Before and After with Real Milk Paint

Give Your Kitchen a Makeover with Real Milk Paint At Real Milk Paint, we’re always encouraging people to give their spaces and furniture a makeover, so we decided to take our own advice! We have completely redesigned our website and packaging, and are excited about it. There’s lots of great information on the website, but here […]


Mixing milk paint is a simple process using equal parts powder to water.  The mixing process takes about five minutes, using the following steps: The mix is very simple: 1 part water to one part powder.  Use whatever size scoop you want.  Here I used a 1/4 cup. Add water to the cup first. Dry […]


Your home is your sanctuary, so keeping it in a gorgeous condition most likely means a lot to you. However, if planet earth means a lot to you as well, then don’t worry: you have environmentally friendly options out there to consider. If you’re looking to either revamp your home or decorate a new one […]


Updating or remodeling your home can be a challenging and costly process. If you are environmentally conscious and have taken the initiative to be green in your approach to this process, you may have several extra hurdles to overcome. The good news is that today, many companies have adopted more green products and practices than […]

by Bill Layman / Layman Ventures Ltd. for Cottage Magazine published in Canada I wish I could say I got the idea for re-finishing my hardwood floor from looking at a cast iron frying pan. But I didn’t. I think if I had Lynda may have had good grounds for having me […]


If you’re expecting a certain bundle of joy, one of the most fun (and potentially stressful) parts of preparation is designing the baby’s room. You want the nursery to be a place of rest, comfort, and love, with your own personal touch, of course. You also may not want to do the typical gendered pink […]

If you haven’t heard of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), now is the time to learn about them. If you buy paint that’s not labeled non-toxic, you’re putting yourself at risk immediately after you open up the paint can.  Some popular, extremely dangerous chemicals in VOC-heavy paint include toluene, xylene, methylene chloride and formaldehyde. When you […]

The weekend offers you time to sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.  It’s also good for getting projects done that have been begging for your attention.  However, relaxing and completing big projects don’t always go hand-in-hand.  Take staining a deck for instance.  Before applying various wood finishes to a deck, you have to clean the […]

It’s no secret how dangerous certain toxic paints can be. Usually, the paint that causes the most problems is lead paint, which was banned for use as a household paint back in 1978. However, even newer household paints can emit certain unhealthy volatile organic compounds. Many of the paints that people use for the construction […]