Monday, January 17, 2011

Got Milk Paint

Whoo ha....just got the Milk Paint powder for two old Windsor chairs I recently found at our local Antique Mall. [I like, love Antique Mall]. Not thinking ahead, I didn't bring along a blanket to wrap the chairs [bad planning Lucy] so put them in the back of my car thinking they would be fine. Well, oops, got a new scratch to add to the "beauty marks" they already had.

I'm pretty sure they have a milk paint finish, like the chairs in my breakfast nook. They were made by Sayboldt Cleland in Pennsylvania, probably during the 70's, but my research did not turn up the paint finish they use. I'm goin' on assumption. The finish looks just like the milk paint on my Dimes chairs in our breakfast nook. The new-old chairs are solid and sturdy and I'll be using them in my office at work, although I'm kind of liking them in my home for "extra seating".  I'm planning on touching up the scratches---I really want to paint the entire chair, but we'll see how the touching up thing goes.

Milk paint has been around for years and years in some form--say thousands. There is apparently one company [The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company in Massachussetts]  that makes the original powdered formula. You add some water to the desired consistency and voila, you have paint. You can also add white--or other colors--to modify the standard shades for an infinite variety of custom shades. Plus, it's environmentally friendly....they even have it for walls now! I'll be posting the process so you can see how it goes. Can't wait! I'm going in painting mode.


I'm a newish blogger, with a new blog name....seems my "old name" was already in use so I'm startin' over.
Like many of you, I'm a busy gal with a fulltime+ plus job and all sorts of crazy activities going on, so I'll post about once a week.  I'll be sharing home projects, thoughts, recipes, and other creative type happenings.  I'm hoping you'll come back and visit every now and then!