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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

dining set relove in natural stain and Fusion soapstone

I was asked to relove a family heirloom dining set. The set belonged to the customers grandma originally who picked it out in Pennsylvania and had it shipped up to Canada. The dining set eventually moved to a daughters home who had 7 children, these siblings shared many memories around this solid maple hand crafted dining table and one of them was the lucky one to get the set passed onto them.

it goes from this cute square to 8 1/2 feet long

The table was natural maple with hand painted designs on the corner to go with the dark painted chairs manufactured in Pennsylvania as well. They had a large floral design on the seat back.

wanting to keep just a subtle memory I sanded it down to a ghost shadow

Sanding was not enough, stripper was needed and a few coats for the table top, leaves and the chair seats

then hours of sanding from 80 - 120 - 220 grit sand paper 

With a tack cloth it was wiped well and the Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in natural application was started. I gave it 4 coats of this all in one, each sponge sanded after a good 12 hour dry time between coats. It has a buttery smooth finish that really enhanced the beautiful maple grain.

The customer chose grey for the chairs and table base to go with your home décor. We decided on Fusion Mineral Paint in soapstone. Soapstone is a dark grey with a hint of blue in some lighting.

For added durability I put a couple coats of Fusion Mineral paint's tough coat which also adds a nice sheen and makes wiping the chairs and base super easy.


 just check out this super sized table
to the perfect compact size with many options in between

I have received product as a brand blog rep in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains sponsored links for Fusion Mineral Paint & Homestead House Paint Co. 

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