For my birthday present my husband purchased this amazing patina'd tractor grill at MMD Antiques in downtown Orange. Needless to say I was smitten and I already knew where I was going to place this beauty.
But to me in my mind it was missing something...a backing. So my husband made me a wooden board made up of 2X3's.
I traced a little a little shape on top of the board and cut it with my hand held jig saw. I'm sorry I don't have any photos of my paint process but I did use 3 types of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint colors (Curio, Grain Sack, & Ironstone)
First step I used the Curio as a stain for the bare wood. Once that dried I used the Vaseline Method and placed it on the corners and a little in the middle of the wooden board where I wanted the paint to resist. I then painted with Grain Sack (being careful painting over the vaseline). After the Grain Sack dried I then wiped off the existing vaseline and reapplied it on other places of the board and then painted my final coat of Ironstone. For the drying [process of the final coat I used my hair dryer so I can get some paint crackling as well.
Overall I'm very pleased with the results and how the Milk Paint turned out. It really completes the beautiful tractor grill and now acts as a photo holder in my kitchen.