A little while ago I found a set of three primitive style wooden block houses that had to come home with me! So with a little help from my paintbrush and Sweet Pickins Milk Paint they now are sporting a new farmhouse look. Sharing how to paint thrifted Farmhouse Style Houses. Also if you don’t have any luck finding some on your treasure hunts I’m sharing also how to make your own.
How to paint Thrifted Farmhouse Style Houses or Make your Own
- Thrifted Wooden Houses or 1 x 70mm x 38mm Pine from your local hardware
- Sweetpickins Milk Paint – Creamy
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Beeswax Puck
- Sweet Pickins Milk Paint – Clear Wax
- 120 Grit Sandpaper
- Drop Saw or Jig Saw
- Number Stencils – For this project, I used the small Farmhouse Number Stencils
- Americana Acrylic Paint – Lamp Black
- Foam Wedge
- Painters Tape
Step 1 – Mix up your milk paint 1 part powder to 1 part warm water, adding the water first. Let sit and combine.
If you’re making your own houses take your timber and mark out your houses onto the timber. You can make them whatever size you like. I made all various sizes making sure that the peek of my roof was centred and not bothering about the chimneys like you can see in the thrifted ones that I found. I just keep my design simple.
Cut out your houses using your drop saw or your jigsaw. Sand back any rough edges.
If you find some thrifted wooded houses just give them a clean and sand back any rough spots to create a nice clean canvas to paint on.
Step 2 – Rub over the houses with your beeswax puck because this will help give a nice authentic chippy look. This will also stop the milk paint absorbing into the porous wood if you’re making your own. Then grab your brush and start painting. Repeat and let dry in between both coats. Once dry using your sandpaper distress to your liking.
Stencilling time – Step 3 – Using your painter’s tape line up your stencils onto your houses and tape into place. Grab your foam wedge and paint lightly stencil on. The trick with stencilling is less is paint is better. You can always go over if to light. Wait until dry and then distress. Wax to seal.
There you have a fun way to transform thrifted farmhouse style houses or make your own!
Don’t have time to make them? I’ve got you covered! You can find some that I made over in my shop!
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later!