A couple of years ago my mom moved from my childhood home into a home with an unfinished basement. Since she moved, she has had the basement finished into an apartment, but there were a few things that she wanted to DIY. When we were at her house over the 4th of July, we helped her with some of the projects that she wanted to get done. One of those projects was these Laundry Closet Doors. She had some Milk Paint that she wanted to use on them, giving them somewhat of a distressed look. Today I’m going to share with you how we painted the doors with Milk Paint.
This is the cute little apartment kitchen that my mom had finished in the basement. The double doors are for the laundry closet.
I wish these pictures really showed the true color, because I think it’s much more vibrant than these pictures are showing, but this was in the basement with no natural light, so it’s hard to show the true color. My mom picked up Sweet Pickins Milk Paint in Patina for these doors.
I followed the instructions on the back of the package and mixed up the paint. I won’t lie, I didn’t think it smelled very good, but once it dried it was fine. 🙂
Since I had never used Milk Paint before, I decided to start on the inside of the doors just to get a feel for it.
Once I had the inside / back of both doors painted, I started on the outside.
My mom also wanted the trim painted the same color. Once I got it all painted, we let it dry overnight. Then we used wax to seal the paint.
My mom was really loving the way these doors were looking, and at this point, they were ready to have the handles put on.
I had my husband help me attach the Oil Rubbed Bronze Julienne Knobs to the doors. They aren’t full door handles, just a knob on the front. My mom was so excited with how these doors turned out! She loves the slightly distressed look. If it were a project I was doing for me, I would have painted two or three coats to get full coverage, not so much of the chippy distressed look. But I think these doors look great the way they turned out.
What do you think? I think the pop of color is so fun!
The doors look great, How did you seal them with wax?
Amy | The Happy Scraps says
We used the Creme Wax that you can see here. 🙂 https://decoart.com/americana-decor/chalky-finish/finishes
Great job! Love the color!