Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method

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$25
2 Days
Medium

After finding this fun piece at my local thrift store I decided to give it a nice new look using some Sweet Pickins Milk Paint - In a Pickle and use the Napkin Method. Sharing how to transform and paint a side table into a Vintage Farmhouse Treasure!
thrifted milk paint side table makeover using the napkin method
Step 1 – Mix your milk paint and let sit mixing gently while you prep your piece. Sand the entire piece with 80 grit sandpaper to remove shine and uneven surface. Sand the entire piece with 80 grit sandpaper to remove shine and uneven surface.
thrifted milk paint side table makeover using the napkin method
Step 2 – Give 2 coats of Milk Paint letting dry in between each coat. Distress to your liking.
thrifted milk paint side table makeover using the napkin method
Step 3 – Separate the Paper Napkin keeping the top layer.
thrifted milk paint side table makeover using the napkin method
Step 4 – Carefully tear around the design that you want to apply to your piece.
thrifted milk paint side table makeover using the napkin method
Step 5 – Put a layer of top coat on the piece of the furniture where you would like to place the napkin. Carefully apply your napkin decal to your piece. Let dry overnight. Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper block to distress to your liking. Then apply a coat of top coat. Let dry.
thrifted milk paint side table makeover using the napkin method
Step 6 –  Using an old brush apply the dark Oil Wax and let sit for 10 minutes. Remove with a lint free cloth. Let sure overnight.
thrifted milk paint side table makeover using the napkin method
thrifted milk paint side table makeover using the napkin method
thrifted milk paint side table makeover using the napkin method
And there you have a fun and easy way to give a side table a nice new vintage farmhouse look.
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  • Marilyn Pat Jurman
    on May 20, 2019

    You did a great job, the table looks great.

  • Sandys SYCmail
    on May 23, 2019

    This turned out wonderfully!~ I'm not familiar with the "napkin method." So, how did you apply the napkin applique to the table? Did you use Mod-Podge? And I love the color you used! Do mind sharing what it was? Thanks in advance!

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