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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Miss Mustard Seed milk paint ~ linen cedar chest


I have been dying to try Miss Mustard Seed milk paint and products forever, finally I got my chance. I chose a universal color, linen, to try on my first project; a dark wood cedar chest.
there is a wee learning curve to mixing but once you get equal parts water and powder mixed up, on goes the first coat
 then a second, it naturally resists and chips where it wants for an old fashioned look

 I gave the whole thing a light sanding before sealing with a dark wax followed by a coat of clear wax
 and I used a darker patina wax to highlight details, corners etc to add to the aged feel and look

 cedar lined goodness



and all sides finished for a stand alone piece.. what do you think?


*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains a sponsored link for Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

UPDATE: I was featured on Embracing Changes inspiration party, thank you!!