I found this cute little cupboard at the Salvation Army last week.
As you can see, it was in sad shape.
The first thing I did before I even brought it into the house was to have my husband remove the old backing. It was actually warm enough that day that I was able to give it a good sanding, too, before we brought it in.
After Christmas I convinced my husband to take me to Lee Valley, where I picked up some Old Fashioned Milk Paint, and I had been wanting to find a piece to try it out on.
Using Snow White and Slate, this is what the cabinet looked like after two coats:
I gave it a good sanding... It was really powdery!
And here it is all distressed and waxed up. The wax really gave it a nice sheen and made it feel really smooth. It also darkened the colour just a tad.
All in all, I did enjoy using this paint, and will certainly use it again in the future!
See you soon!