We almost passed up this table. It was missing some of its beautiful moldings and just seemed like it would be more work than it was worth. Then we discovered the cool little drawer on the side. How unique! Upon further inspection, we realized even though some of the moldings were missing, there were duplicates we could mold and cast. We’ve never done this before but have always wanted to try our hand at it. So now this table with the cool little drawer became a challenge we just couldn’t pass up.
We really couldn’t be more pleased with the end result! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and wet sanded to give a beautiful time-worn finish.
We were able to make a mold of the existing molding using a hot glue gun. First, we sprayed the molding with Pam cooking spray so the glue would not stick. Then, we liberally covered the molding with the hot glue, pressing firmly when cool enough to touch. Once it was completely cooled we were able to peel the glue away. The hot glue created the perfect mold capturing all of the details. We then filled the mold with paper clay by Iron Orchids Design.
We immediately applied the new moldings onto the table using wood glue. Once the clay had completely dried we painted as usual.
And that cool little drawer…
Isn’t it the coolest?!
The drawer runs the length of the table providing a lot of storage.
We are definitely calling this experiment a success!
We couldn’t pass up this little side table with it’s beautiful little legs.
We are pretty sure it’s original use was as a telephone stand. The phone would naturally sit on top and the phone book would go underneath in the little cubby.
We painted this one in our favorite diy chalk paint using Behr Swiss Coffee. To be honest, we’ve tried many of the big name chalk paint lines in white and just haven’t found anything we like as much as our tried and true diy version.
We finished by sanding it super smooth, lightly distressing the edges and sealing with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat in flat.
This is such a versatile little table and would look great just about anywhere.
This little lovely will be heading to the booth at Brothers Antiques North later today. It was in really sad shape when we found it. We cleaned it up and added planks to the top for a little more character. It’s painted with our signature white chalk paint, lightly distressed and sealed with clear wax.
We love to add touches of black when decorating. Below are a few pieces we have added to our booth this week. Milk paint gives us that beautiful time worn finish we love so much. Typewriter by Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is one of our favorites.
When sanded and sealed with hemp oil milk paint has the smoothest, most luxurious finish.
We are so happy to finally have a piece available. We’ve been very busy working behind the scenes. There’s been a lot of cleaning, organizing, reorganizing, etc. You know…all the stuff that isn’t too much fun to do but has to get done. Thank goodness that’s done and we can move on to the fun stuff.
One of our goals for 2019 is to work through the pile of furniture we’ve managed to accumulate. No more buying until we reduce some of our current inventory…unless we find something too good to pass up!
Today we are posting a table and chair set for children. We had originally hoped to have it done for the holidays but that didn’t happen! Since it’s been sitting in the garage we decided to go ahead and finish it up anyway.
The table has a solid wood base with a laminate top. The chairs are solid wood.
We started by sanding and prepping the table and chairs. We then primed the laminate top to get a good base for the paint and offer extra durability. Once the primer was dry we painted the set using Behr chalk paint in the color Swiss Coffee.
We then hand sanded the entire set so it would be super smooth. We lightly distressed the set as to mask any natural distressing that may occur from the kiddos.
We applied 3 coats of polycrylic in a matte finish to the tabletop, again for extra durability.
We upcycled this darling little wood table by painting it with milk paint. We used a 50/50 blend of Oyster White & Snow White by The Old-Fashioned Milk Paint Co. We didn’t get too much chipping on this one. You just never know what you’re going to get when working with milk paint. Kind of makes it exciting! We finished the piece by sealing it with hemp oil.
If you are looking for a unique, one of a kind piece this might just be it!
We painted the inside of the drawers with General Finishes Lamp Black. We didn’t want chippy paint inside the drawers and thought it would add a nice contrast.
The drawers just hang from these rails.
This is a stable little table measuring 23”W x 14”D x 27”H
We can’t tell you how nervous this one made us! This was our first time using true milk paint. We’ve wanted to try it for awhile but the uncontrollable chipping made us hesitant. We love a chippy look but with true milk paint, you just never know what you are going to get. So when we found this table we decided to bite the dust and give milk paint a try! We used Old Fashioned Milk Paint in Oyster White. Once the paint had dried, we sanded off all of the loose paint and sealed it with hemp oil.
We were really surprised by the lovely, smooth finish the milk paint gave us. Love that!
It was kind of fun (and scary) to watch all of the loose paint chip off.
We just never knew where the paint was going to chip off…or how much.
All in all, we are quite pleased with the finish we were able to achieve with milk paint. We can’t wait to use it again, maybe try some layering!