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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Fusion's Azure maple dresser

When I daw this sweet little maple dresser I instantly thought baby/child's room as it was the perfect size. It would be the right height for a change table too making it even more multi purpose. And I envisioned a fun turquoise color, excellent for either a girl or boy.

sellers photo

The solid maple top had a crackling factory finish that required a stripper to remove then more sanding to bring back to the raw wood state. 


 let bubble

then scrape off the old shellac finish and sand well

I then used Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in natural to enhance and seal this beautiful wood. Three coats gently sanded with 0000 steel wool between coats gave it the perfect finish. I LOVE this product, honestly it is so easy to apply, has no brush strokes or chemical smells and gives a soft matte sheen.

A couple coats of Fusion Mineral Paint  in the gorgeous azure blue color and this little beauty began to shine

I decided to paint the original square mirror too as it tilts, is removable option but super cute and in excellent condition

The original hardware was thin and just not what I was wanting but I did have 6 handles on hand to swap them out for. I like the variation in colors and the size for the dresser.

I am excited for someone special to add this to their bedroom but it would even be fun in an entry way to catch keys, hold mitts and scarves and check yourself before heading out the door. 

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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