Follow the steps that Amy Howard At Home Contributor, Leah Kendrick, took to mix Milk Paints and create a beautiful antiqued piece.
Step 1: Clean
Clean with Clean Slate
Step 2: Base Coat
Paint the entire piece including the hardware with Weybridge White One Step Paint. Two to three coats will do!
Step 3: Milk Paint Mixing *Leave Overnight*
Take Venetian Green Toscana Milk Paint with about 20% Riviera Blue Milk Paint and lukewarm water to create your paint. Let the mix sit overnight at room temperature. Mix well before applying paint. You can strain the Milk Paint before use.
Step 4: Lay Flat
Lay the piece flat to avoid drips and apply your Milk Paint!
Step 5: Sand
Once the Milk Paint is dry, sand the piece with 400 Grit Sandpaper.
Step 6: Pull Off Milk Paint
Use Antiquing Glaze and a seafoam sponge to pull off Milk Paint in an organic fashion. Rinse the sponge with water and repeat by dipping into the Antiquing Glaze and pulling off Milk Paint in areas where you would like to distress.
Step 7: Dry and Seal
Let the piece dry and then it's time to seal! The bottom portion of the hutch and shelves were sealed with Matte Sealer for extra durability. The rest of the piece was sealed with Mind Your Own Beeswax with a large round chip brush.
Step 8: Custom Mica Powder Wax
Create a custom Mica Powder Wax with Copper Penny Mica Powder and Meteor Mica Powder mixed with Mind Your Own Beeswax. Use a makeup brush to gently add small amounts of wax (after offloading onto cardboard) to the hardware to add a patina. Also, add the mixture to the edges of the piece and the back wall panel.
Last Step: Enjoy The Bragging Rights!