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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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


Classic black, goes with everything and always in style. They say every room should have a piece of black to anchor it. Black just so happens to be my daughters complimentary color to her favorite purple. So when she found the perfect styled bed frame but it was in a yellow with hand painted pink flowers she turned to paint to make it the perfect new addition to her room.


Under my tutelage of private lessons, she began by giving the head and foot board a good power sanding and scrub down.


I made her up the Old Fashioned Milk Paint in pitch black and off she went. Two coats worked well drying about an hour in between. I love sharing with others how worthwhile it is to relove a piece.



The next day I started the sealing process choosing tung oil (available thru OFMP) to keep the black deep and rich looking. The tung oil is thick; I found the brush left allot on so used it only for grooves and creases and uses a soft rag to apply everywhere else.


half on half plaint milk paint



Leaving it sit for an hour or so I went back and wiped the excess off with a clean rag and left over night to dry. The next day I repeated the wipe on wipe off routine and again left to dry. The weather is cooler now so like the bottle says the curing time is very slow but after 3 days drying I hauled it into the house for warmer temps and snapped a few pics.




There seems to be an issue with tung oil and the underlying finish. Even though it was lightly sanded prior to painting black, the finish has something that is resisting absorption of the oil and leaving hazy marks even after a week of drying.


After consulting with the OFMP experts, I rubbed it all down really well with fresh rags and left to dry longer


Then went over it all with Daddy Van's black wax, shown here on half


I gave it a couple days to dry as it too takes longer and sent to the owner (who also happens to be my eldest daughter) to set it up and let it dry further.






*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, there is no monetary compensation received from the sponsored links. Huge thanks to my great sponsor, Old Fashioned Milk Paint

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