In January when one of my favorite thrift stores closed, I took advantage of some great sales. You my remember this coffee table. It had been marked $15, then marked down to $10, I got it for 50% off.
This is what the coffee table looked like when I got it.
Later that month I won a giveaway over at Linda’s blog, Coastal Charm.
This is what I won—miss mustard seed’s milk paint.
When I paint furniture, I always turn it upside down and paint the bottom. On this piece I painted the very bottom, but not the bottom of the top shelf.
I painted two coats of the milk paint onto the table, the color is Typewriter. Please ignore the “disco” lights on the picture… not sure why my camera does that sometimes. It's difficult to take great photos when I'm working in the basement shop.
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While the paint is drying.
This is after two coats. If you know about MMS Milk Paint, it generally chips or flakes off to expose the original finish. It didn’t really happen on this table. There were a few places where it sort of didn’t “take”, but not the widespread natural distressing it is known for.
I distressed the coffee table slightly with a putting knife, then gave it two coats of MMS Wax.
Not bad for a $5 table, eh? Did you know that for many of my projects I have a $5 limit? If the item is for my own use, I may pay more, but when you're flipping furniture, you gotta keep your overhead low. For this table that was really low because I got the paint free!
When I won the paint, I also ordered another color, Tricycle…. bet you can guess what color that is…
Thank you Reborn Interiors and Coastal Charm for introducing me to miss mustard seed’s milk paint so I could do this awesome coffee table makeover.