The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company provided me with the product to complete this makeover, but I was not monetarily compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.
I can’t believe a whole month has gone by, and it’s time for another Old Fashioned Milk Paint post! I feel part of my responsibility as a Brand Blogger is to show you different ways to use milk paint. So for this project, I’ll be showing you just how easy it is to create your own custom color using OFMP. 😀
Slowly but surely I’m working my way through my furniture stash. And the piece next on deck was this cute little drop leaf table. You can tell that at one point it had a shelf, and I was looking forward to restoring it to it’s former glory. The picture below is after I sanded back the table top, which was in rough shape.
Because I’ve been painting so many neutrals lately, I decided to go in the opposite direction for this project–a blue green to be exact. And I knew just what OFMP colors to use to create my color: Federal Blue, Tavern Green and Snow White. As you may recall, true milk paint comes in a powder form. For mixing custom paint colors, I like to first mix the dry powders together first, and then I add the appropriate amount of water. If you need to tweak the recipe, you can still add the powder and water to the existing color, and then mix it really well until all the powder is dissolved.
This gorgeous color was achieved by mixing equal amounts of Federal Blue, Tavern Green, Snow White, and water:
The drop leaf table is an old, well used piece of furniture. I didn’t think a solid, uniform coat of paint would suit it at all. Because of it’s age and condition, I opted to give it one very light coat of paint, not worrying too much about even coverage. And because I was hoping for some chipping, I chose not to add the bonding agent. (It is still super wet in Seattle, so I brought the table inside to paint. And if I was smart, I should have had HGTV on!)
The milk paint did not disappoint! Just look at that amazing chippiness. I love it!!
After a quick sanding, I gave the entire table two coats of Hope’s Pure Tung Oil, which I thinned out with a small amount of mineral spirits. I was surprised to see how dark the table top became after applying the Tung Oil. I had planned on leaving the top natural, but I love all the imperfections it detailed!
We also made a shelf out of pressboard and glued it on because I think this drop leaf table would make an AWESOME bar cart!
The drop leafs make this piece so versatile! The table is the perfect size for a smaller apartment or home. I’ve staged it outside to try to capture it’s true color, but besides a bar cart, I think it would make an awesome desk, nightstand, end table, extra bathroom storage, you get the idea.
I really wish I could keep this one, but there is no room at the inn.
***** If you like this project, don’t forget to pin it for later! *****
And as always, if you have any milk paint questions, I’m happy to assist, and do respond to every comment. 😀 Till next time, Cynthia
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