Red Barn Milk Paint Table

I recently acquired this table and sent my sister a picture.

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I asked her what color I should paint it and she sent me this picture back as inspiration.

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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.

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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!

 

 

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