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Milk Painted Dining Table in Homestead House Confederate Grey

I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.

When you work alone and need an assistant you have to think outside the box ;0) The leg is longer then an arm right?

For this table I went with Homestead House Milk Paint in Confederate grey. I used it on this jumbo chalkboard too.

After a good scrub, power sand to smooth the surface and a wipe down it was time to paint.

Two coats of the dark grey milk paint applied with my angled sash Zibra brush, which cut easily into the corners gave the table a gorgeous new look.

But I did not stop here, a light sanding to take down the milk paint to a smooth buttery soft surface

then apply Fusion Mineral Paint discontinued antiquing tough coat. It is just like their clear tough coat but as you can see, tinted with brown. This added warmth to the cool grey tone of the milk paint as well as providing a layer of sealed durability.

To add even more interest and dimension, Fusion Mineral Paint's clear glaze mix…

cleaning tip

So I love Pinterest.. growing up I had folders and binders and stacks of recipes, articles from magazines and pictures and this is my dream organization. I am also a HUGE reuse, repurpose, recycle gal so love the ideas it shares for many of these things.

As many of you know though, not everything that is posted works as well for others. I saw a post to use old dryer sheets to clean base boards but for me they did not do anything. I could not just throw them out. I decided to try them in my bathroom sink to clean as they have a bit of texture even after many runs thru the dryer.

Sure enough, a little water and the sink scrubbed clean. They work awesome even dry to shine up the faucets and taps. As a last wipe, I use them around the toilet bowl then toss. I feel so much better when an item has performed many duties and used to its fullest potential before tossing in our ever crowed landfills. Give it a try! ;)

Stop on by Creative Moments to see pieces I have reloved needing good homes as well as other great repurpose, recycle, reuse tips!