Hope you all had a wonderful labor day weekend! I worked at the shop Saturday afternoon and the customers kept me busy. Sunday I headed down to Market Days at Chartreuse & Co with a friend. I thought about opting out, but I knew it would be best for me to get out of the house. I have also been continuing with me Halloween craft streak! What can I say, when you aren’t able to do much, find much that you are able to do! I couldn’t keep my hands and mind idle while down and out with a stapled leg now could I. (And speaking of which, looks like the ER dr. was off his rocker- I still can not ride my bike or walk very far, and it is not healing that quickly. I plan to force myself to do as little as possible today to try to heal this thing!!)
Also, before I get into my furniture redo, I have a couple of reminders for you. Don’t forget to enter my JUNIEblake giveaway and win a credit for some new duds. Secondly, don’t forget to head over to Country Living to vote for me in the Blue Ribbon Blogger awards for decorating! Remember that you can vote every day! I would surely appreciate your vote, and if I win, your checks will be in the mail shortly following… ha ha! By the way, I want to thank whomever it was who nominated me. I have no idea who you are, but I want you to know you have made my whole week! Feel free to fess up so I can come over and love you and squeeze you
and call you George!
Now, let’s get to this party, shall we?
Friday while the kids were in school, I had whiled away the hours crafting, and finally decided that I could paint a coffee table. I mean, it wasn’t that big, so surely I could sit on the edge of my porch and work there. It sounded like a really good idea at the time. But let me tell you, that night my leg told me it had not been a good idea at all! But I finished that table and that’s what I am going to share with you today. And I hope the pain was worth it. If not, just pretend you love it for my sake, ok? OK.
I picked up this cute little table and loved its details- I knew they would be perfect for a little gilding.
And I had taken the car seats out of my car to pick this up with some other stuff…. don’t worry, I was not using Sawyer’s booster seat as my painting char.
I wanted to give it a very antiqued look so I decided to use my Old Fashioned Milk Paint in slate. I just love the gray blue of this color.
I mixed up one part of paint powder to one part of warm water in a little rubbermaid container. Instead of stirring, I shook the container (with the lid on, of course!). This tends to make the paint a little foamy but I find it still works just as well- you can paint with the foam. I then gave the table two coats of paint. This was the first time that I have seen the milk paint really “flake” on its own. Before I even sanded it, I could see where i was going to have a peely and chippy finish. I took a 180 grit piece of sandpaper and sanded it all over, allowing the chips to just flake off. Then I waxed it with a clear wax and allowed that to dry. Finally, I used Annie Sloan golding wax in King Gold to highlight the details.
As much as I love my Rub N Buff, this stuff is a little easier to use because it comes in a little tub, so it’s easier to get out and there is less waste. Anyhow, here it is with its new look….
I don’t think the chippy look is for everyone, but I definitely love it, and milk paint does it beautifully! I think it has a much older and time worn look now.
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