My friends and family are the best when it comes to thinking of me when they see a piece of furniture. Whether it be from the side of the road or something that they want to get rid of. This was the case for this set of drawers that a friend of mine had tucked away in his garage. He was going to throw them away but ended up passing them my way. So here is the story of how to make Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers.
Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers
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- Old set of Drawers
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Farmhouse White
- Paint Brush
- Miss Mustard Seed Beeswax
- Drawer Pulls – I used these ones.
- Miss Mustard Seed Bonding Agent
- Wood Filler
- 120 grit sandpaper and sander – I use this one.
Step 1 – Mix up your MMS Milk Paint, water and bonding agent with a ratio 1:1:1. Stir until well combined. Let rest while you clean your drawers. Because these drawers had no shine to them I didn’t need to sand them to prepare the surface for the milk paint. if your drawers are shiny, give them a quick sand to make them dull and give the milk paint something to adhere to. Using a wood filler, fill in any nail head holes or scratches or damage.
Step 2 – Once the filler has set, sand back removing all of the excess and the surface becomes smooth.
Step 3 – Mix your milk paint again and start applying to your drawers. Let dry and repeat until happy with the coverage. This took 3 coats.
Step 4 – Once the milk paint is dry use your sander and distress. If you aren’t sure the best way to go about distressing click here for some tips.
Step 5 – Continue on with distressing the rest of the drawers and wax to seal.
Step 6 – Add some bling drawer pulls.
And voila!!!! There you have a new set of Vintage Farmhouse Milk Painted Drawers all ready to adorn your home 🙂
Happy Milk Painting!