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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Old Fashioned Milk Paint driftwood TV stand

Solid clear coat pine furniture exudes rustic to me. When I picked up this TV entertainment stand I knew it needed some color befitting of rustic country. I chose Old Fashioned Milk Paint's driftwood and buttermilk for the makeover.

solid pine entertainment center pre relove

Mixing up the driftwood milk paint powder.. so easy, just add powder to warm water in near equal portions and stir. I find Old Fashioned Milk Paint to be the smoothest mix of all milk paints I have tried. Leave the mix to sit 10 minutes or so before painting your first coat

The first coat once dry, then I added another but not until about 48 hours later. Even though I used the safe coat version (like having bonding agent for better adherence) of the milk paint, the super smooth shellac finish required the paint to dry longer to prevent lift off of the first coat when applying the 2nd.

This is my test board to see how Daddy Van's wax will change the color - far left is the paint dry, next is clear, then antique brown ending with shadow black on far right.

 I started with a full coat of clear then highlighted the board junctions and edges with the shadow black

the bead board backing is where I chose to compliment the driftwood with buttermilk

and on the buttermilk after two coats were dry, I detailed and aged with the antique brown wax over clear. Daddy Van's is so green you can put it on your lips, ok maybe not these tinted colors ;) but the clear and scented. The downside is they take quite a while to dry so impatient people like me have to learn patience or find other projects to work on. But here it is all dry...

I have received product in exchange for this post, there is no monetary compensation received from the sponsored links. Huge thanks to my great sponsor, Old Fashioned Milk Paint

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