Antique Side Table in Warm White Shackteau Milk Paint

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If you have followed me for long you know I love antiques and I love to make them pretty. In this post I will share my latest antique accent / side table.

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Here is the sweet thing before. A friend gave it to me to relove after she could not find a buyer for it as is. Once she saw it finished she was amazed and bought it back to put in her home now all pretty.

Over the years the original finish had faded around probably a doily and there were some burn marks. I lightly sanded the top where damaged, scrubbed it all thoroughly with spray cleaner and warm water then sprayed it with Zinsser spray shellac to seal up again.

I used milk paint int he color sand; a warm white to paint it up. Three coats were brushed on letting dry well between coats.

Once dry it was sanded. Milk paint usually chips and this one chipped in all the right spots.

Everything was sealed with Fusion's clear wax then ageing was was added to all the edges and nooks and crannies to bring out the fabulous details.

Like these carved legs, aren't they amazing?

The milk paint is a perfect match to go with the antique table giving it an authentic look and feel.

It is truly gorgeous and I was so glad my friend now can enjoy the piece in her home and sees now the amazing results paint can make over old pieces.

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  • Em Em on Mar 15, 2020

    You say after the clear wax you used "aging" was added to the nooks and crannies but you don't say what you used. Can you tell me what you used?

    I love the look.

  • Lili Lili on Mar 17, 2020

    What is the proper way to send A tabletop Before staining


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