I am so so so excited because my package from Old Barn Milk Paint came in yesterday! I was so in love with everyone’s furniture makeovers that were posted on IG, I had to give it a try for myself. Of coarse without even knowing what I am doing I went ahead and ordered 3 colors, as well as beeswax and hemp oil for sealing. I had a feeling I would like it though, and I was right- this green entryway table makeover is amazing!
I couldn’t wait to try it out and had so much fun testing this beautiful Bottle Green on an entryway table I had gotten from my mom. Of coarse while I was in the middle of painting it the thought popped into my head that maybe I had borrowed it and she didn’t just give it to me? I really can’t remember, so I guess we’ll figure it out when I post this on social media LOL! She likes green though and I did a great job so if she wants it back she should be happy with it.
Since this was my first time using milk paint I really didn’t have a clue what I was doing, so I kind of broke the table up in sections to test some things out. At first I just did a very light sanding because I wanted that chippy look. Well I got it alright, all of the paint came right off the top. I went back and re-sanded it VERY well with some 80 grit and that seemed to do the trick!
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On the top I used a soft bristled Purdy brush with 2 coats and on the bottom I used a chip brush with one coat to see how much of a difference that would make. I also only deep sanded part of the legs so I could keep them pretty chippy.
When I was finished and ready to seal it I decided to try the hemp oil on the top because it would get the most traffic, as well as the legs because those spaces are a pain in the butt to wax. On the bottom shelf I used the beeswax to see how much of a difference there was between that and the Annie Sloan Clear Wax that I use- seemed the same, but the beeswax smelled piney. Pine-ish? Pine-esque?
I always have fun painting, but I think some of my favorite projects are ones like this that I just do for the heck of it. There were no expectations and just used it as a learning moment. I LOVED the end product and will be keeping this in my entryway. This is also my new favorite method of painting furniture! There are a couple other pieces in my garage just waiting for the Silhouette and Chesterfield that I picked out.
If you want to check out Old Barn Milk Paint click on that link. I am not affiliated with them at all, I just really enjoyed their product! Plus, you can view lot of great examples of furniture painted by other artists and their color selection is gorgeous, which is what drew me to try their product over other brands.
What do you think of the finish of milk paint? Have you tried it before? I would love to know your thoughts and experiences.
If you have an awesome entryway table makeover, tag me in it or comment with a pic below!