I’m not the milkman’s baby!
Why! Because I look like my dad.
That doesn’t mean this man isn’t my cousin! 🙂
Do you know this man?
Warning this post covers my family history.
Scroll down to see the steps to distress a plastic thrift store frame.
This was Grandpa and me. Thinking about him still, makes me happy! 😀
So all that said…you would think I’d have a large collection of Townley milk stuff. This is my collection gathered on Ebay.
I would love to do a promo for Country Design Style and be pointing to a spindle! I love creating with spindles!
This bottle never saw milk. It’s in perfect condition.
Steps to distress my Townley milk frame
I looked for the perfect farmhouse style wood frame and couldn’t find anything in the right size.
So, for now, I bought an inexpensive plastic frame. 😕
Here’s the step by step I took to give a distressed look worthy enough for my special photo.
- Paint the frame with brown chalk type paint. I used Deco Art Rustic.
- Paint with one coat of creamy chalk type paint. I used Heirloom Traditions French Vanilla.
- Add a coat of white chalk paint. I used FolkArt.
- Distress with a damp paper towel to reveal the layers of colors. Yep, I went down to the black plastic in areas.
- Rub on white wax. Then wipe back to light shine…very light.
I didn’t know our family was any part of the Townley milk family until the internet. I figured it was like if your last name was Smith and you moved next door to a family of Smiths but you’re not related. Interesting.
Have you gone onto Ancestry.com? I’ve been wanting to try it. Right now blogging keeps me busy enough on the computer.
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