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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Homestead House milk paint renfrew blue


Time to try another Homestead House milk paint color. I had a solid wood coffee table with great details that needed a relove. At first I thought it would look great in red so tried barn red on the base


I added antiquing tough coat (bottom half of photo) to see if it would deepen any but it was not quite the deep dark red I was envisioning


so I whipped up some refrew blue, one of my favorite colors in the Fusion line and started painting, so how can this go wrong


but I may have spoke to soon, on the table edges it seems in typical milk paint mindset, it decided to go chippy.


I may have been ok with the look had I not had red under the base coat so bonding agent to the rescue. This additive makes milk paint stick to anything so on went another coat of refrew blue with it added


I wanted to give the table an antique look and feel and seeing it would be used allot it need to be durable so I chose Fusion's antiquing tough coat. I went with two coats of it then enhanced it even more with Homestead's espresso wax.


These sealing products totally gave me the look I wanted


check out the detailing on the legs




*Disclosure
As a Homestead House Paint Co. brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Homestead House Milk Paint & Fusion Mineral Paint

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