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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Fusion ash ~ little lamb hutch

I have had a wood hutch staring at me everyday in my studio for some time now, it has begged to be painted Fusion Mineral Paint's ash so finally it got its day of glory. Ash is a lovely charcoal color.

Like all my reloved pieces, it had hardware removed, the glass pieces & backing too and given a good scrub. This is key to paint adhesion and smooth application. I wanted to update the hardware too so old holes were filled.

I tested the Fusion Mineral Paint ash on the hutch far right side, perfect

the coat of ash went on perfectly on the whole body including doors which I removed for better coverage


Now to add definition to the details, I tried the new black wax but it was not quite dark enough so went with a wash of black glaze over the entire piece.

With the details now popping I gave it a dry over night

For the backing, I chose Fusion Mineral Paint's Little Lamb to brighten the inside but keep the whole piece a neutral modern feel.

New silver knobs added to this modern vibe as well.

As a Fusion 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 Fusion Mineral Paint

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