Friday, January 3, 2014

MMS Milk Paint Table

 Hope you all had a great start to the New Year. My resolution for this year is to STOP PROCRASTINATING!!! I've seen bloggers adopting a WORD for the year, well I can't narrow mine down to one, I need's 'GIT-ER- DONE'.....because I over think everything til I talk myself out of doing anything lol. So I'm just gonna jump in there and get stuff done this year starting with this little table.
 My father in  law used this little table for over 50 years, but it's actually older than that because his wife's parents used it before he did. So it's  80+ years old.

here's the before.......

It obviously has seen a lot of use and this is the very spot where it was used for all those years.

I decided to keep it in the same place in the kitchen but spruce it up a little bit. First I added a new top. I used tongue and groove boards and attached them using my nail gun.
Then I sanded, beat it up a bit with a screw driver, a hammer and a sharp pick to make it look old. Then I stained it with Early American Minwax Stain.

Next I had to decide what to do with the bottom part. I didn't know if I wanted to use Milk Paint or Chalk Paint, I ultimately decided to use MMS milk paint in Linen because I wanted the chippiness.

Here's the final look, I reused the same pulls, I love those pulls, they're little drop pulls with bows. They are original to the table but they never stood out before due to the dark color of the table.

And it has the perfect amount of chippiness, thanks Miss Mustard Seed!

I love how it turned out. It's so handy in this spot, I keep dish towels and pot holders in the drawer.
So that's one project down, now on to the next!

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  1. Your little table turned out great! I love old pieces that have been handed down through the years. I love to sit at the farmhouse table my grandpa built years ago and think of all the meals eaten on it, games played on it and storiesd told around it. The little handles are adorable...I didn't even notice them on the wood. I love the items you placed on top have such great style!


  2. Teresa,

    Your table turned out so cute!!!! You go girl! I am a big fan of git er done. :)

    Happy day to you!

  3. It looks great! It has so much character now and it's awesome to have a family heirloom you can still use & enjoy. Well done!

  4. That table turned out amazingly cute. Wow is all I can say. Love it!



  5. Now that little table is ready for another 80 years! I just love it.

  6. OH My! what a great table and a great transformation! You picked a wonderful paint color and I just love how it looks all distressed with the stained top. It's fabulous.

  7. I love the little table painted, and love that you stained the top :) It is farmhouse perfection!

  8. Love your table and what a fabulous redo. It looks perfect by the stove. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  9. Oh, your table looks beautiful! I love the quaint pulls, too! Great job!

  10. what a delightful and creative
    blog you have

    i love what you remade with your
    sweet little table

    it looks absolutely perfect
    with it's aged white paint
    and new top

    would love for you to share
    on Fridays Unfolded this week
    and just followed you via Bloglovin!


  11. I absolutely love those little pulls, too, and you're right, I never would've seen them before you painted the little table.


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