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You may have noticed I have taken some time away from blogging. I have been so busy while preparing to open my first shop. My city friends call it a barn, my country friends call it a shop, and a stray cat calls it home. So, when I saw this months Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest is sponsored by Old Fashioned Milk Company with a Farmhouse theme…I could not hold back.
Old Fashioned Milk Company is fantastic for busy moms. It’s so hard to get projects done with 3 boys. I don’t want them around a lot of products, although I do use low VOC and environmentally “friendly”. Which is kinda like asking a waitress if they have a gluten free menu and being told they have a “gluten friendly” menu. What? Is that a kind of, but not really? So I was excited to try an all green product! Check out the product here.
So, what to paint? This project needed to be quick and easy! This piece is what I refer to as the “sampler”. It gets a little bit of everything on it. Paint techniques, paint colors, even a little marker art. I have been waiting around on how to make it pretty, bc I just didn’t know.
I mixed Federal Blue with equal parts water and stirred for 5 mins. Then let it set to break up anything that’s left. While painting it’s important to keep stirring because it will settle.
It was 100 degrees, with Kansas humidity when I painted. So, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. It dried in about 5 mins, which was great because it needed 2 coats. It has very thin coverage, like milk!
I also wanted to fancy up a simple clay pot so I added plaster to the milk paint and stenciled a pattern on it.
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