Written By Thirty Eighth Street / 6.01.2015
OFMP: The Marissa Dresser
-One (quart) of Extra-Bond
-One (pint) of Antique Crackle
-One (5 oz.) Tin of Daddy Van's Clear Wax
This was my first experience using Old Fashioned Milk Paint and I'm not going to lie, I was a little nervous to try it. But, do you know what I would tell my older self after knowing what I know now? Don't you dare spend another minute fretting. It's a cinch to mix and it's even easier to apply... You can do this! You've got this! And, it's going to turn out great!
After I sanded the dresser, I moved it inside to paint. For this project, I mixed together 1 cup of Old Fashioned Milk Paint in Pitch Black with 1 cup of warm water. After it was mixed well, I added 1 cup of Extra Bond to the paint to encourage adhesion. Using Extra Bond gives YOU the chance to control how chippy you want a piece to be. I absolutely LOVE that OFMP is non-toxic and completely environmentally safe. There were no odors while I mixed and applied the paint indoors and it gave me the loveliest coverage on the FIRST coat! (I still had more then 1/4 of my mixed paint left when my project was finished. A little bit goes a long way!) I'm so impressed with the safe flexibility that OFMP provides... You can paint walls, children's furniture and toys and it's 100% naturally safe!
Would you like to see the end result? Here she is, The Marissa Dresser with all of her "Shabby Chic Storage" details...
Wouldn't she make a stylish storage solution for an entry way, bathroom, extra bedroom or office?
What else you can do with OFMP? Hop on over to see what my co-host, Charlotte from Ciburbanity as well as the rest of our talented hosts have cooked up and prepare to have your socks knocked off!
Carrie is the owner and author of Thirty Eighth Street, a blog dedicated to furniture story telling. Filled with tutorials, tips and lots of furniture before and afters, Thirty Eighth Street was created to encourage and inspire her readers to see the full potential of unloved and unwanted furniture. Carrie's work has been featured at HGTV, The Huffington Post, Hometalk, Annie Sloan, General Finishes and several popular DIY blogs. Carrie is a host & judge for The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest ™ and a regular contributor for Country Chic Paint.