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I purchased yet another outdated orange stained pedestal dining table that needed TLC.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

Custom armoire in toasted marshmallow

A custom paint job was requested for this old cedar lined armoire to give it new life. The customer wanted a soft neutral color and loved my "go to" stripped back and stained  top. She found a color she liked in Plaster Paint's, toasted marshmallow and brought it to me.

but first repairs, the lifting veneer needed regluing and clamping then broke areas wood filled

and strip and sand down the top to bare wood (above right)

Then like all my pieces a good cleaning, seeing the body was oak veneer outside and cedar veneer inside it received a good wipe down so not to lift any more but the solid wood drawers got the usual good scrub.

The hardware was updated so old holes filled and sanded, they are pretty

Now to start the paint process, on goes the first coat

and a test run of the new hardware on the new paint color sans wax

I went with Daddy Van's clear beeswax with lavender over the entire piece, wax on right drawer and just paint on left

The wax deepens the color quite a bit once first applied

I applied 3 coats of Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in cappuccino for a beautiful top

Then it was on to Daddy Van's gorgeous color café noir for dimension and bringing out detailing
again see the difference on top drawer above and left door below

 Now for the finishing touches.. the pretty new glass hardware

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 Daddy Van'sHomestead House Paint Co.

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