Sister Kim came to visit this weekend. After seeing cans of paint, brushes, stencils, stain and other painting paraphernalia, she decided she had to find an accessible place for me to store paint. She shopped around a bit in the garage and set her eyes on this ugly Goodwill find I picked up for $12.50.
I love to paint in my garage but store my paint in the basement. Needless to say when I paint, cans rarely make their way back down there. Kim decided we had to keep them somewhere that I would actually put them away. So we painted this ugly little girl up to match my kitchen décor. God knows I spend enough time in that room.
We painted the cabinet using The Real Milk Paint Co’s Yellow Rose and Maison Blanche Magnolia.
After painting I applied Dark wax and distressed. My favorite sister then applied a coat of Shabby Paints Vax (We LOVE this stuff). No buffing required. Kim then ran through the house collecting various paint supplies strewn all about and began filling this little cabinet up.
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!