Monday, June 20, 2011

Oh Martha Monday - Milk Paint

Although it's pretty much the standard for crafters, spray paint and I don't really get along.  The smell (wha', I'm supposed to wear a mask?), the drips (I'm impatient and always over-spray), the lost brain cells (whassa mask?)... So that said,  this is why Milk Paint appeals to me-- it's environmentally friendly, doesn't require a primer, has a light & perfectly imperfect finish and, ba-da-bum-bum, no noxious fumes!

Here are some Milk Paint Projects from some of my favorite bloggers:

 milk paint chair via urban comfort
more detailed information on painting with milk paint here

herringbone milk paint wall design via design sponge

milk paint chair via ish & chi

milk paint kitchen via apartment therapy

and lest you think that milk paint only comes in white, here's a project with some color!
milk paint dresser & tutorial via design sponge

Martha has the recipe if you're interested in making your own Milk Paint:

 homemade milk paint recipe here
instruction on how to paint with milk paint here

and if you're concerned about the sour milk aspect, it can also be purchased ready-made here, here and here

One of my projects on the back burner is to transform some dark "tuscan" frames and assessories... I may have found a medium that will work! What do you think about milk paint? Any experience with it? Do tell!