I came across Martha Stewart's recipe for homemade milk paint and I was intrigued. Milk and lemon juice? I can do that! After I read the comments I discovered that a little Borax helps smooth the paint. The curdling milk grossed out my family, but I love the resulting paint. I used regular craft paint in place of pigment.
I love the soft sheen this paint has, almost like a waxed finish. Although this particular project isn't velvety-smooth like waxed wood. I started painting Saturday morning, finished the last brush-stroke at 3:00pm that day, and wrapped up the gift 10 minutes later and headed out the door. So there wasn't a lot of time for sanding.
This little box is a gift for my youngest nephew's first birthday.