Kylie began by giving us a rundown of the various products. The milk paint felt so soft and squishy. All the paints we used were low or zero VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) with low or no scent, meaning even those with sensitivities to paint product were able to join the session. The only cleaning product used was water so the only smell was the beautiful scent of wax we used to finish off our items.
We learnt the basic ways to repair and prepare our items before Kylie let us loose with all her lovely products and colours. Each old wooden object, was transformed into a unique and lovely masterpiece in the space of 90 minutes. Some of the items were family heirlooms that were gathering dust, but now will be proudly on display.
Thank you Kylie, and your lovely assistant, Tiphanee, for sharing your extensive talents with us as well as your home workshop. We will all be looking for those discarded treasures on the side of the road to bring home and give a new life.