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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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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 fresco fun shelves

I had a plan to makeover these boring dull resin wall shelves in an old world look. Easiest way to achieve this is to use Fusion Mineral paint's fresco, a powder added right into Fusion Mineral paint that creates amazing texture.

My first attempt I mixed the fresco powder with water and stippled on followed by a coat of milk paint once dry.  

I wanted to try to get a crackled appearance as well that would reveal the blue milk paint under what was to be my top coat of cream but after applying the crackle glaze there was a lesson mishap. All the layers as they began to dry popped right off. It seems the water in the fresco even though dry to the feel still was there and combined with the crackle medium did not like each other.

Time to scrap off the pieces and scrub the shelves back up to start again. I added this portion to the post to share my lesson learned and prevent you from having the same issue.

Use the product correctly... For the ultimate in adhesion, mix the fresco powder with Fusion Mineral paint and stipple on. I chose to mix it with chocolate.

I let this coat dry well overnight and covered the textured surface with limestone. Once dry a light sanding revealed the dark chocolate but lets not stop there.

Homestead house, the parent company of Fusion, has new wax colors out. I chose black and espresso to work into the chocolate/limestone to age and give further dimension.

 PERFECT, these ugly wall shelves are now the perfect old world plaster look.

Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received. The links are for your convenience to learn more about these great products.

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