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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Country Chic lazy linen chairside table

When perusing the Country Chic paint color chart, I spied lazy linen and thought it might be the perfect "grey". It seemed like a pretty soft grey.

I purchased this sweet "chairside table" (according to the Eaton's price tag still affixed to it) and grey seemed to be the color it should be updated in.

After making a few repairs and giving it a good scrubbing, the paint process was underway. As with some light colors, the first coat look fairly sketchy and not at all grey.

but 2 coats later sponge sanded and distressed edges between coats it looked better.

to add dimension and keep it aged I washed the crevices with a darker grey all around then gave the whole thing a coat of tough coat, now it turned grey rather then more white. Once dry it was time to add black glaze to the crevices and all the edges to add yet more aging and dimension. This task took quite some time with small artist brushes. I followed it up with a final coat of tough coat. The original hardware was scrubbed and put back on and it is now ready to add character to your home.

I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Country Chic Paint

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