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Milk Painted Patio Tables AKA Wooden Spools

Check out my freshly painted patio tables created from wooden utility spools.

I live on the Canadian prairies and our fairly new home was built in the middle of a hay field. This means we get ALLOT of wind so everything we have outside needs to be sturdy (or stacked when not in use like the Adirondack chairs)

We use these wood utility spools for tables around our fire pit and on our deck. They are however lacking personality. Bring on the paint!

As in all projects the first step is a good deep clean. I used a hose and scrub brush along with a bucket of soapy water but a pressure washer works great too.

Flip so all sides get a good scrub.

Let them dry well and make any repairs, this one had a board lifting so it was glued and nailed back in place.

I chose milk paint for these two projects. Milk paint works really well on raw wood absorbing into the fibers for great adherence.

This one was painted solid in Homestead House Milk Paint laurentien then Homestead House Milk PaintQuaker blue dry bru…

Fusion Mineral paint Coral nightstand


Another fairly new color release from Fusion Mineral paint Penney & CO collection is a pretty color called coral. It is the perfect color for this solid pine nightstand with hopes of spring arriving soon.


This piece has seen some loving and probably has many stories to share including the carvings scratched into the top and the sides
BUT this is why I love solid wood


All this can be as good as new with an orbital sander and a few different grits of sand paper.
After everything was sanded smooth, the nightstand had a spa treatment
with various scrub brushes, a bucket of soapy TSP enhanced water
and a garden hose to rinse clean.


Once good and dry it was time to start the fun part, adding the coral color



Fusion Mineral paint is an amazing paint, going on so smooth and sticking to virtually every type of surface. I like to use Fusion's quality short handle angled synthetic brush. It works perfect with this self leveling paint to leave minimal brush stokes.


The original handle was broken so I chose to fill the holes when I was sanding and drill a new center hole for a shiny new knob.



As well I wanted to add a whimsical touch to the drawer front, I chose a sweet stencil from Fusion's awesome stencil selection along with their smooth embossing paste. With these 2 products, I created this slightly raised medallion of sorts around the new knob.





I lean towards simplicity over lots of embellishments but felt that the 4 little mushroom buttons near the bottom of the nightstand would look perfect painted in metallic silver,
adding just a wee bit more sparkle


I also like to add an element of surprise so I painted the drawer bottom
in Fusion's gorgeous azure!

Once dry, it was time to put together with new knob and take a few pictures of this beauty.








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Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received.

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Comments

  1. That color is beautiful, great job!

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  2. What a happy tropical hue, look wonderful with the aqua and I really like the stencil adds a perfect special something, thanks for sharing it at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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