I just love Trash to Treasure Transformation Tuesday.
My favorite thing to do….turn someone else’s “trash” into a treasure!!
I found an old antique half moon table and it became my thrifty makeover this month with MMS Milk Paint. :)
Here’s where we started (before MMS Milk Paint)….
As you can see, I paid a whole $6 dollars for this old table.
And I do believe it is quite old. Not sure how old but up there.
Here is the finish this thrifty makeover with MMS Milk Paint had….
I wanted to share a close up to show you the old crackled finish.
I also wanted you to see the dents and gouges from time and use.
I kind of love it all and the character it gives.
No way would I consider sanding this down smooth to paint.
I wanted that character and age to shine through.
That’s one of the reasons I decided to use MMS Milk Paint (Miss Mustard Seed).
I wanted more of a “wash” effect, not a thick, goopy painted texture.
I truly wanted this to feel as if this little table had aged with the paint, not without.
It was a very dark finish, as you can see.
Which, I think, was perfect for the look I was going for.
Here is the paint I chose to use…..
I mixed it up with a bit of water and started laying coats of it onto the table.
I did about 3, letting it dry very well in between.
Three sounds like a lot but it was very thin.
The finish was not slick at all so the paint stuck pretty well.
You can see it doesn’t cover imperfections well at all.
Perfect…for this project anyway.
I sanded the top a bit before I added the graphic.
I didn’t want to end up sanding all the lettering away so did a bit of “aging” beforehand.
The graphic is from The Graphic’s Fairy and can be found here >>> “Paris Address”
I used blockposters . com to print it out and then transferred like this >>> Transfer Process.
Then I used a script liner brush and hand painted in the letters with dark gray paint.
I also thought it needed a little “something, something” so added the stencils on the top and bottom.
I gave it a bit more sanding to bring out some detail and make it look old….like it is.
Isn’t that just awesome?
I love all the gouges and crackles.
You can see it “chipped” as milk paint does in a few places.
But it actually didn’t chip much at all.
I was surprised but the finish was probably pretty porous since it was so old.
Look at all the crackles.
I adore this old finish and the character is gives.
This was a fun one to do and pretty quick and easy too.
It got one coat of Annie Sloan Clear Wax as a sealer.
PIN this for later is you love MMS Milk Paint! :)
Let’s see what my friends transformed this month…..
I’ve got some fun things to share coming soon….dining room shelves (and styling), new wine “wall”, screened porch makeover (along with several projects out there) AND a fun calligraphy course I can’t wait to tell y’all about.
Happy week (and then weekend) to you, my friends!
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