I love how this antique table painted with milk paint turned out. I admit it is a new favorite of mine!! But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s start at the beginning…….
For some odd reason I always want the piece of furniture that is the worst possible shape. I don’t know why…maybe it is because I like the challenge or love to waste my time…ha ha! But whatever the reason I always bring them home. This little table on the top was covered in the most disgusting high gloss nastiness that someone probably called paint. And of course I bought this piece. The picture below is after I had used stripper twice (stripping tutorial here) After two coats of stripper I then sanded as much of this paint off as I possibly could. But it still looked a little rustic and the paint in the details was not coming off like I had hoped….. Rather then spend more time then I had already I decided to embrace what was left.
And here is this darling table after!
To create the look I wanted I used milk paint on this piece (mixing tutorial here)
Milk paint is designed to chip in places and create an old feel for furniture and this is just want I needed to bring everything together on this piece.
You can see in some places the milk paint chipped off and other places I sanded the milk paint down so the remaining white paint would show through.
I am so pleased with the end results and this table looks perfect with our current home decor! I suppose that is why I buy the worse piece I can find….they have the best transformations!
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