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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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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 Mineral paint Coral nightstand


Another fairly new color release from Fusion Mineral paint Penney & CO collection is a pretty color called coral. It is the perfect color for this solid pine nightstand with hopes of spring arriving soon.


this piece has seen some loving and probably has many stories to share including the carvings scratched into the top and the sides
BUT this is why I love solid wood


all this can be as good as new with an orbital sander and a few different grits of sandpaper
after everything was sanded smooth the nightstand had a spa treatment
with various scrub brushes, a bucket of soapy TSP enhanced water
and a garden hose to rinse clean


Once good and dry it was time to start the fun part, adding the coral color

Fusion Mineral paint is an amazing paint, going on so smooth and sticking to virtually every type of surface. I like to use a good quality short handle angled synthetic brush. It works perfect with this self leveling paint to leave minimal brush stokes.


The original handle was broken so I chose to fill the holes when I was sanding and drill a new center hole for a shiny new knob.



As well I wanted to add a whimsical touch to the drawer front, I chose a sweet stencil from Fusion's awesome stencil selection along with their smooth embossing paste. With these 2 products, I created this slightly raised medallion of sorts around the new knob.





I lean towards simplicity over lots of embellishments but felt that the 4 little mushroom buttons near the bottom of the nightstand would look perfect painted in metallic silver,
adding just a wee bit more sparkle


I also like to add an element of surprise so I painted the drawer bottom
in Fusion's gorgeous azure!

Once dry, it was time to put together with new knob and take a few pictures of this beauty.








~disclosure~
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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