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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…

Rustic Grey Farmhouse Dresser



It has been forever since I entered a The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest so I was very excited to join for April's "Make It Pretty" contest. This months contest is sponsored by D Lawless Hardware. For those who follow Creative Moments, you know I have found amazing hardware from D Lawless. Check out their website, they have everything you need when it comes to hardware.


I chose to use their Augustine drawer pulls to give this large dresser updated class. The dresser had the massive hutch but unless used for a coffee bar I find them dated so chose to just refinish the ample storage dresser and "make it pretty" again.





I always scrub my solid wood pieces from top to bottom after removing the hardware with TSP/soap mix and rinse well. This is important to get rid of any grease, dirt, etc and give it a nice clean surface for products to adhere well. Any repairs on made next, this one need some missing screws, easy peasy. Now it was on to the fun part, adding color. I started with Fusion Mineral Paint in a soft grey called pebble. Two coats for the perfect canvas.


one coat to two below

The next step was doing a color wash over the cool grey, I went with Fusion Mineral Paint in chocolate.


Apply with a wet brush and mist with a spray bottle and wipe off. This should be done in sections as it dries fast. The dark brown will catch in all the nooks and crannies.


Here it is showing drawers and doors with the wash on the right


Dry brushing was next in line, I used Fusion Mineral Paint raw silk, a warm white over the entire dresser.


closeup



NOW for the make it pretty.. adding the Augustine drawer pulls. These gorgeous pulls added the perfect touch of class and style to this piece updating it to 2018.


For even more dimension I added Homestead House black wax




And for a fun pop of color I painted the inside drawer fronts in Fusion Mineral Paint homestead blue.
















THANKS to  D Lawless Hardware for sponsoring this months contest!!



If you want to see more of the projects in this months contest check out  The Fab Furniture Flippin’ site  If you’re a blogger interested in joining a future Fab Furniture Flipping Contest, contact Evey at info@eveyscreations.com

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