Photo Gallery: Finished Wood Furniture
First TimerMy brother-in-law told me about milk paint. I bought the brown and black from you and re-did a headboard and cedar chest. I did a base coat in brown and went over it again in black. I rubbed the Low Sheen Burnishing Paste in with a cloth.
I'm sure it's not perfect, but I am so happy with the outcome. I've attached before and after pictures for you to see. This was my first of many Real Milk Paint projects!!
--Elizabeth Solis-McGarry, Enhanced Interiors, LLC
Rustic IslandThe island was built using antique lumber and features a two tone paint job. The main color is Real Milk Paint Co. "Green Earth" and the center chest of drawers bumps out and was painted with your "mustard" milk paint. I then clear coat with waterborne finish and glaze with Van Dyke brown glazing. This then receives two more clear coats to finish it off. I cannot say enough great things about your paint and the results I am able to achieve! The island top is antique lumber coated with epoxy and a clear top coat. The drawers are made from antique pine and feature hand-cut dovetail joints to make the piece complete.
The television stand here was built custom for a client using antique lumber. It features hand-cut dovetail drawers and wooden slides. The finish used here is your 100% tung oil which brings all the color out adds warmth. This then gets buffed out and after good and dry I top coated with multiple coats of waterborne varnish. Once again, thank you for selling such wonderful products. The results speak for themselves!
Thanks again Dwayne! I look forward to being featured on your site!
Farm TableWe wanted to share these great photos from Dale Degenhardt. A modern table that was stripped and give a nice aged look.
Damaged Table RestoredI just thought I'd send a picture of my table and thank you for your help. I used tung oil on the top and black milk paint on the bottom. I'm so happy with the results and that a table I love can be used again. I had purchased it from Ethan Allen but it got ruined when we moved.
Thank you so much for your help.
Sheraton TableI found the Sheraton table base in a pile of 'junk' in a friend's restoration shop. He helped me find old boards for the missing top. After stripping away multiple layers of paint, I applied Real Milk Paint's red paint. Then, I applied Real Milk Paint's Deep Windsor Green. When that was dry, I wiped away the Deep Windsor Green paint revealing some of the Red paint beneath it. Next, I applied Real Milk Paint's Pure Tung Oil in multiple coats until the finish would accept no more. After that dried, I applied multiple coats of Real Milk Paint's Good Ol Brown Wax.
--David H Lilly
Cobalt BlueHello Dwayne - Just wanted to say thank you for the sign boards they will be so helpful at the Country Living Fair. Here's a picture of a buffet I painted in cobalt blue, I love the way it came out and so did my customer.
--Kelly, Furniture From The Barn LLC
Gently Distressed Double Door Stepback CupboardThis Stepback was done with a red base coat. Then a coat of black and wiped down to help with the distressing.
--John P., Cleveland Ohio
First Time ProjectMy first project with milk paint. This is french gray, cream, pearl, and butternut squash over red oak and maple.
1930's BuffetI just refinished this 1930's buffet with your Milk Paint. I thought you might enjoy some photos. I used a base of Turquoise, second coat of Turquoise and Black (4:1 Black) and a top coat of equal parts Turquoise and Black with a touch of Brown. Your paint worked great.
Linen PressThe linen press in these photos was finished with Real Milk Paint in red over black. The piece is an adaptation of the linen press from the collection at MESDA in Salem, North Carolina.
Beautifully Finished BuffetI had this buffet made for me. I finished it myself with two coats of Raw Umber Milk Paint, one coat of Crackle Paint, two coats of Cream Milk Paint, sanded and distressed the edges, one coat of van dyke brown glaze, six coats of Tung Oil and finished it with Mylands wax. It gave the buffet an old barn wood look. I was surprised by how easy it was to work with Milk paint and the other products. This was my first time finishing a large piece of furniture, and it came out better then I expected. Thank you Real Milk Paint for your help and advice.
Colonial Reproduction Windsor ChairI build 18th and 19th century Primitive and Colonial Reproductions and have used other brands of milk paint and am so glad I tried yours. It is by far the best I've used. More choices of colors and the customer service is amazing. Here is a picture of a Sack Back Windsor chair I finished using your Black over Terra Cotta. Just turned out great.
--Matt Rushing, www.pinehillprimitives.com
"Furniture From the Barn"www.furniturefromthebarn.com
Pedestal table made from reclaimed barn wood (fir) plank top 1 1/2" thick, pedestal is solid maple wood painted with black milk paint. Chest of drawers has 4 drawers and is made from reclaimed barn wood, painted with peacock blue milk paint, then hand rubbed with pigment wax. The hall tree is made from reclaimed barn wood, bench opens for storage, reclaimed bead board backing finished in tung oil. Hall tree is painted with terra cotta milk paint.
--Kelly Lee Kelly
The Table that Retained its "Character"We thought it was about time to show you one of the things we have finished with your wonderful products. This table needed an awful lot of love when we first saw it. So of course, we had to rescue it. We decided to let it inspire us and tell us its story, so to speak. So we left many of its “battle scars” and other little marks of “character” as long as they didn’t interfere with its function or structure. It just seemed to want to be painted with flowers, so that’s what we did. Folk-art style flowers that we have seen around Florida, strewn about the table in the fashion you would see them if one was making a bouquet. The table seats about 6 people or more and expands to showcase a “bouquet” inside, allowing space for 2 more people.
THE FINISH: All of the paint is non toxic milk-paint which can give a beautiful textured finish when allowed (or smooth if you want that) and the topcoat was done with pure nontoxic HEAT RESISTANT tung oil purchased from RealMilkPaint.com This is definitely a one-of-a-kind, earth-friendly piece, and it was a lot of fun to "recreate" it.
We are in the process of completing the finishing touches on a dog-house/play-house that my husband created for our two young daughters and are planning to finish the wood siding on our home and our wooden fence with tung oil.
We'll be sure to send you pictures as we complete the projects.
Gorgeous FinishI build custom TV cabinets in Perkasie. I purchased the Windsor green color and used it on a TV Console. Looks like an antique.
Antiqued ArmoireI wanted to show you how the dark tung oil worked on the armoire that I painted. (I had asked you how to use the dark tung oil to antique it.) I think it turned out really well. I painted the armoire with a mixture of Pearl, Cream, and French Grey Real Milk Paint, then put two coats of Zinser Bullseye Clear Shellac on it (thinned with denatured alcohol per your instructions), then went over it with a coat of clear Mylands Wax tinted with a yellowish brown. Thanks so much for your help. I am really happy with the results.
Historical ColorsI use Real Milk Paint on painted furniture and on Windsor chairs. The colors, especially the historical colors are very realistic. Color is deep windsor green over red with stain under the first coat of paint and a walnut colored oil over the final coat of paint.
Herman Veenendaal www.veenendaal-period-furniture.blogspot.com
Reclaimed WoodThe Real Milk Paint Co. was delighted to receive these photos. Mike uses our Real Milk Paint ® on the incredible country cupboards and harvest tables that he builds from reclaimed wood.
Aged CabinetTrying to achieve that special look I tried all kinds of finishes. This was my first experiment with Milk Paint and I am very pleased with the outcome. I hope it makes it to the Gallery to show others how wonderful the milk paint shows age on a new project.
--Kevin M Connell and Sons www.kmcandsons.com
Natural Crackle TableMy first and only (so far) experience with Real Milk Paint has been outstanding. I built a small end table for my wife and wanted just the right paint to give it that charming, country look and feel. To create the look in the picture, I started with a base coat of Raw Umber Milk Paint, then sanded and applied Natural Crackle to the table. From there, I mixed white Milk Paint with just a dab of Yellow Ochre. To create the worn-in look, I used a combination of fine steel wool and sandpaper on the edges, then I used a metal pick to create "worm holes" in strategic spots. By the way, I did call Dwayne for a few tips before getting started and he was a big help too. This project was so easy, even for a first-timer ... you can do this too! Not only does my wife love the look, but our friends also have asked us where we bought such a nice looking "antique." I can't wait to tackle my next project with Real Milk Paint! --Mike Conrath
Whimsical StoolDear Dwayne,
Thanks sincerely for your help and suggestions in choosing your Real Milk products. I chose the Pearl color Real Milk Paint® and found it as easy to use and apply as you suggested. I also chose the Pure Tung Oil to seal the paint and natural wood on the project.
I enclose a photo of the Milking Stool that I made for my daughter to use while milking her real milk cow.
Again, many thanks,
Childrens Furniture by Chocolate PaintMy business is creating beautiful custom hand-painted heirloom furniture pieces for children to love today . . . to treasure tomorrow. I paint mainly with Real Milk Paint, using acrylics only for floral & design details. My specialty is in table and chair sets and rockers. I truly enjoy working with your paint and love the way it looks and feels when completed. I've had great response here in the Dallas area as it seems to be a new concept and highly desirable. Thank you for your superb product and for your quick delivery when I've ordered.
Suzanne Cornwell Chocolate Paint 3420 Misty Meadow Drive Dallas TX 75287 USA 972.307.7985 firstname.lastname@example.org
Warm Mudroom BenchA wood bench finished lovingly with Real Milk Paint® adds warmth and function to this family's mudroom while lending an old world charm to the simple space. We used a base coat of "Salmon" allowing it to dry over night followed by a top coat of "Peacock Blue" and gently wearing through the blue with a damp cloth while the paint was still wet.
Mason Dixon WoodworksMy shop is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Catoctin Mountains, just south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Here there is strong influence of the country shabby chic look as well as the elegant formal. I hand build various country and formal furniture and decor, ranging from shelves and bookcases to entire living room sets and round it out with nice fun stuff like flower boxes and benches. I use various wood from pine and poplar to more elegant, beautiful woods such as Oak, Cherry and Curly Maple. My painted pieces are painted exclusively using Real Milk Paint brand paints. I do custom furniture where you can contact me with a picture or dimensions of a piece of furniture that you want but in a different size or color, or just quality handmade and less expensive. Each of my pieces are handmade, by me, making each piece an original in itself. Contact info:www.masondixonwoodworks.com Phone 240-285-0859 email@example.com
PrimitiquesWe love Real Milk Paint ®! Every handcrafted Primitive small we create is finished with layers & layers of Real Milk Paint ®, creating an authentic Early American Primitive style. Real Milk Paint ® enables us to reproduce the charm of yester-year & to bring the warmth of Early America to modern homes. We use your crackling compound, as well, which gives us the choice of creating a subtle leathering effect or a dramatic open crackle.
Beth Merryfield Primitiques (610) 361-1532 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rich Patina FinishThe Cabinetworks of Butternut Hollow
I use Real Milk Paint ® on all my pieces. Over the last three years I have worked on a technique to oxidize and age the paint. Once the thirteen steps are complete a deep, rich patina is created. The appearance and texture are very similar to 200 year old painted furniture.
Tyson Ruble 123 Meadow Run Clayton NC 27520 USA 919-550-2423 email@example.com
Crackled Candle Boxesfrom Wood 'n Country
First we painted 2 coats of gray Real Milk Paint ® made from adding a few drops of black to white. After the paint was dry, we applied a coat of commercial crackle finish. After the crackle was dry, we used a coat of black milk paint that was thickened with powered milk. While the paint was still wet we made the swirl design with a "comb" made from cardboard. The comb was made by cutting a piece of cardboard with points on one side, then trimming the points flat making them about 1/4 inch across and 2" deep. After drying, we applied 3 coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly.
The red box was done with the same method using 2 coats of red Real Milk Paint ® as the base coat and black for the swirl.
These candle boxes may also be used in a number of ways. Some of our customers have used them to hold rolled guest towels, dry ferns, and live plants that were first planted in plastic liners. To see more of our items you may want to check out our Wood 'n Country web site or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more examples.