Today is such a grey, rainy day in Toronto that it makes me want to lay in bed eating cookies with milk (am I the only adult who still does that?). So it's only fitting to put this week's new-use spotlight on milk. Beyond it's cheer-up potential, you'd be surprised what this calcium-filled drink can do. Porcelain Best Before creamers, from $45 US each, Ricochet Studio. 1. China mender: Don't be in such a rush to toss that old china set over a few fine cracks. You can actually repair them with a little milk. Place the damaged pieces in a pool of the stuff in a pan. Bring the contents to a boil and then simmer for about 45 minutes. 2. Patent leather refresher: To breath new life into a drab piece of faux leather furniture, dab on a little milk. Once it's dry, buff with a clean cloth for a fresh sheen. 3. Handy paint container: Hang on to that little bit of leftover paint for touch ups, but instead of keeping the whole can, store what's left of the paint in a clean, dry milk carton. Do you utilize milk in an unexpected but useful way? Tell me about it.