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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

watercolor with milk paint

Water color is my favorite art medium. I love how the colors blend softly together. When I bought this painted red solid wood sofa table/display cabinet I instantly thought of doing blue and creating a funs piece. Once I got it all scrubbed and sanded well, I decided to add a few more colors to the mix.

I started with swooshes of Homestead House milk paint in prairie sunset and refrew blue (below photo bottom jar) letting each dry before applying the next. .

Did you know Homestead House is the makers of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint? See renfrew blue on this coffee table and prairie sunset on this end table and eulalie's sky on this antique dresser.

The solid final coat was Eulalie's Sky (above top) from Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

Now the fun when dry, sand it back to reveal the muted colors.

Then to give it a durable but soft sheen finish, I chose Miss Mustard Seed's hemp oil giving it 3 coats.

As a Homestead House Paint Co. brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Homestead House Milk Paint & Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

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