Beautify A Boring Table With Old Fashioned Milk Paint

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My son needs furniture for his apartment and I found this table at the Goodwill for $4. He wanted it to be flat black so that is what I did using the Pitch Black from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.
I was given this beautiful Pitch Black Color by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. to create this post. I don't usually use black in my furniture makeovers but I may have to start. I ended up loving it!

Another thing I love about this paint is how environmentally safe it is. You should check it out on their website

This is the before table.
Instead of the two knobs on the front of the drawer I wanted one, long, sleek silver drawer pull.

I could not find one in the exact size I needed so we plugged the existing holes with some tacks Jeff found at the hardware store. They are a pretty close match to the decorative round pieces that were already there.
I mixed the paint and added the Extra-Bond. This table has a formica top so I knew I would need that to help it stick. So good!

I used my paint sprayer and it was done in no time. I love that thing.
Here is the sleek drawer pull I picked out. It makes opening that drawer a lot easier than before.

I am going to add a finish to this. I had to order it but it shouldn't change the look of it at all. What do you think? You can see more photos on my blog plus a lot more projects and up-cycles. Click over and check it out.

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Suggested materials:
  • Old Fashioned Milk Paint Pitch Black   (Provided to me by the company)
  • Extra-Bond   (Provided to me by the company)
  • HomeRight Paint Sprayer   (Purchased from another blogger but can get at Amazon)
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  • Lori Lori on Jul 14, 2016
    It's always funny to me how paint can modernize a piece and this is a good example. It's lovely. I'd never heard of Extra-Bond before. I wonder if they put that in make-up? ;)

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    • Michelle James Michelle James on Jul 14, 2016
      Thanks to both of you. I am glad you like it. A more modern look is what my son wanted.

  • Hannah V Hannah V on Jul 14, 2016
    Very nice!