Desk Revamp with Old Fashioned Milk Paint

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  This post is sponsored by Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.  in the form of paints.  Although this post is sponsored, all the opinions are my own. Thanks!

Hi Friends!

Today, I am presenting my first piece of furniture painted with Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.’s paints or OFMP. I started with this small beat-up desk, that I got at a church sale for dirt cheap.


Dirt cheap price -$2.50

I decided to give it a makeover using OFMP paints; these are true milk paints, safe, non-toxic, and all natural.

After a good deep clean with soup and water, the desk was left to air dry, while I started mixing the paint. For color, I chose Safe Paint in Pitch-Black.  A cup of paint was mixed with a cup and 1/4 of water for the first coat.

To be honest, I was a little scared after applying the first coat.  It did not look black at all, and it was drying in a deep grey tone as seen below.

"Pitch black" while drying first coat.

Pitch Black while drying first coat.

To make the paint look darker, I added a tablespoon of the Pitch Black powder to 1/2 cup of the previously mixed paint.  This definitely appeased me, as the result was the darker tone I was looking for.  After 2 hrs. and with the first coat completely dry, a second coat was applied.

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Before the piece dried completely, I distressed it a little bit with a wet cloth.  This gives the piece its antique charm. After the second coat was applied and dried, the Acriglaze was applied.


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This was my first time using milk paint, and it has been a learning experience that I’ve enjoyed. I hope this will inspire you to try these fantastic paints from Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.!!

Thanks for your comments, sharing and likes! 





  • Fabiola your desk looks amazing now!! Love the black color you chose, and adding the shelf and wire basket is a really creative solution! It’s great you enjoyed this first experience, more to come :)
    I would love to invite you share this with us at our Sweet Inspiration party, which runs from Friday to Tuesday every week so others can be inspired too.

  • What a beautiful makeover you gave this desk!! Love that color and I also like how you added a basket where they used to be a drawer, very creative! Wonderful job!!

  • What a great make over Fabiola!! You did a beautiful job with the Milk Paint <3 Isn't the milk paint wonderful? I have just loved the colours they have. Thanks so much for linking this up to our Bewitchin' Projects Block Party this week. Hugs, Lisa

  • Oh wow!! You did an amazing job!! Thank you for sharing with us at #MMBH. :)

  • You did an amazing job on this desk. It turned out beautifully. Thank you for sharing your experience with OFMP with us at Vintage Charm.

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