Hi everyone, so you remember back in February I announced I would be joining a bunch of talented bloggers and became a Brand Blogger for the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company. I know it has been a while, but due to some issues with home renovations (bathroom!!) and my order mix up I haven’t been able to do a project using this awesome paint. Well today is the day I FINALLY get to share with you my first project as a Brand Blogger!!!
I am not yet allowed (yes I have been forbidden to do anything !! ) to start any renovations in our living room simply because the sensible thing to do would be to do it all in one go, when we tackle our kitchen and dining room. BUT we still need furniture right?? So we got this gorgeous side board which I was planning to paint.
I started by sanding the top down, it wasn’t happening as quickly as I wanted it to, so I ended up using a heat gun to remove the top layer.
This sideboard is huuuuge (we have a smaller version in the dining room which also needs a makeover!)! I wanted to add a little extra detail, so I did a little raised stencil on the doors.
Once all the sanding was done, I cleaned the sideboard. Make sure you wash your furniture thoroughly!!! I use sugar soap that removes all dirt and grease and prepares the furniture for painting. I then had to remove the felt that was glued in one of the drawers. TOP TIP: soak the felt with warm water, leave it to soak for a couple of minutes and then simply scrape it off.
Next job was to clean the hardware. TOP TIP for cleaning your hardware – use tomato ketchup! It works!!
I could not wait to start!! I was after a nice dark grey colour, so I mixed Snow White and Pitch Black. The ratio I used to get the right shade for the body was 2:1 (2 spoons of snow white and 1 spoon of pitch black mixed with water), then to create the lighter shade I added some more Snow White powder to the mix. As I was not after a chippy look on this occasion, I added some extra bond for my first coat (you don’t need the extra bond for the other coats).
To finish it off, I sealed the paint with General Finishes top coat (I used 2 coats). I then went over the raised stencil with a number of things to bring out the detail. I mixed some pitch black milk paint powder with wax and rubbed over, I still wasn’t 100% happy, so I used some silver gel I had left and rubbed it over. I think it worked!
The top was sealed with some wood stain in dark Oak.
I absolutely love how it turned out.. It has a gorgeous grey/blue shade and it looks perfect, don’t you think?
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** As a Brand Blogger I have received all items from the Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company free of charge, however, all views, experiences and ideas are 100% my own! This post contains affiliate links.
If you have any questions, please send me an email and I will be happy to help!!
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