My goodness how quickly our summer is passing us by. It’s almost the end of July and that time again for The Fab Furniture Flippin’ ContestTM. This month’s theme is all about “Farmhouse Fun” by The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.TM The products that I, along with my fellow bloggers participating in the contest this month, so generously received from TOFMPC have been two powdered pints of the #OldFashionedMilkPaint and some form of sealer, which for me included Hope’s 100% Pure Tung Oil. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it!!
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Old Fashioned Milk Paint™ is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and produces an authentic colonial or shaker finish. So very #FarmhouseFun.
I’ve found a wonderful handmade pine bench/table that I think was used as an aquarium – go figure! If you check out the before picture you will notice an electrical cord which was attached to a light fastened from below to the underside of the top surface of the bench. The wood was in pretty rough shape, with water stains and very little shellac left on the surface. A perfect canvas for this paint.
I have used powdered paint before so knew that the easiest way to mix this product was mixing it in a mason or glass jar. The trick I have to mix the perfect powdered paint mixture is to add your water first (equal parts) and then your powder, making sure the lid is on securely and giving it a good shake. I then let it sit while I lightly sanded down my bench.
Although I ordered Driftwood as well, my colour choice for this piece was Pitch Black. It’s really is a truly deep and delicious black colour.
My surface was very porous, and the paint got sucked up almost immediately producing this extremely matte finish. I only applied one coat and it gave me really great coverage.
I then used a 150 grit sandpaper to rough up the edges and give it a naturally worn look.
To finish the top I lightly sanded what I could from the top and applied one coat of General Finishes Antique Walnut Gel Stain. After allowing everything to dry I applied a good coat of the Tung Oil that I also received in my package from The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co.
Just love how it all came together. I will certainly use this paint again, especially this colour! Love, love, love!!
Before and After:
Please do make an effort to visit our Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest hosts this month:
Evey from Evey’s Creations
and Stacy from Anastasia’s Vintage
Please remember that if you are a blogger and are interested in participating next month, you can send for contest rules to firstname.lastname@example.org