Oh My Chippy Goodness
Oh my chippy goodness !!! We all know that's been said before but YEEEESSSS how amazing it is when we achieve the look we are after !!!!
I scored this little table on my local buy swap sell sight - she was advertised for a garage sale and didn't sell !! She was A-Calling-Me !!!
I instantly saw her in a new light - well yellow !! But milk paint chippy, rustic farmhouse yellow!!
Hubby looked at me sideways the whole time.. MEN !!! Sometimes they just don't have the vision !!
It has been rather cold here of late in Rural NSW so I have been painting by the fireplace !
I think that really sped the chippiness along on this piece, that and my hair dryer :)
This is the before :
She has character, but very dated If I say so!!
So I wiped her down with a wet cloth, making sure all dust and grime is removed and my surface is clean.
The idea with Milk Paint if you want to get that perfect "chip" is to leave the surface as shiny or lacquered as possible.
If your piece isn't as such then you can coat in shellac, or place wax (a resist) in the areas that you would like to chip.
I still gave her a quick scuff over with some fine sandpaper being careful not to break the barrier between the lacquer and the stain.
My first coat I used Sweet Pickins Milk Paint CHERRY PIE mixed with extra bond
You can find this here >> https://www.auburncottage.com.au/products/cherry-pie
So just one coat of milk paint and wait to dry, I did speed up the process with my hair dryer.
I then mixed my Sweet Pickins Milk Paint SUNFLOWER (no extra bond this time ) and painted 2 coats of this beauty.
You can find sunflower here >> https://www.auburncottage.com.au/products/sunflower
You will find all the chippiness starts to happen on your second and third coats in the final stages of drying.
I love the suspense !! Is it going to chip ?? How much will it chip ??
It all depends on the beginning surface .....
OH MY CHIPPY GOODNESS
I sanded her smooth with 600 grit sandpaper and sealed her with Sweet Pickins Dark Oil Wax --- My Absolute FAV !!!!
You can find this here >> https://www.auburncottage.com.au/products/dark-oil-wax.
This lovely sold before I had a chance to advertise !! I was looking forward to keeping her haha
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