This project features pre-mixed milk paint. The blue milk paint table turned out great. I gave the top of the table a barnwood look and then added a stenciled design to the blue part of the table.
Folk Art Milk Paint and Painted Finishes Table
The room challenge was definitely a challenge. The 10 members of the Plaid Creators team live all over the country. We emailed back and forth and talked on Facebook about our individual projects trying to color coordinate, select themes, and more.
We also shipped everything to Plaid Headquarters in Atlanta. That meant I needed to select a piece of furniture that would ship well and also fit the style of the room.
This is the project table. It was the right style but the wrong color.
I painted the base of the table with FolkArt Milk Paint, color Inkwell.
I applied two coats of the milk paint. The FolkArt Milk Paint brush is a must have. Makes the job so easy. Cleans up well too.
One of my favorite things about the milk paint, besides the fact that it’s pre-mixed, is the flat finish. I decided not to wax or oil the milk paint. The base of the table isn’t going to have stuff sitting on it like the top will. I think it’s fine without a sealer.
FolkArt Painted Finishes Barnwood Effect Tint and Wax
I painted the top of the table with FolkArt Barnwood Tint.
To get the rustic weathered barnwood look I applied the Barnwood Wax. The table top was perfect but the base of the table was begging for something else. I pulled out the FolkArt Bohemian Stencil pack and selected this stencil to add to the side.
I just stenciled a bit of the design on two sides of the table. The two-tone finish was perfect and I didn’t want to over do it with the stenciling.
Remember not to make your stenciling look all perfect and everything. Then it looks manufactured and store bought.
The Inkwell color is so pretty and the barnwood finish on the top is perfection. Patting myself on the back. You guys know I do that a lot. I’m smiling too.
Do you want a peek at the table in the room reveal?
Room Reveal From Plaid & The Plaid Creators Team
Erin from the Erin Spain blog, our Plaid Creator who lives in Atlanta, offered a room in her home to display the room challenge projects for the room reveal. That’s Erin in the middle and Deanna our awesome Plaid Social Media Coordinator. The guy on the left is the photographer.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com