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Growing up in, “America’s Dairyland,” provided me with an appreciation for milk. Milk is a way of life in Wisconsin. Even in metro areas, it’s not unusual to drive past a barn or see cows grazing in a field. Drinking milk is a simple way to provide the high-quality protein and nutrients kids need to power through their busy days. A glass of cold, refreshing milk from Roundy’s Supermarkets was always a staple at the dinner table.
Decades of research support the benefits of drinking milk. We choose dairy milk because most plant proteins are incomplete, missing some of the amino acids our bodies need. Per 8 ounce serving, this wholesome, affordable beverage provides kids with nutrients like Vitamin D, calcium, and potassium to help them grow and thrive. Fun fact: those nutrients are three of the four most likely to be missing from Americans’ diets!
We can make dairy milk fun to consume, too, while creating a new piece of rustic home decor. This Rustic Americana Milk Caddy is a nostalgic addition to our kitchen decor. To make one of your own, you will need a wooden milk caddy, which can be found at a local craft store.
Use a sanding block to smooth out rough edges. Spray one coat of white paint to cover the wood.
I chose turquoise chalk paint to fit in with my other rustic decor throughout my home. Your favorite shade of red, white or blue would work just as well. Use a sponge paint brush to apply two coats of chalk paint.
Allow it to cure for 24 hours, then sand down the edges and scuff up any other areas you’d like to create more character. It’s all about preference here – that’s what I love about DIY rustic decor! Next, select chalk spray paint to paint your glass milk bottles.
Use dark turquoise, light grey, and red chalk spray paints to create a Rustic Americana feel to your milk caddy. I love home decor that is beautiful and functional. This will add colorful interest to your kitchen in between meal times!
Which type of milk do you prefer – whole, 2%, 1%, skim? Our family will raise a glass of whole milk – cheers! Find more milk-related content and tutorials by visiting MilkLife.com on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.