When I picked this cabinet up, it immediately reminded me of a 40's-50's style kitchen hutch and thought it would be fun to try out the new color with. The cabinet was definitely dreary before (sorry for the bad phone pic)...
After giving it a good scrubbing, I shook up my milk paint in a canning jar, which I find much easier than stirring by hand. I gave it two coats of the green milk paint and painted the inside of the cabinet and accents with Pure White Chalk Paint. I really like how the white looks crisp with the green.
I was thinking I'd get some good crackling, self-distressing action from the milk paint because I didn't sand down the lacquered finish prior to painting, but I just got a few spots of crackle..
After the milk paint dried, I simply sealed it with furniture wax and lightly buffed. Furniture wax really brings out the color in milk paint - love it!
After I brought the cabinet inside my house to style and take some pictures, I noticed immediately how my jadeite dished are almost the exact color of the cabinet!
This will be off to Suzanna's soon to fill in some gaps in the booth!