I recently acquired this table and sent my sister a picture.
I asked her what color I should paint it and she sent me this picture back as inspiration.
Sister has crazy good taste. I will have her post some pictures of her house soon:-) I chose to use Milk Paint from the Real Milk Paint Co. I love their paint because when used without the bonding agent you get this naturally “chippy” look. Because these types of towels are antique towels from the 1930’s I knew I wanted the table to have a vintage feel. I cleaned the table first and then applied a coat of Parchment Milk Paint to the top. The wood was bleeding through after the first coat so I applied a second coat.
I didn’t really like the table and sent Kim a picture. She agreed and said the whole table had to be painted. So, I went ahead and put two coats of Parchment on the rest of the piece. After the paint had dried I taped the piece off and decided to do red stripes on both sides of the table. I used The Real Milk Paint Co.’s Red Barn. I applied two coats of the red as well. Once the paint had dried I carefully pulled the tape off. The paint began to chip upon drying and I love how it nearly took the stripe off on one side. It’s like this paint has a mind of its own and knows what will look best. I LOVE smart paint! Once all the paint had dried I applied a dark wax glaze to the whole piece giving it an even older feel. Finally I applied a clear wax protective coat to the whole table. I just love the way it turned out.
It is pretty and looks so sweet I don’t want to sell it but my house is turning into a furniture store. If you know anyone in search of an adorable end table, let me know!