|Why yes, that would be a princess castle in the background, wouldn't it? Guilty as charged.|
To be honest, I have mixed feelings about the end product. I have gone from loving it to hating it to feeling just okay about it in the past 24 hours. Despite my urge to run out and by a gallon of white paint, I have vowed to give it some time and see how it looks in the room when the other decor comes together before I repaint it.
Milk Paint creates a vintage, distressed look without the need to sand, white wash or "prep" your piece of furniture. You mix colored powder with water to create a milky paint as it's name suggests. Without having used it before, I probably should have started with a chair or an end table or something else a bit less dramatic, as it does take some getting used to. It's a completely different look than latex paint and if you're type a like myself, the brush strokes and general un-eveness are enough to drive a girl crazy. But once you give up trying to create a perfectly distressed (is there such a thing?) look and just go with it, it's really quite fun. Check out this tutorial for some inspiration.
Speaking of inspiration, here are a few boards I've created while dreaming up the new room: