I’m really excited about today’s post. We have a guest post brought to us from Jen of The Yellow Brick Cottage. She is showing us something that she hasn’t even shown on HER blog yet! Do you feel special? You should. Jen is hilarious. You need to start reading her blog. She’s incredibly honest and un-sugarcoated. She knows how to turn a salmonella-carrying reptile into a Ninja Turtle, which is a cooler thing than lemons into lemonade.
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Yesterday I was being all whiny about Milk Paint. It’s a hard life.
I am no stranger at painting furniture. I’ve even
BS-ed mastered the art of no-sand painting. But I needed to test this much-talked-about heavy-hailed Milk Paint. Let’s take this Milk Paint for a drive. This post is my unsponsored, uncensored, untarnished review of said product.
First of all, what is milk paint? According to Miss Mustard Seed:
Milk Paint is an ancient all-natural paint containing basic ingredients including milk protein (casein), limestone, clay and natural pigments. It is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and contains no VOCs.
Milk Paint can either provide a solid coat of paint, or an authentic chippy look. If you want a solid coat, you will need to use the bonding agent. For the chippy look, you are good to go. No priming or sanding is needed.
Milk Paint comes in a powder form. I joked that my bag of snow came in the mail. No one thought that was funny. Apparently mail-order drugs are no laughing matter.
The past two days have been a hurricane of love! Young House Love, more like. In case you missed it, my painted headboard was featured over on the Celestial Kingdom of blogs. To all my new visitors & readers: Word up. I like you, and I want to be friends. So drop a line, keep it real, and tell me the latest gossip.
Let’s be real. Wednesday was one of the best days of my life. It was like Hanukkah all week. New packages kept showing up on my porch. Fabric, wall prints, milk paint, rugs… finally (cheap) furniture.
I WAS SO NERVOUS. Have you ever bought furniture online? There’s only so much you can do. There’s really only ONE thing you can do: measure. Measure, measure, measure. And I did. I wore out that tape measure. But what if it wasn’t comfortable? What if the colors were wrong? What if the scale still wasn’t right? Pictures on the interweb can lie. And this furniture was shipped from Mexico. If I didn’t like it, I’d have to pay to ship it back. Ummmm… no.
I had a suspicion that there was a small Mexican family inside the box: A) to help put together my furniture, or B) ask for their furniture back.