We made milk paint from a Martha Stewart recipe (click here to get the recipe). We applied the milk paint in the thinnest composition possible, and plied layer upon layer to achieve a smooth finish with durable color adherence.
We applied a satin polyurethane to protect the paint and provide even more luster. Finally, we re-installed the hardware-now painted a creamy white to compliment the milky streaks in the paint.
This is the final result!
A beautiful, charming Federal Blue cabinet with a milky finish reminiscent of rustic, old-world natural paints.
Have you tried milk paint yet? We love the creamy streaks it leaves in paint. Share in the comments below if you have a great milk paint recipe, to share a great milk paint photo, or to gripe about commons problems with milk paint. And of course, please let us know what you think of our latest project!