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Farmhouse Hutch ~ Champlain milk paint and cappuccino

Scored from an estate sale this Canadian made Kilgour Furniture buffet/ hutch is the perfect size for a coffee bar or as it was custom called for; an actual bar in the customers new home. She wanted it to be done in the same colors as this sweet little accent table.

The first step was to remove the mac tac liner in the long drawer and inside the buffet

It peeled back easy enough but then required a whole lot of Goo Gone to remove the residual stick glue. It did however protect the wood and once cleaned, perfect new looking surfaces.
All surfaces were scrubbed well to remove any dirt and dust accumulated over the years.
The top is the only wood veneer piece, the rest is solid maple I believe. Because it is veneer you must be very careful when refinishing it as it is easy to sand thru the thin wood layer.
Using my orbital sander and 120 grit sandpaper, I carefully sanded the top smooth the applied Homestead House's stain and finishing oil all in one  in cappuccino color. Throughout…

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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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 mixed with their coal black paint was brushed in the nooks and crannies on the pedestal, table apron and  across the top.


On the top I added more layers of color using the dark grey milk paint and dry brushing it across.


Everything was lightly sponge sanded and another coat of the antiquing tough coat applied all over then a clear coat on the top and the dining table was completely transformed.










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