My husband (bless his heart) bought me this coffee table at Goodwill for $12.99. If you saw our garage and how frustrated he gets with wall to wall furniture, you would understand just how sweet of a gesture it was.
I really loved all the dings and dents. It looks like a toddler circled it banging with a metal utensil (speaking from experience). I sanded the finish off and the pine looked great.
I decided to try Antiquing Top Coat by Fusion. It’s sort of a stain and acrylic top coat in one. I applied two coats, then used very fine steel wool to work out any fine lines. Dig my fancy equipment? Finally I applied a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Antiquing wax to darken all the little dents and crevices. Table top done.I lightly sanded the base of the table to rough up the finish. I wanted lots of chipping but if I hadn’t sanded at all the paint would have likely peeled completely off. Milk paint is unpredictable but the more you use it, the more you understand how to control it.
I applied two coats of Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in Lucketts green. This was the first Miss Mustard Seed milk paint I tried when it was brand spankin’ new. I love it because it looks so authentically vintage. After it completely dried I lightly sanded to help promote further chipping. Then I finished with a good coat of antiquing wax.
And here she is! I’m crazy about the stained top and chippy, vintage green combo. This beauty will be a real statement in someone’s home. And look at all that storage underneath! Perfect for toys, magazines, and blankets.