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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

paint the desk

another huge chore I have is I want to paint this big desk, first i was going to refinish it but holy that is a huge undertaking. I then thought wait, how about the chalk paint everyone is using and do in a creamy white color with distressed edges etc making it a much easier and more forgiving project. All suggestions appreciated.

 Another idea is do the top dark and bottom creamy which would hide any marks too, something like this
Although this is cute I think a whole big desk in this color might get tiring of it so maybe try it on the stools

 
Or stain dark like below