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Yes, I love 'em.

But they're not what I'm yakkin' about on this post.

I'm talkin' this:

A wee table done with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Kitchen Scale.

I glazed it with Varthane Dark Walnut Stain.  (brush on a section, wait a minute, wipe it in and off with an old diaper) See?

Here's what she looked like before her new duds...satin spray painted white.

Here's what I used to mix the milk paint...glass jar with plastic lid (found at the Dollar Store...RUN!)  Covered the opening with saran wrap, screwed on the lid and shook that puppy.

First coat.  I was worried at this point.  It's supah thin (I even mixed it 1:1).

 This was after one coat.  I felt like I couldn't get it to cover unless I had a lot of paint on the brush, but then it would run and drip and get streaky.  I have no idea if that is normal.

Chippy-ness happening :)

See the streaky?  This is dry.

This was after the second coat and a 220 grit easy sanding over the chippy parts.

One of the reasons I decided to stain it was because I didn't want the white to be such a high contrast to the blue/green paint. This is a pretty good representation of how the color changed after staining.  Top unstained, rest stained.

The top of this table was pretty rough when I spraypainted it last year, so I hoped the milk paint and stain would help magnify that.  Pretty cool, eh?

Below you can see how it kinda dripped.  It did that after I'd moved on to another part and didn't notice how thick I'd put it on.
(And why I started with such a tiny, detailed piece for my first milk paint project is anyone's guess....*rolling eyes*)

I used the Furniture Wax, and not sure I got enough in some places.  This wax game is HARD.  Some places buffed up super nice, others....not so much.  I did do two coats on top for durability, and I have to say I LOVE just brushing it on, wait 5 minutes and buff.

I'm anxious to play some more with the milk paint and wax.  I love how it really compliments the distressing, and I especially love the dimension in color, even before I stained it.

Have you played with Milk Paint?  Do you like Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture wax?

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angela hodges abode said...

You did a fantastic job! HickoryTrail

Cassie Bustamante said...

beautiful!!!! i love that color and love it chipping over the white..... gorgeous!

Leslie said...

You asked on facebook this morning about blog comments.

I don't comment on every blog post that I read as I'm not sure that I have anything to offer. But, I never comment on the facebook pages of the blog I follow.

I wish I had your patience to paint with the milk paint & wax. I want immediate gratification so I'm content to paint a piece with good ole Benjamin Moore & set it in place.

Happy Monday!

Stampin' VMG206 said...

What a darling little table! I love the new color, too.
I'm visiting you today from C.R.A.F.T. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I really like the custom look you achieved with the glaze! Nicely done!

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

OMGoodness! I used to have that same lime green candle holder from Homegoods. Funny to see it here on your lovely table. Great redo!

Cynthia said...

So pretty! I have never used milk paint over a painted piece yet... but I love the white peeking through. Very nice!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love, love, love this piece, the color is wonderful. Beautifully displayed also. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's beautiful, Cindy! I love that color! I understand from other blogs that have used the MMS milk paint that it has that chippiness, which I'm not really into. I'd like to try it if there is a way to not have it get chippy, although I suppose that defeats the purpose of the paint.

Sally @DrinkingFromMySaucer said...

I love sweet little tables like this! It turned out great.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

It looks fantastic!!!!! I just bought about 4 colors of MMS paint and I'm loving it. I've tried it on a couple of pieces and everything you explained happened to me too. But hey, we are learning - and actually the imperfections is what I absolutely love about this paint. Keep up the awesome work!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thank you for sharing your charming table makeover at my party. Sorry but I have not used her wax:(


My Dream Canvas said...

This looks amazing! I would love for you to visit me at My Dream Canvas. I am also currently hosting a giveaway from the famous tabletop and giftware brand Mikasa. You can enter to win some pretty dishes :)

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Visiting from Hickory Trail. I've never heard of milk paint...but it turned out nice :)

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

Love the table! I have painted a few things with Kitchen Scale and I LOVE the color! Life to the full! Melissa

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a fabulous color! I love the way this table turned out! It looks beautiful!!

Pamela said...

What a perfect makeover. Love this little table. Thanx for sharing at THT!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

That's such a great little piece and the color only adds to it's cuteness!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Great piece to try it on..I love the color. I haven't gone the milk paint route yet, but love the effect of the chippy paint. Well done!

An Oasis in the Desert said...

Great job! It's a little beauty!

Finding Home said...

Such a pretty project - thanks for sharing at Monday Funday!

Nicole@nicole-southerncharm.com/ said...

You did such a great job! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Have a great day,Nicole

MG said...

LOVE this! I've been looking for a table like this too...not ever sure what to call it when searching...side table? end table? book shelf table? Any ideas? Either way...love this table and the color/finish.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love that love in all it's chippy beauty & that table is too cool. Featuring it in the PoPP Spotight this week.

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing your incredible refinished table at Project Inspire{d} linky party last week!! Hope to see you at this week's party up now : http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/05/project-inspired-linky-party-no.html Pinned your post to our group linky party board! Heather

My Repurposed Life said...

beautiful table Cindy! I love the color and the chippiness.
catching you!

Good Time Charlie said...

I love how every detail of this turned out. Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux!

Unknown said...

Congrats on being featured on Domestically Speaking! It looks amazing!


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