I have made a goal for myself this week to blog everyday except Sunday. I have had this goal in the back of my head for quite sometime now but every week something seems to come up or I am feeling burnt out by the end of the week so I go to bed early instead of blogging. This week I have planned out my posts, so lets hope all goes as planned, I know it sounds strange but this will be a huge milestone for me. With 3 kids under 6 some days are consumed with being a mommy. At times I get frustrated I didn’t check as many things off my to do list as I had hoped, but I keep reminding myself, if I loose sight of what is really important, my family, when it is all said and done I will be terribly sad.
Let’s kick this week off with one of my favorite transformations yet! Remember when I blogged about some awesome finds I found a few weeks ago, including this sofa table? Take a good look at her before……
And here she is after!
This sofa table was a total experiment. This was the first time I used milk paint, EVER!! It is about time right? I used General Finishes Seagull Gray and I loved it. It was so fun to paint with, and it dried so quickly, which is a huge bonus. I applied two coats and then I used 220 grit sandpaper to distress it.
Once it is all distressed I sealed the paint with Miniwaxes Paste Wax, this just made it so as I applied my oil based glaze I had a bit more control over where the glaze stayed. After my glazed was applied I brushed on some dark wax in a few places to add more distressing! It turned out better than I had hoped in my head!
As you may have noticed in the before picture the glass for the top was broken. Instead of trying to replace the glass I opted for a new pallet wood top.
I love the character the texture of rough cut wood gives this piece.
I even took a few pictures while I was making this top. There will be a tutorial to come later this week!
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