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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

IKEA step stool relove with milk paint & stain

I love the solid wood pieces from IKEA as they come unfinished ready to paint or stain. When Homestead House came out with their new stain and oil all in one I was stoked to try it out and my newly purchased IKEA step stool was the perfect choice to try it on.

I chose the cappuccino stain, a dark brown to go on the steps. Since you put these together yourself, the steps were easy to stain quickly and easily and in one step!!

here is the step stool top before and after just 1 coat of the all in one

 For the body of the stool I went with Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in 2 colors; my favorite Eulalie's sky and my first time trying, kitchen scale.

did you know the best way to keep your milk paint fresh is to store in a glass jar? I cut the label out and tape to the jar. Do you believe that it Eulalie's dry milk paint above in the jar top left?

I gave my newly purchased Fusion Mineral paint brush a go and it was awesome, really nice synthetic bristles with just a slight angle to the brush that worked perfect in these small areas.

I wanted the two colors to meet near the middle for a fun look. For each color I applied 2 coats, letting dry between and after then sealed it with Homestead House furniture wax.

here it is in my kitchen, I love this tall stool as my cabinets go up 9 feet ;)

I have received product in exchange for this post, there is no monetary compensation received and all opinions are strictly my own. The links are just for your convenience to learn more about the products. Thanks to my great sponsor Homestead House Milk Paint.

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