Wednesday, March 23, 2011

milk paint side table


So i have had this side table for a while just waiting to use my milk paint on it.
I got this blue milk paint that i thought was going to be lighter but i was to impatient  to wait for the white MP to come in the mail to mix with it. so i just used the blue as is. although i still may do it some lighter later i do like it. let me know what ya think :)


here is the before 
 ( picture at our old house. yucky blue carpet!! and not set up)


I sanded it down then mixed up the milk paint using hot water.
then applied the first coat




then waited 
painted a sec coat and sanded once dry


distressed it a ton
waited and sealed it with a wipe on poly.
here are the afters 






hope you like it :) 

im linked up to a few linky parties

17 comments:

Kelly said...

Wow! I think this is beautiful! I'm always impressed with the things you post...you've got a gift, that's for sure!

Jenney said...

I love it Leah. I actually like the blue being brighter. I've used a lot of tips from your blog and they have been soooo helpful. Thanks!

Krisann said...

Yeah, love it! The punch of blue is the perfect hue for an accent table.

tam lee x said...

Nice! You would love some of the stuff available in the opshops here :) ... I actually saw a woman driving a sweet green v dub today and thought to myself that you needed one. Your little cruzer is too cute

Sommer said...

Oh neat! I do like the color. How did you like using the milk paint? I've been wanting to try it for some time now. Thanks for linking this up to my VIP party today!

annie lane @ sisters with flair said...

Your table looks great and I'm in love with the color and distressing.

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

It turned out so pretty and sweet!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking this up to WHASSUP WEDNESDAY!


Hope to see you next Wednesday:)

xoxokara

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous! Now exactly what is milk paint? I just bought some of the chalk paint recommended my MM..and it is awesome. I am a new friend now and would like to tell you every Monday I host a newbie link up party..great way to meet some new blogging friends. Hope to see you.
Also, I would move your friends list up..I could not find it.

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I just love the color you chose for this. It came out perfect w/ the distressing. You should do a post on milk paint....I've heard of it but never used it before.

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

I love it. Thanks for sharing!

poindextr said...

I do like it, fabulous fabulous job. But your little helper steals the show, she's just totally adorable. :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that color is awesome! i haven't used milkpaint yet, but i need to- gorgeous!

Rambling Ophelia said...

I love this whole post! The table, the milk paint and the lil model showing it off! Im your newest follower!
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Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love, love milk paint and it was 100% the right thing to use on this table. It looks great...and your model is a cutie, too. :)

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

love this table!

Pia @Jello said...

Love it!!
~Pia