Old Fashioned Milk Paint chippy antique highchair
I purchased this sweet antique high chair sans tray from a lady who grew up in it, I love the history of old pieces. I initially thought old white and chippy so out came Old Fashioned Milk Paint light cream.
whisk the powder and water and let sit for 15 minutes to let the bubbles settle
a great tip for chairs is to turn upside down and start painting there, it helps get the underside and awkward areas before standing up and finishing
I did not paint this piece completely, this is hard for me as I was taught to paint carefully and neatly so this look is a brain gymming exercise but if you leave the nooks without paint it gives a more worn appearance once finished
pure milk paint likes to chip on its own if no bonding agent is added, and this was the look I wanted, to help the process along I sanded to help it chip and smooth the surface
original wood colors also alter the final color, shown above is the same light cream on two different stained wood colors, crazy heh?
the bright white color just did not seem to be right so I added a teal glaze wiped back to just add some color over the light cream color after giving it a coat of satin poly to seal the milk paint and a coat after the wash to seal again
I am not sure if this is the final look, perhaps a solid teal over the whole thing may be in order ;), what do you think?