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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Vintage Cedar Chest fun makeover

When I posted this vintage cedar chest to be painted it was immediately claimed with a fun changeup for colors. The customer wanted a fun bright turquoise base with a neutral top coat and distressed to still be vintage looking. Here is what was done to achieve her request.

She wanted the hardware painted as well and to be sure the shiny smooth metal  had good adhesion I applied Fusion Mineral Paint's  Ultra Grip to all and left for 24 hours to dry.

Her first color choice was Fusion Mineral Paint 's laurentian but once it was all one she felt to green (shown here on one of the legs)

I had also started the light top coat using Fusion Mineral Paint 's limestone before the base color change up, here is Fusion Mineral Paint 's azure going over them all

and one coat over the entire piece

next for the top coat I changed it up to Homestead House Paint Co. milk paint in limestone and applied 2 coats sanding between with a sponge sander when dry

and heavier following the last coat to reveal the azure below as well as some of the wood

I sealed the milk paint with Homestead House clear furniture wax  and to keep it feeling aged vintage added dimension and shadows using Homestead House espresso furniture wax . And just to be super durable and easy to wipe, I put on two coats of Polyvine dead flat wax finish varnish.

and here is the finished look.. adorable right, just what she envisioned for her homes blanket storage

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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