Thursday, September 13, 2012

Milk Paint Table Transformation

Hi Everyone!  Just wanted to share one of my recent finds while junking a couple weekends ago.  I went with my S.I.L. and a dear friend and I picked up this sweet little table up for next to nothing!  She is sturdy but light-weight and had such pretty detailed legs and scalloped front that I couldn't resist her.
Here she is in her original state, not bad but I knew she could be so much more!

This was my first time using milk paint so I wasn't sure how she'd turn out. I used Old Fashion Milk Paint in Marigold Yellow.   I applied a coat of red paint first however on the front and sides to see if that would show through after she was distressed.  Then I applied 2 coats of milk paint and was amazed by the results.  I used a wire brush to achieve "maximum chippiness" to her legs and the front.

I was surprised that the red paint showed in some spots but not in others, it was very subtle and gave the piece some depth.  I finished my little sweetie with a generous portion of Annie Sloan Clear Wax to seal her with an extra coat on the table top for added protection.

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Here she is complete!  I dressed her up for a night of fun reading, she is perfect for a nightstand or in a front entry way (which is where I'm putting her for now).  Notice the Nancy Drew book?  I picked up a couple vintage ones on the same day I found sweetie - there's nothing better than to snuggle up with a comfy blanket, a good read and a cup of tea.

I'd love to hear from you so please let me know what projects you've completed.

Im sharing this over at Miss Mustard Seed's FFF Party
Im sharing this over at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating's Flaunt It Friday

Be Blessed -


  1. love it and I love your color choice!!

    1. @ Tattered Elegance - thanks! I checked out your site and it looks as if you have lots of experience with Milk Paint ~ your comment means so much.

  2. Love the finish! I have never used Milk Paint before.....but that finish looks so authentic.....I may have to start!

    Have a great day rock star!

    1. @karIanne - thanks so much for stopping by! Milk paint is addicting beware :0)

  3. Just love the chippy look of milk paint--got my first batch in the mail this week. Can't wait to try it! Great table! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what you do next. Would love if you would stop by and follow me back! Have a wonderful week and happy painting!

    1. @ Lisa thanks so much for stopping by! What color milk paint & brand are you trying? Yes, ill swing by your blog & follow you - i like your style. Look forward to seeing your results with the milk paint.


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