As a vintage loving gal, sometimes I come across items that I buy having no idea what I will end up doing with them. I love buying wood items as they are easily painted. When I made a trip one evening to pick up an antique table, the lady asked me if I’d like the clock. Um.. does a bear…. So, I wanted to share how I updated this vintage clock painted using milk paint and how I use it in my home.
Milk Paint has become somewhat of an obsession recently. I’ve always like the look but have mostly used Chalk type paint on my pieces. I painted a buffet a few years back using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and was hooked.
Vintage Clock Painted Using Milk Paint
I will admit, there’s a bit of a learning curve when you’ve mainly only used chalk paint. There’s also a bit of an “unknown” with milk paint when you don’t use a bonding agent. However, I love the not knowing part. The excitement of seeing just how much or how little a piece will chip! I recently used her milk paint on my antique fireplace in our farmhouse and you can see that transformation here.
Fireplace Painted Using Milk Paint
Painted Clock After
Since purchasing our 1908 farmhouse, I have found myself wanting to decorate with vintage and antique items and mix in some new items. I had a newer clock but when I hung it, it didn’t seem to “fit”. In my downstairs living room, I’m trying to go light and bright. The clock was dark brown and just seemed off.
Here’s whats funny. This little wall clock was actually made to cover up the doorbell that hung on the wall. It’s hollow on the back for this reason. But I didn’t care what it was originally used for, I just knew I wanted to use it in that room!
It was a bit dusty so I cleaned it off and began to paint. I used the same mixture on the clock that I used on the fireplace since they are now in the same room. I applied 2 coats and let it dry. Then began scraping and sanding it until I got the look I wanted. Miss Mustard Seed makes a tough coat sealer and it’s my favorite. That’s what I used to finish off the piece.
It fits this space so much better now! I have considered ripping out the clock and repurposing it to be something other than a clock but for now, I will leave it as is!
What are some of your favorite projects you’ve made over using milk paint? Would love to see them!
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