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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Homestead House All in One finish Sideboard


I have had my sideboard sitting in our home in full use for about 4 years now with the intention of refinishing it however like the cobbler's children with no shoes, it gets overlooked all the time. I recently made time for it deciding it needed a good drink of oil as the previously stripped left the surface so dry.


so dry ;( lets give this old girl a drink


It soaked up two coats of Miss Mustard Seed hemp oil like nothing when I applied it after sanding and scrubbing well.



here is the drawer above with hemp oil showing the difference of the dry old wood



now it was time to sand down the top even though it has previously been stripped to get all marks removed and a fresh start. Everything received 2 coats of hemp oil hydration, inside and out all sides





To darken the wood, I chose Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in cappuccino. I wipe on with a paper towel, leave for about 15 minutes then use another paper towel to remove the excess. Be sure to wait at least 9 hours between coats or the dark color will wipe off easier - ask me how I know :)

the products are so low VOC you can use right in your home

I went with 2 coats of the dark stain but the finish was dull and not quite even being so dry. Homestead House has a new color called natural in the line so I applied 4 more coats of it which resulted in a lovely shine and gave added durability especially to the top that gets lots of use.














*Disclosure


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 posted links for Homestead House Paint Co. are for your information convenience.

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