Milk Painted Antique Demi Lune Table

5 Materials
$20
3 Hours
Easy

I love milk paint and antiques.. how about you?


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Sweet little table that needs love

This antique demi lune table has seen allot of wear and tear over its years of use.

Front view

The top and shelf top were stripped with a varnish remover, sanded smooth with my Dewalt orbital sander.

Glue veneer

The lifting veneer was glued back down using my trusty offset pallet knife to get the glue all under the strip.

Clamp and dry

Then all was clamped down firmly and left to dry overnight.

Wood filler

Now to fill all the chipped veneer edges using DAP wood pro-x applied with a metal spatula. Once dry it was sanded smooth yet again.

Take apart

I took the entire table apart using a rubber hammer.

More repairs

A leg needed a reglue and clamp repair 

Glue back together

Using my wood glue it was all reassembled in reverse order. I like to use an wide artist brush to get the glue in all the nooks crannies and edges.

Clamp and dry

Then clamped well and left to dry well. A light hand sanding over everything then it was scrubbed well and ready to make pretty. 

milk paint table

Two coats of milk paint were brushed on and when dry it was sanded smooth with a sponge sander distressing edges as I went.

hemp oil seal

To seal the milk paint I used hemp oil. Wipe it on with a chip brush, let soak in and wipe off with a blue shop towel. 

Complete

After it dried over night I rubbed in clear wax then used brown wax around the edges and nooks and crannies to age it further.

SO pretty

I LOVE antique accent tables, they fit in so many spots.


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3 questions
  • Em
    on Sep 2, 2020

    Very nice. The last photo looks like the edges are darker. Does not look the same as the photo before the oil (10). Looks like you added something to make it aged.

    • Em
      on Sep 3, 2020

      Hi Adluv41:Thanks for answering for the author. I'll see your exclamation point and raise you one!!

  • AnnM
    on Sep 2, 2020

    When you glued and clamped the veneer, what did you do to keep the scrap wood from sticking to the glue? Nice job saving that table. :)

  • Nina
    on Sep 3, 2020

    What color is the milk paint used

    • Creative Moments
      on Sep 3, 2020

      this particular color is called kettle cove from Shackteau Interiors but the Homestead Milk Paint company I linked has many great colors similar.

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  • Nina
    on Sep 3, 2020

    What color of milk paint did you use. Love your creativity!

    • Creative Moments
      on Sep 3, 2020

      Thanks Nina, this particular color is called kettle cove from Shackteau Interiors but the Homestead Milk Paint company I linked has many great colors similar.

  • Mare F Bags Hanks
    on Sep 3, 2020

    What color is the paint used? Great job!!

    • Creative Moments
      on Sep 3, 2020

      this particular color is called kettle cove from Shackteau Interiors but the Homestead Milk Paint company I linked has many great colors similar.


      thank you

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