Farmhouse Style End Tables Using Old Fashioned Milk Paint & Daddy Vans

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As a participant of the Fab Furniture Flipping Contest for July, I was sent my color choice of Old Fashioned Milk Paint and Daddy Van's wax for free to makeover these end tables into the Farmhouse Fun theme this month. I also used General Finishes for the wood on the top.
This was my first time using either of these products, so it was a bit of trial and error as I went.
The end results are just what I was going for.
These two tables were given to me for free. They were outdated, and very dirty. I cleaned them well before beginning.

I gel stained the tops, and painted the bottoms. I sealed the bottom with wax and the top with General Finished topcoat.
I didn't sand them enough, so the milk paint began to crackle in a few areas. Fortunately, this only helped with the chippy, distressed look I was going for.

I didn't realize the extent that Old Fashioned Milk Paint is actually designed to chip. It was technically doing exactly what it was designed to do. I did use the bonding coat first, and it still crackled well.
Originally, I had thought of replacing the hardware. However, when the paint and stain were finished, I was able to actually reuse the old hardware. I decided I liked the patina that it already had.
I lined the inside of the drawers with pretty contact paper, which gives them a pretty and fresh look.
You can see a huge difference in the before and after photos.
Find out more about the FFFContest and read the full makeover details at Just a Little Creativity.
Suggested materials:
  • Old Fashioned Milk Paint
  • Daddy Van's Wax
  • General Finishes gel stain
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