Isn’t this piano stool sweet? I was instantly drawn to it when I checked out the neighborhood garage sale this past fall. But I decided I didn’t need it and bought the turned piece of wood instead. Well, after the garage sale my neighbor brought it to me. I will show you how to get a vintage look makeover with milk paint.
This piece wasn’t going to be fancy or colorful. I think I need to be in a neutral zone after all of the holiday colors. The piece definitely cried out for a chippy look. And using Old Fashioned Milk Paint is just the paint to use for the look.
I always start out by cleaning the furniture. Use white cleaning vinegar and water and wipe it down. Allow it to dry and then it is time to paint.
Since I really wanted the stool to look chippy I didn’t add any extra bond. I lived on the edge with this piece, didn’t I? I mixed up a batch of OFMP in one of my favorite colors, buttermilk. The entire stool got painted.
Allow it to dry completely. Once it dried I went back over it with Light Cream. I brushed on the paint almost like a dry brush technique. Don’t worry about covering every inch. Again I didn’t add any Extra Bond. And let it dry.
Take a piece of fine steel wool and lightly clean off the flakey pieces of paint. Can you see how the stool is looking so vintage?
Use a clear wax to seal it. I waxed it and then after a few days waxed it again. Now that is all I did to get a vintage look makeover with milk paint. It will be going to the booth but I kind of want to keep it. And keep it I did. When I closed up the booth I brought it home and I am so glad I did.
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