Category Archives: Mud Room

Milking It – Part III: Fin

I finished up the milk painted bench and I’m happy to report it’s been in use for about two weeks. My experience with “Real” milk paint wasn’t as easy as I’d thought. The acrylic stuff from General Finishes that I … Continue reading

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Milking It – Part II

After reading all the good advice today (thanks everyone!) I was quite confident going into coat two. I mixed everything at the 2:1 ratio of water to paint like yesterday. I sanded with 320 grit sanding pad and removed the … Continue reading

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Milking It – Part I

I tried my hand at milk paint tonight (Real Milk Paint). I followed the instructions from company with the ratio provided by Chris’ in a recent post. I was a bit shocked by the “foaminess” or “thickness” of the consistency. My … Continue reading

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Benching Ideas

Last winter my wife picked up this little number for $50. It was a back burner project to give my mom a place to store some clothes in her make-shift room for her extended stays with us. I’d planned to put … Continue reading

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Mantel Do Over

When we started the renovation I wanted to do something with the mantel and wood beams. There were grand thoughts of barn wood and reclaimed oak. In the end, I was much more practical and it turned out for the better. … Continue reading

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