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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Chippy table do over


So after my epic fail on the "chippy" table (see lessons learned here) I chose to redo it in a safe, stick to anything paint, Fusion Mineral paint . I went with raw silk again as I am just loving the crisp but not stark white tones of it.




For ease for distressing the edges, I rubbed the Fusion beeswax bar along them all before painting. I repeated another layer after I easily wiped the edges after the first coat and used a sanding sponge to distress the edges again after coat #2.

Once all dry, I tried Fusion's black wax to age one of the legs but my youngest daughter voted to keep it the crisp clean white distressed look. A quick wipe with mineral spirits removed my aged art work easily and it was back to fresh paint.


Seeing it will be used lots as a table or desk on the top I gave it a coat of Fusion's wipe on tough coat and walaa this baby was finished.. for good this time ;)










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Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received.

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