Black milk paint swoon


April 4, 2013 by twinoaksstudio

Hello everyone!

Spring is Almost here!   Well, it technically it is here, but it hasn’t felt like it.   I’m looking forward to the warmer weather!

When I first ordered Miss Mustardseed’s milk paint, I purchased a sampling of the brighter colors (Grainsack, Lucketts Green, Mustard Yellow, and Flow Blue). I couldn’t image a use for Typewriter (the black in her product line) so I didn’t order it.  A month ago on a whim I picked up a package of it and I love it.  Here is my latest sign.   I painted the board with a very thin coat of Typewriter and used acrylic craft paint for the rooster, which is from the Graphics Fairy’s website.   He’s super cute, and he knows it!   rooster

I love how black wash makes the reclaimed knotty pine plank resemble barn wood.   Sooo cool!

Here is another sign I recently completed with Typewriter as a background color.   For this sign, I applied 2 light coats of milk paint.  I distressed it by sanding, then applied a coat of Annie Sloan clear then dark wax.

honey sideThe bee on the sign is also from the Graphics Fairy’s website.  (Her website is pretty awesome!!)

I added a set of rusty eye bolts to the top of the honey sign.

honey rusty

I have a handful of signs that I will be starting over the weekend, and I know at least 2 of them will be painted Typewriter.   It is such a great color for vintage looking signs!

I will be taking these signs to Lucketts Spring Market next month.   I am going to be super busy during the next month getting ready!   I hope to see you there!

Thanks for stopping by!

— Pauline

I will be linking this post up with Miss Mustardseed’s link party, and the Graphics Fairy’s Brag Monday.   Thanks for hosting ladies!

Update:  Thank you Karen for featuring this post on your Brag Monday!

11 thoughts on “Black milk paint swoon

  1. maytagnmom says:

    Very cute designs you came up with, from two of my fave sites– Miss Mustard Seed and Graphicsfairy (Karen)! Neat-o! Great job!

    Thanks for sharing with us, and it’s always great to see creative minds at work. 🙂

    Visiting from Furniture Feature Friday@ Miss Mustard Seed’s linky party
    Suz @MaytagNMom
    NW Illinois
    ~~My Current Project At The Party~~

    • Hello Suz! Thanks for the sweet comment! The Graphics Fairy and Miss Mustardseed are amazing sources of inspirations. I have to admit spending a lot of time on their websites! Great stuff! Have a great weekend! — Pauline

  2. Hi Pauline!
    I am so glad I found you at ‘the party’! LOVE your work. Mr. Rooster is simply gorgeous. Thank you for letting me adopt him. Wha hoo! XO
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  3. tammigirl says:

    I love what you did! I haven’t bought typewriter yet. More because I am trying to get the hang of the milk paint. Using it is no problem, but the mixing and storing without wasting is what I still need to get under control.

    • Hi Tammi! Thank you! I typically only mix up enough milk paint to use for that day. For sign making, its typically a tablespoon or two of powder. It does congeal if it goes into the refrigerator and I found you need to add water and mix it over again so that’s why I use only small portions. Its a great paint and the look is perfect for what I am trying to achieve. Enjoy your weekend! — Pauline

  4. Love the signs! I’m a retailer for MMS Milk Paint in Belgium, so I’ve painted a lot with it already, but I haven’t tried this finish yet: typewriter as a wash on dark wood. It looks really good!

  5. […] weeks DIY pick is:  This Fabulous Painted Rooster Sign created by Pauline from Twin Oaks Studio!  Pauline used the Black & White Rooster Image for this marvelous Handmade creation! Be sure […]

  6. […] painted rooster sign comes from Twin Oaks Studio. I love the use of the white paint to show off the rooster […]

  7. Mark Smith says:

    Are you selling the honey for sale sign? Am interested in it.

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