March 25, 2014

Spring Inspired ~ General Finishes Milk Paint

Hello again!

These blogging breaks keep getting longer and longer. My sincerest apologies. 
 Let's move on to the pretty stuff! I'll put all the details at the bottom of this post.

 General Finishes Milk Paint sent me a few paint colors, glaze and sealers to try. To make sure I had enough paint to complete this entire piece I had to mix colors . General Finishes, by far, is the best paint I have used to date. There were hardly any brush strokes, I didn't have to prep and it dried hard! Even though it's called milk paint, it's not like the powder form. It is already mixed and it doesn't get "chippy" like other milk paint. It's not as watery as milk's somewhere between milk paint and latex paint.
Love this stuff!! 

About the color.
 I mixed 2 parts Basil to 1 part Halycon Blue. It was a gorgeous shade of blue-green. It just wasn't the look I wanted so I mixed a few other colors to achieve the final look. At this point I didn't measure but I mixed in a little Coastal Blue, Lamp Black & Van Dyke Brown Glaze. It turned out to be a deeper blue with grey undertones. Perfect! 
You don't have to a top coat with General Finishes but I used paste wax to seal this piece.

 Our school is having a silent auction and I wanted to donate something fun and different for the auction. 
 I wanted to add something pretty to the drawers to entice bidders. Especially the female bidders!
 I found the fabric at Handcock's for $6.99 a yd. 
I kept going back and forth on the fabric but I had to pick something and stick with it. Yes, it's bright and bold...and probably not for everyone. 
On the other hand, it screams spring and it's a nice surprise when you open the drawer.

Let's start the bidding!

If you would like to purchase General Finishes you can visit their webpage (click here) or get inspiration from their Facebook page (click here).