It's always fun when I am able to participate in "The Fab Furniture Flippin Contest" and this month I am at it again. The theme this month is Farmhouse Fun and our marvelous sponsor is "Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co." The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co has been around for 42 years and is made as close to the old primitive time. This is a product you can feel good about using, since it's biodegradable and no VOCS. To create milk paint, they use milk protein, lime, clay and earth pigments. And just like milk, milk paint will spoil so just make small batches at a time. Their line of products includes 20 color of milk paints, Safepaint that can be used on the walls, Eco-Orchard paint, Extra bond and antique crackle.
As a participant in this contest, I received free products, but all the opinions are entirely my own. This post contains sponsored links for Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.
I chose the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co color in mustard, the extra bond, and the Daddy Van's unscented beeswax furniture polish. I have a love for golden colors and tend to lean towards the warm yellow. For the first batch, I mixed equal part color and water (8 tablespoon of color and water) and mixed well. I let the mixed paint sit for 15 min and ran it through a strainer. Next I added 4 tablespoons of extra bond into the paint and stirred well.
I was then ready to apply the paint. I had to make 3 separate batches of paint, however only the first batch had the extra bond, whereas the other two batches did not have the extra bond.
As you can see, this bench is going to be easy to paint. However, those spindles are not going to be fun to sand! LOL
After three coats, I am getting some cracking goodness.
Using a hand scraper and sanding block I chipped away at the paint. This product line is excellent, the color works so well in my home and I love the warm tone of OFMP mustard color. This piece turned out great, even after just one coat of wax. I am fond of this product line for a few reason, 1) the paint doesn't have a smell, 2) you can easily mix the colors and no harmful chemicals.
This bench is a great pop of color in my living room and I am elated.
I want to thank Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. for providing the products for this contest. I also would like to thank the ladies over at the Fab Furniture Flipping Contest ™ for this great challenge. If you are a furniture flipper and interested in being a part of next month’s challenge, contact the ladies over at email@example.com to find out how!