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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Old Fashioned Milk Paint chippy antique highchair

I purchased this sweet antique high chair sans tray from a lady who grew up in it, I love the history of old pieces. I initially thought old white and chippy so out came Old Fashioned Milk Paint light cream.

whisk the powder and water and let sit for 15 minutes to let the bubbles settle

a great tip for chairs is to turn upside down and start painting there, it helps get the underside and awkward areas before standing up and finishing

 I did not paint this piece completely, this is hard for me as I was taught to paint carefully and neatly so this look is a brain gymming exercise but if you leave the nooks without paint it gives a more worn appearance once finished

pure milk paint likes to chip on its own if no bonding agent is added, and this was the look I wanted, to help the process along I sanded to help it chip and smooth the surface

original wood colors also alter the final color, shown above is the same light cream on two different stained wood colors, crazy heh?

the bright white color just did not seem to be right so I added a teal glaze wiped back to just add some color over the light cream color after giving it a coat of satin poly to seal the milk paint and a coat after the wash to seal again

I am not sure if this is the final look, perhaps a solid teal over the whole thing may be in order ;), what do you think?

As a OFMP brand rep, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains a sponsored link for Old Fashioned Milk Paint

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