I have had some great response to the Jelly cupboard from you here, Facebook and from my friends and family. I have a couple of things to add to the last post that have come up.
Heather asked to see some close up pics of the cupboard for a look at the grain. I think that’s one of the great things about milk paint is that it still lets you see some of the grain. So Heather here you go I hope it helps making the decision on using milk paint.
Here is a look at the grain running across top of the door. You can also see the dowels that are used to hold the half lap joint together.
Here is a shot of one of the knots on the side. I would imagine you could add another coat and cover up the grain and knots if that’s what you are looking for.
Okay part two:
I talked with Anne the President over at The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company about some of the things I mentioned in the last post about milk paint and she gave me a few pointers on the milk paint to make it smoother and easier to paint.
Here is an excerpt from the email that she sent me the other day:
Milk paint really is a rustic, crude, lumpy old fashioned paint. Make sure to let it sit for a little while after you mix it, and you can use a kitchen rubber spatula to squeeze the paint on the edges of your container to help get the lumps out. After letting it sit a little while you can also strain it through some cheesecloth or better yet a piece of a nylon stocking or pantyhose- that works great!
Please let us know if we can be of further assistance, and thanks again.
The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co., Inc.
I will be using here suggestions on the next go round. I hope this helps you guys out.
Have a Great Day!