Check out my $40 Craig’s List table. I have been looking for a small round coffee table like this for almost a year. But boy was this table worth the wait!
The table was in great shape, but had some scratches on the top. So of course I had to paint it. You can follow my Painted Furniture board on Pinterest HERE.
I just ordered some of Sweet Pickins new milk paint and thought the Salmon (#8 below) would push me out of my normal colour range. The salmon actually scared me a little. Normally I’m a blue kind of person.
If you’ve never worked with milk paint before, I highly recommend Sweet Pickins paint. It’s inexpensive $14, so if you mess it up it’s not a big deal. And I find it’s much easier to mix, and is more consistent than other brands I’ve worked with.
To mix the paint, I use hot water, and shake it like crazy in a mason jar for about 5 minutes. I leave it to sit for about 10 minutes, and then shake like crazy again. Basically it’s a good excuse to sit in front of the t.v. while you shake away.
With milk paint you never know if it’s going to chip and flake off or not. With this table it didn’t at all. But that was ok because I wasn’t looking for a super aged look. If you want that antique look check out my post on How to Get the Look with Painters Tape.
I used my electric sander to just gently take the paint off the edges.
After sanding you have to get rid of all that paint dust. Normal people take a dry tacky cloth and wipe down the piece. I never ever have a clean dry sticky cloth, so I break out the leaf blower. Within seconds all that dust is gone.
Next I use a water based Polycrylic to protect the milk paint. You can also brush polycrylic on. But I’m super lazy and if it comes in a spray can that’s the way I’ll do it. Gave the table two coats. And then a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax.
This is not a sponsored post, I just love to share my favourite products. And Sweet Pickins Milk Paint is a good one.