Putting milk paint to the test and some lovely painted signs

Putting milk paint to the test - via My Painted Door (.com)

Hello fellow painters! I believe that good customer service means being knowledgeable about the products I sell. Therefore, I like to paint all kinds of surfaces to put milk paint to the test!

Let's face it, although we would all love to have wonderful, solid wood pieces to give facelifts to, that does not always happen. But sometimes you can transform fairly undesirable pieces into great little treasures. 

Someone gave me this cheap fireplace made out of particle board. 

Putting milk paint to the test - via My Painted Door (.com)

It even came complete with a fancy plastic trim (sarcasm for sure!)

Putting milk paint to the test - via My Painted Door (.com)

Ah! But with a little bit of Miss Mustard Seed's milk paint in ironstone and some bonding agent to ensure the paint adhered well ... this little fireplace turned out sweet! This is just a sneak peek. I am decorating it up for Christmas and I will share more pictures as soon as I'm done.

Putting milk paint to the test - via My Painted Door (.com)

Over on facebook I posted photos of four sleds that I was fixing up. This was the worst of them. Apparently I am on a "save the ugly and broken" roll this week. I'll let you know how this one turns out!

Handpainted signs with milk paint and Fusion mineral paint - via My Painted Door (.com)

I also have some signs to share with you. They are all handpainted by Dawn using either milk paint or Fusion mineral paint on salvaged boards. Dawn does a lovely job on the signs and they are for sale at My Painted Signs.

Handpainted signs with milk paint and Fusion mineral paint - via My Painted Door (.com)

This welcome sign is one of my favorites! It is an old swing that has been repurposed into a great little sign.

Handpainted signs with milk paint and Fusion mineral paint - via My Painted Door (.com)
Handpainted signs with milk paint and Fusion mineral paint - via My Painted Door (.com)
Handpainted signs with milk paint and Fusion mineral paint - via My Painted Door (.com)
Handpainted signs with milk paint and Fusion mineral paint - via My Painted Door (.com)
Handpainted signs with milk paint and Fusion mineral paint - via My Painted Door (.com)
Shipping from my door to your door - via My Painted Door (.com)

And the final thing for today ... I am very pleased to announce that I have lowered my shipping fees. I now ship anywhere in Canada for a flat rate of $12. Worried about freezing? No need! Even Fusion mineral paint can be shipped in the cold without freezing!

Posted on December 4, 2014 and filed under milk paint.