Antique Milk Painted Table
Under all the years of dust and cobwebs was a gorgeous solid wood beauty waiting to shine. As always the first step to the makeover was a deep scrub in every nook and cranny with warm soapy water with a bit of TSP.
It was then taken outside and sanded all down to bare wood. Back inside there were repairs done (you can find these steps in the detailed tutorial blog linked at the bottom)
The entire table was sanded with a sanding sponge and the edges distressed to show wear. Then it was sealed with Fusion Hemp Oil. This is perfect for this antique piece as the hemp oil not only absorbs into the milk paint but the dry wood fibers.
To add even a bit more dimension and depth Fusion Furniture Wax in black was brushed on with a chip brush and wiped back with a blue shop towel. Then it was complete.. such a beautiful piece in the end from what started out as pretty scrubby.
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Diana Deiley on May 22, 2022
I had one these back in the day! My parents too. These magazine stands matched a piece of furniture called a telephone bench. (I'm giving away my age now 😉) Wish I had them now. For me, these pieces never go out of style. What's old is new, just like bell bottoms. I absolutely love what you did, but I'm a lover of natural wood finishes. Thanks for sharing your post. It brought back a lot of good memories. ♥️