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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

furniture spa day

I put a post on my Facebook page yesterday about the importance of a furniture spa day. There are many steps before the actual fun painting part of a relove that goes into the success of the piece.

In order to get in the painting line up, ALL my pieces get a well deserved spa day, sometimes it starts with an exfoliation which can be minimal to extreme, some get a chemical peel followed by an intense body scrub in every crevice! Some pieces then need a bit blemish repair while some need a few more cosmetic fixes but rest assured, each piece has had a refreshing spa day before they start their relove makeover.
I think this step is huge, giving the piece a fresh new start; sometimes removing years of grunge and allows the paint to adhere properly. The repairs bring it back to original, just a few steps in the relove process wink emoticon



 handy orbital sander to exfoliate
sometimes a chemical peel is required
 potions and repair tools
then good scrubbing, thanks to my husband who insisted on the fancy drain system in my workshop and the hot/cold water in my garden hose, these both make this job so much easier

 the pieces now relax and dry well before the paint process begins