Last Saturday, it was with great pleasure that I met four enthusiastic participants bringing in their furniture pieces to paint.
Most came with minimal experience on painting and furniture treatments except for one, Mr. Sabri who was a professional reupholsterer. So we had a great time sharing and learning from one another. The course covered the following:
What is milk paint and its benefits?
How to use milk paint
The use of Bonding agent, Oils & waxes
Identifying the correct treatment for furniture
How to use sandpaper
Different type of funiture finishes
So these are the before and after pictures that were completed within 3 1/2 hours:
Ann & Sabri single seater chairs. They wanted an off-white colour, so Linen was the perfect colour. They promised to send me the final picture once it has been reupholstered.
Suzana stool which she bought from a second hand shop. Now it looks like a statement rustic piece. The colour chosen was Dried Lavender. She applied distressing techniques to remove the paint around the high points. Finished with antique wax to give it a 'dirty' look. Within 3 hours, she became an expert at making over her piece.
Finally, it was Jules Yap, founder of Ikea Hacker who joined us for the event workshop. I love her website. A big ikea fan myself, it was such an honour to have attend this humble workshop. Well, her piece was no other but Ikea Side Table. She choice her favourite colour yellow - Mustard Seed Yellow. At the end, she too applied some light distressing technique, applied hemp oil to deepen the yellow and gave an additional protection to the wood and a final coat of Furniture Wax.
This is such a great platform to teach people how to upcycle their furniture using 100% eco-friendly paint. Milk Paint allows the applicant to use it indoors, in an air-cond room, with children around. Read more of the benefits here.
So enough words and more pictures. If you are interested to attend one of these workshops, please sign-up here to be notified of future workshops.