Tag Archives: Milk Paint

Two Each. Her Own.

In my brief tenure as a father, I’ve learned many lessons. One of the most crucial came shortly after our second daughter was born. I was concerned I would never love a second child as much as I loved the … Continue reading

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Developing a Fondness for Milk Paint

During my last project I was extremely perplexed with the consistency of my milk paint. I think it was inexperience more than anything. This time I had a strange clarity, which gives credence to the old adage about getting off … Continue reading

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From the Heart

Both my wife and I work full time. Therefore, we have to figure out who will take care of our children when we can’t. This is a deeply personal family decision. The relationships you build with your child’s caregivers are … Continue reading

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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 theĀ “foaminess” or “thickness” of the consistency. My … Continue reading

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Last Minute Elf Contribution

I’ve tried to keep a lid on some holiday projects in case a few nosy peeps peaked in on my corner of the interwebs before Christmas. The guys over at Modern Woodworkers Association hyped up the Last Minute Elf campaign … Continue reading

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