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Old Fashioned Milk Paint goes barnwood




I am very pleased to announce that I have been chosen as an Old Fashioned Milk Paint blogger, thank you OFMP. As my first project under this fabulous title I have chosen to paint is this well loved wood coffee table


I chose colors from their palette that depicted old barn wood colors; driftwood, slate and snow white.


As per all my projects the first step is to do repairs if needed, sand and give a good scrub with TSP, soap and water with 2 sizes of scrub brushes to get in all nooks and crannies, a good rinse and left to dry well

Then the fun begins, time to get painting. OFMP is so easy to mix, I added powder into a plastic container and then water and stir. I made mine a bit more liquidy for a more stain like quality but it mixed amazingly.


 to get a barn wood feel I used a dry brush technique in color layers drying between each
 and once  top was complete I did the base but went a bit more white on it

the 3 colors are perfect old wood colors achieving the look I was going for, don't you think?

to seal the piece so it was durable for lots of wear I first started with 2 coats of hand rubbed poly
followed by acriglaze
 and then the to give a vintage sheen to the now matte top I added a coat of Daddy Van's clear wax.
 this goes on so smooth and easy, be sure to grab a good wax brush, makes it go even faster
 and then it was finished!





*Disclosure
As a OFMP brand rep, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains a sponsored link for Old Fashioned Milk Paint


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Comments

  1. Love this! Your tutorial was inspiring and the end result is beautiful!

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  2. What a pretty table!! Love how you layered colors!

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  3. thank you ladies, I had fun trying to achieve my RH look ;)

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  4. Very nice. I now know what I'm going to do with a drop leaf coffee table I've been using as a plant stand on my porch. Now I have to relocate my house plants.

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    1. glad I could inspire, best of luck ;)

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  5. Very nice. I now know what I'm going to do with a drop leaf coffee table I've been using as a plant stand on my porch. Now I have to relocate my house plants.

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  6. This redo gave the table a more modern look. Nice job!

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  7. Could you do this on cabinets?

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    1. sure you could, any surface would be a great project

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  8. Can I paint over white chalk paint?

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    1. sure, it just will be a lighter look to the barn wood effect

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  9. What is poly that you hand rubbed on the surface? I want to do this to my very loved (USED) dining room table. Thank you for the inspiration

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    1. I used actiglaze, old fashioned milk paint sells it too ;)

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    2. Thank you. Blessings, Shirley

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  10. I have the matching end tables to this table. I've been sitting and looking at them for a year. Now I know what I'm going to do. Thanks so much for the brilliant idea. Susan

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    1. please share when you are done, would love to see them !

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  11. Gorgeous! Looks like a table you would buy from RH for a gazillian dollars. Off to read your tutorial again! :D Thanks for sharing, Cynthia

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    1. thank you, I just finished reading one of your great tutorials to Cynthia!! thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Tri SOdium Phosphate, a powdered cleaning solution you mix in the water for a deep clean

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  13. I love,love,love this. It looks beautiful

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  14. Where do you purchase the milk paint?

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  15. click the link above to the Old Fashioned MIlk paint site to find a retailer near you

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