I recently worked on two commodes with totally different styles. One, antique with fun wood carvings as accents. And the other, simple and basic style. I knew I wanted to do two different looks. The only thing I kept the same was that I refinished the tops in special walnut stain.
I’m not sure how I determine what colour each piece of furniture will be. I guess they kinda speak to me. Not to sound too hippy drippy, but its true! The antique one was telling me, “Paint me seagreen!” And the other, “Paint me red!” I was going to use two different colours… and two different types of milk paint.
I used seagreen from Old Fashioned milk paint. I mixed it with water and painted away. It got pretty chippy. Real chippy, which scares me. But I let it be. After painting and a little distressing, I sealed with hemp oil. The oil deepened the colour and brought out the detail. Here’s the before and after…
The other commode I painted in General Finishes Tuscan Red. Its acrylic based and premixed. So it was super easy. Open can and paint. No priming or sanding. And the paint covers so awesomely!! I think the colours and types of milk paint suited the pieces. Here are the before/after pictures…
Which type of milk paint do I like more? Actually…I can’t pick a favorite. I guess it depends on the piece of furniture. And of course…the furniture lets me know what they want to be painted. 😉
Until next time!
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