I’m back with another furniture makeover! Remember when I said my husband and I had been cleaning out our basement? Well, it’s helping me finally get to my painting projects, so expect a lot more from me in the coming weeks!
This cute little end table gave me the runaround, though, I have to admit. Sure, she’s cute now, but she wasn’t always that way!
Here’s how the table started out. I love the Hepplewhite style. Even though it doesn’t have a lot of flashy detail, the lines are always so smooth and pretty! Very classic!
I decided to go with a couple coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Schloss (new European color coming out to the public on January 24th), which is a beautiful, perfect gray. But then this happened…
I asked my Instagram and Facebook readers what they thought of the chippyness and I got about a 50/50 split on people loving it and others thinking it was just too much chipping. In the end, I couldn’t handle the excessive chipping and had to redo it. I used a sanding sponge and pressed hard, but not too hard, as I sanded all the rest of the chips off to smooth out the finish. Here’s what it looked like after that. Pretty sure this is even scarier!
After I got 3 more coats of paint on it – this time with bonding agent – I was good to go! The sanding and bonding agent really helped the paint adhere way better this time. I admit, I almost never sand before painting or use bonding agent. I like to see what the milk paint will do. It’s almost always exactly what I want, but this time, it was too much. But I’m okay with that. Sometimes things don’t go exactly as planned. If I don’t try, though, and always go the safe route, I’ll never know what could have been!
I really think this piece needed to be less chippy. I think it looks darling now and the slight distressing is able to show off its beautiful features.
I had to move this table into my daughter’s room to take pictures because it’s almost exactly the same color as our walls in the rest of the house. Needless to say, you probably won’t be seeing any pieces for my home painted in this color, but I do LOVE it and I really think it’s the perfect gray. It doesn’t really have any blue or yellow undertones. It’s very neutral, which I love. I will definitely be using it again on pieces for my booth!
*Linking to : Miss Mustard Seed