hope that helps you with a little information about using milk paint. I love using this type of paint!
I would love to answer any other questions that you may have, that is, if I know the answer. Just leave them down below in the comments and I will do my best to answer your questions from my experience. Have a wonderful day!