Written by Victoria Van Vlear
We’re excited to announce the paint sponsor for American Farmhouse Style in 2020: Sweet Pickins with their milk paint!
Owner Sausha Khoundet started her business by painting furniture to resell, but she soon became enamored with milk paint! It’s food safe and non-toxic, with absolutely no VOCs. It’s made from all natural earth ingredients, including casein (a milk protein), and limestone.
The milk paint comes in a powder form, which you then mix with warm water. Every 2 ounces of powder covers about 12 square feet of surface area, whether you’re painting furniture or anything else. The paint will work well on multiple surfaces, including metal, brick, glass and plastic—as well as wood, of course.
You can use it to create gorgeous chippy pieces of furniture, or pair it with one of Sweet Pickin’s oil, wax finishes or even a crackle finish to create that old farmhouse look! For a tutorial on how to redo a piece of furniture with milk paint, go here.
Sweet Pickins has a wide selection of colors to choose from, so you can create an eye-catching and colorful piece against your neutral background, or stick with all neutrals if color makes you cringe.
Head to the Milk Paint website to browse their paint!
Victoria is a brand advisor, marketing strategist, writer and editor. She was the editorial director of American Farmhouse Style for almost 10 years, and now enjoys writing occasional articles for the magazine and receiving the beautiful copies in the mail. Victoria is also a wife and mom to three little ones: two on earth and one in heaven. With any (not so spare) time, she devours books, dabbles in fiction writing and works on her house. As a home décor enthusiast and DIYer herself, she knows what a little paint and patience can do for a room!