Milk paint. Milk paint. Milk paint. That's all I have been talking about lately!
The old fashioned look of milk paint is a highly desired look and is definitely very popular in decorating right now. Kinda the buzz word.
Achieving this look can be very challenging using latex paint. My own home contains many painted pieces that I have done in that past using latex paint and the results can't even touch the look of milk paint! My life have changed since discovering milk paint. Okay, maybe not my entire life, but definitely my thoughts on painting, decorating and giving new life to tired pieces of furniture.
Having said that, I have tons of pieces stacked up in my store just begging me to paint them. Apparently I am running short on time and don't have quite the energy level that my pal, Sausha, at Sweet Pickins has. So, I thought I would take a couple minutes and showcase some of Sausha's wonderful painted projects.
Do you know how many times I have passed up buying pieces like the one shown below because it was so dated and didn't seem worthy of being repurposed. Only Sausha would think of removing the cupboard door to change the entire look. Add a bit of milk paint and the piece becomes a showstopper!
This is one of my favourite makeovers! So, check your mother-in-law's basement, your neighbour's garage or your 3rd cousin's barn - someone has pieces like this that are heavy and ugly and would appreciate you hauling them away. Then buy a bag of milk paint and make magic!
Does the word elegant come to mind on this one? A piece like this would suit any decor.
Plain, simple, bright and FUN!
Hmm. How about this idea from Sausha. One table cut in half gives you two great tables. Now this is a spacesaver and would work great mounted to a wall in a small space. How cute are the stripes?
I love the two different colours on this piece.
Notice all the great mason jars that Sausha has painted using milk paint sitting on top? How cute are they? I'm a pink girl, so I am going to be painting up some pink mason jars for myself real soon.
Below is a custom colour mixed up by Sausha. 1 part tavern green and 2 parts federal blue and a little buttermilk.
Did you know that Sausha is adding some new colours to her paint line. I am so excited to find out what they are and will share them with you as soon as I know. She has been "playing" with colours and testing all sort of mixtures to create great new shades of milk paint in the Sweet Pickins line.
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Pretty amazing, huh? Now do you understand why I love milk paint?
Hope you enjoyed "The Sausha Show". Speaking of shows, Sausha really was on tv talking about milk paint. She is adorable! Take a peek.
So, if you are looking for a real pro in action, you can keep up with Sausha on her facebook page. Sausha posts before, during and after pictures of projects, tips and more! Her work is truly beyond words. Okay, if I had to choose just one word - INSPIRING!
You can also visit her website.
Thank you Sausha for letting me share your beautiful work!
If you want to learn more about milk paint, you can see all my blog posts at a glance. This photo shows just a few of them.