Hey friends! I had to pop on today to blog about this new paint that Old Barn Milk Paint let me try out. I want all of you to get the old chippy vintage look and it’s so easy and fun!
We built this little box coffee table. Now I know, I know.. it’s a far fetch from the stunning coffee tables Glen normally builds, but I requested this pallet look alike coffee table because I wanted something simple that looked like it was pulled from a barn. I’m saving to put casters on the bottom of it, but those are expensive, so for now I have this temporary wooden feet on it.
If you want the deets to getting this finish on your desired piece, scroll to the bottom of this blog & I’ll have a step by step process. For now, lets talk about this old chippy vintage coffee table. When you get your paint from Old Barn Milk Paint, it comes in powder form & you add in your water ( equal parts ) to create your paint. The idea of milk paint is that it’s not meant to 100% stick to your piece. it will bubble in areas, crust off in areas and basically look like a piece that has aged with time, naturally. I mean, don’t we all want a naturally distressed and chippy piece?
Again, I would like to reiterate that I hope you aren’t judging Glens handiwork. I told him I wanted the wood slapped together like a pallet so it would look as vintage and basic as possible. I know… call me weird, I just really wanted something that was really beat up compared to my media stands that are more modern.
What You Will Need
-Old Barn Milk Paint
-Sealant or Wax
I first started throwing rocks at my piece. Remember, you want your piece to look pretty beat up. I then gave it a light sand with sand paper, by hand and went and mixed my paint.
For this coffee table I mixed 3/4 cup of “Picket Fence” OBMP with 3/4’s cup of warm water. Give it a good whisk until it’s a thicker consistency. Then take your dry brush and go to down. I make sure that I painted it in one direction. If you’re painting on wood grain, make sure you’re going with the grain of the wood. A general rule is to paint all in the same direction.
I let it fully dry and about an hour later I gave it a good sand. There were areas that were bubbled, peeling and crackling off, this was pretty exciting to see as I didn’t have to distress too much.
Once I achieved the distressing I wanted, I sealed it! You don’t have to do this, but if it will be in a high traffic area, it is a must. Trust me.. white paint can easily get ugly & stained.
Hope you enjoyed this little tutorial & love this product as much as I do! head on over to their website to check out all their colors.