MMS Milk Paint gave this old table, new life!
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. :)
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 pretty old.
Here is the finish this thrifty makeover with MMS Milk Paint started with….
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 years of 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 right on 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. Not that painting something will give it a goopy texture but you know what I mean. ;)
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 MMS milk paint I chose to use…..
Miss Mustard Seed’s Grain Sack (<— you can get it here)
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 see how thin it is?
The finish was not slick at all so the paint stuck pretty well.
This is exactly what I meant about letting the old finish shine through.
You can see it doesn’t cover imperfections well at all.
Perfect…for this project anyway.
I sanded the paint 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 you can see my favorite transfer methods here >>> “How To Transfer Graphics”
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 stencil flourishes on the top and bottom.
I gave it a bit more sanding to bring out some detail and to 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 quite surprised but the finish was probably pretty porous since it was so old.
But just look at all those 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 or want to try MMS Milk Paint! :)
Let’s see what my friends transformed this month…..
Be sure to check back later to see what I did to this! (it’s not orange-y anymore! ;) )
UPDATE!!! See it now, here!!
Have a great week, friends!
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