It's not something I ever would have started out to do on purpose, but I'm happy with how it turned out. The milk paint just looks right, and there is some nice depth of color.
This is the milk paint. It's very flat and chalky looking.
This is with a little sanding to smooth out the paint and expose a little stain, and with a coat of poly on top.
There is some nice depth of color now. A little sanding, and another layer or two of poly and we should be good to go.