Loving Homestead House milk paint

end table painted in rideau blue Homestead House milk paint - via My Painted Door (.com)

I wish I always had two of everything to paint because this is my all-time favorite before and after shot!

end table painted in rideau blue Homestead House milk paint - via My Painted Door (.com)

As many of you know, I have some renovations going on in my shop and have been very busy with that project. I was having painting withdrawals and decided to take a little time to paint. I couldn't wait to try some of the Homestead House milk paint colours! This is rideau blue. Lovely colour isn't it?

end table painted in rideau blue Homestead House milk paint - via My Painted Door (.com)

The table had a very high gloss finish to start, so I decided to give it a light sanding to add some tooth to it. I chose not to use any bonding agent. Along the edges I used Miss Mustard Seed's wax puck so that I could distress it easily once painted.

end table painted in rideau blue Homestead House milk paint - via My Painted Door (.com)

I was hoping the table would chip a little more, but it is what it is. Sometimes you just have to make a choice and go with whatever results you get.

I finished off the table using Miss Mustard Seed's hemp oil. At this time of the year many of you choose to paint indoors and if you want to sand dust-free I suggest you try out the wet sanding technique with hemp oil. Miss Mustard Seed has a wonderful video about it. It is titled "applying all natural hemp oil".

Note: I don't really choose to paint inside this time of year, but painting in the snow is not a great option. Grrr. Or perhaps I should say brrr! 

end table painted in rideau blue Homestead House milk paint - via My Painted Door (.com)

Are you wondering what's up with the old tiny drawers? I stumbled across them and had to buy them because I think they are adorable! I will be painting them for my shop because they are great to display products in and to showcase paint colours.

I dreamt that I scored about 100 of them and was able to paint them all in different colours. But then I woke up and was disappointed. I only have five so far, but I am hoping to score more! 

I think little painted drawers would look wonderful all over my house. It's a great way to keep things tidy and organized. I have old dresser drawers under my bed for extra storage and I am thinking one day I will paint them. Ya, I'll just add that to my to-do list.

The one I have painted is done with Homestead House in bedford. This time I just painted with no sanding or bonding agent and I love the chippy look.

end table painted in rideau blue Homestead House milk paint - via My Painted Door (.com)

I have to be honest here. I not quite sure that I am in love with this handle, but it was already on the table so I decided to go with it. The gold was way too bright for my liking, so I used Fusion gilding paste in white zinc to tone it down a little. I applied it with my fingers. Yup, I sure did.

end table painted in rideau blue Homestead House milk paint - via My Painted Door (.com)

And this is the bottle. Hmm. I can't think of anything else to say about this photo. Although cute, it is not nearly as cute as my little drawers. Don't you agree?

 

Posted on November 26, 2014 and filed under milk paint.