Black Pub Table Makeover With Milk Paint

Passionately Grounded
by Passionately Grounded
We bought this table before our new cabinets went in. At that time I had painted our then smaller island in a distressed black, while the main cabinets were painted cream. So this table fit in perfectly with that color scheme. In my dream world - the garden window would become a bay window with a booth inside.... but until then I'm making over this black table!
As of late, I've been a chalk paint girl. If you can paint it - chalk paint it is! I switched it up with fabric~ and as of last week, studied a new technique

Milk Paint...
I had replaced some recliners in our family room with a greenish/blue leather earlier in the year. It seemed like it would be the perfect accent color to add to the table. Of course - that makes me rethink the wall paint I have in the the kitchen and the family room~ and that my friends.... is the story of my life.

Since this table and the bar stools have a factory sheen on them they needed to be lightly sanded. Not a big deal. I'm glad it was only four bar stools. It was still a whole lot of legs on this set to be sanded. The suggestion from Miss Mustard Seed when this is the case - is to purchase the bonding agent as well, to make sure it adheres.

We mixed 1/3 cup of Eulilies Sky with 1/3 cup water and 1/3 cup bonding agent in a mason jar so it would be easy to shake up - but still used a stir stick to blend it more. Let it sit for a few minutes to thicken up a bit. For me, that was the hardest part. I wanted to just mix and go! For those that are use to chalk paint as I am - the formula is a bit runnier.
This was one of those projects that the plan would be ~we will see how it goes, since it was new to me. We started with the chair legs. Deciding to do 2 coats. It doesn't take long to dry. My daughter and I both did 2 chairs, then mixed up the Ironstone color (creamy white) for the top.
Originally thinking we would cover the black completely, we did 2 coats of the ironstone as well. I studied it for a short period.... letting some of the black show through seemed to be the best way to go. This would require more sanding!
After what I thought would be enough sanding I did a coat of the Antiquing Wax.
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