So, you know I just got home from my MMSMP retailer training, right? I learned so much from the amazing educators, I’m on a bit of a painting high! I got home and started working on a dresser, but it’s taking forever to get into painting condition, so I took a little break to work on this chair. Sometimes you just need a little instant gratification!
So, I grabbed my paint and got started. I painted one coat of Kitchen Scale and came back after about a half hour and painted a coat of Grain Sack. About 15 minutes after I finished my second coat, I started distressing. I used a damp rag and just started rubbing paint off. The paint came off perfectly! I was really excited with how it was turning out … and then, I saw chipping!!
Like, really pretty, authentic-looking, perfect chipping! And I was in love!
The legs rubbed off beautifully! There was very little chipping on the legs, but the look is still really authentic. For the most part, I had to use very little pressure as I distressed the legs.
I’m so glad to have finally gotten chipping on a milk painted piece. I have painted a couple pieces so far, like this nightstand and this bed, and got no chipping and just was getting discouraged about it. One thing I learned at my training is that the chipping really is so random (although there are a few things you can do to encourage it, which I’ll talk about later) and that you just need to keep painting and not give up. You’ll get it eventually…just give it time!
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Okay, so I have to ask. Do you like the chippy, super distressed look or is it not for you? I love it as an accent piece, but definitely couldn’t handle it on every piece in my house!