I finally found a coffee table for our living room!! I have really struggled with the space since we moved in. It’s a long and narrow room with 3 ways to enter and I just couldn’t find a layout that flowed well with our old sectional in here. Don’t get me wrong I loved our sectional but in this space we really need two couches to make the space more cohesive. So, I did it. I sold our sectional and purchased two couches and I haven’t looked back. I have been slowly piecing this room together and I found the perfect coffee table at The Found Cottage Garage sale.
I just wanted to give it a quick freshen up and since both of our couches face each other I wanted to paint the back as well. It actually not a “coffee table” It was the top of a dresser that someone cut off. I’m always in need of storage space so the fact that the drawer works and is huge is perfect. I can hide toys, books, and games in here – yay!
I did two quick coats of Old Barn Milk Paint in the color Sweet Cream. This milk paint is my absolute favorite and a little goes a very long way. I love how much powder you get with each bag. I could easily do 2 to 3 large pieces of furniture with just one bag of the powder. It’s also super simple to use. You just mix equal parts water and powder with a mixer or fork (that’s what I did for this one) for a minute or so and let it sit for 5 minutes to make sure all the minerals get absorbed. Then your ready to paint. I usually sand the piece I am painting with a hand sander and then clean it with TSP but for this project I just cleaned it and painted.
It started chipping at the top which is exactly what I wanted. I just lightly rubbed with a scraper where the chips were starting to add to the distressed look.
Just a quick top coat to finish it off and its such a simple update.
What do you think? Have you used Old Barn Milk Paint before? Check them out (here) and the color I used is (here). It is my favoriate milk paint by far and there are so many color choices.
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