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Monday, March 25, 2013

Just My Luck'etts Green Table



I love it when the pieces fall into place. I have been using Homestead House Milk Paint, which are the manufacturer of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint. The last piece I did gave me some trouble with flaking, but not this time.
I started off wiping the tables down with T.S.P, I couldn't believe the years of grime that were washed away. Once dry, I painted a coat of paint. {for mixing, I use the 1:1.5 ratio paint:water} I find on dark colors, this works. But I was painting a vanity white, and the color was soooo see-through. After first coat dried----> which is super speedy, I put the second coat on. Next day after work, I lightly distressed both tables and waxed with Miss Mustard Seed Clear Wax. I LOVE THIS STUFF!!! I smells great and goes on easy. I have tried Minwax, but found it harder to work with. 
For some reason, I always forget to do my handles. In the before picture, do you notice the problem? One handle was broken. "Lucky" for me, I had another similar set. I gave them a good scrub and a fresh coat of Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze. Good as new!

Perfectly aged end tables. Next time, I'll skip the bonding agent, and let her chip away!

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16 comments:

  1. Turned out great - I just love that color!
    Haven't tried Milk Paint yet but am really dying too!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  2. OH Suzan, you do not know what your missing. It's just as easy as ASCP, but a ton more color depth. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Looks really good. I love those 70's pieces of furniture. Great color!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. The detail in the vintage furniture is amazing.I also have a thing for 70's furniture.

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  4. Very nice! I saw one of these beauties at the thrift store this past weekend... I might be going back!
    I’m visiting from Wow us Wednesday. I hope you can stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the colour you chose! I have tried milk paint before, but never the bonding agent...it's on my list to purchase!

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. One tip about bonding agent, I only use a table spoon and it never flakes. I find that if you want it to chip, there is no midpoint....not sure. And I have used only a tsp in 1/2 c of paint.

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  6. Forgive me for saying this~ I wouldnt have never given that end table a second glance in wood~ but what a makeover you have given it!

    It look awesome!

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    1. No offense taken. That is why I love these ones, they are always sitting there still. Lol:)

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  7. Very cute table Tabatha. Love the color and the distressing is just right!

    Kathy
    http://pearlsinparadise.blogspot.com

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  8. Very pretty! Gotta love that milk paint!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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