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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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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 pebble & soapstone round accent table


 There is a earth element color line in Fusion Mineral paint's Michael Penny collection; pebble and soap stone. I chose these 2 colors to relove a French provincial round accent table.


This wood table had a fairly smooth surface so just to be sure my paint would adhere well I lightly sanded over the surfaces. A good scrub made sure all sanding particles and any past "dirt" was removed again giving a great surface to apply paint over.

I started with the inside. The original mesh was sprayed flat black.


 Soapstone covered all the walls and floor to not only add contrast but to give a fresh new coat for future storage.


  I then put two coats of Fusion Mineral paint  pebble over the outside.



Once fully dry overnight I added a soapstone wash over the pebble. To do this I mixed it about 50/50 with water, brushed over the pebble and wiped back with a damp rag. This was perfect to catch in the detailed nooks and crannies and give added definition and dimension to the curvy piece.


A light sanding with a sanding pad distressed the edges a bit as well. And to give the top and inside floor additional protection I applied two coats of Fusion's tough coat.

To finish the piece, I sprayed the hardware the same flat black as the mesh.


perfect as a nightstand



or accent table







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