Distressed Milk Paint Table

Updated: 4 days ago

I had been wanting to try something with milk paint for a while. I use a lot of the Rustoleum products so I bought a can of the Rustoleum milk paint in white. I had this small side table I had purchased at a garage sale in my stash.

It had some nice detail so I thought it would work well to try out the milk paint.

I decided to paint the base white and keep the top a stained finish. I sanded the top of the table to remove all previous stain.

The sanded top revealed some dings and dents, but that was okay with me. I planned to heavily distress this piece so the dings and dents just added to the charm.

I used two coats of the Rustoleum white milk paint and then used 60 grit sandpaper to distress the table all over. It really brought out the decorative detail on the front. I was really pleased with how it looked. I used Varathane Crystal Clear Polyurethane in the satin finish to seal the entire piece.

I didn't get a chance to shoot a photo on the studio wall with it staged. I have been selling so many small tables, I just needed to get it in one of the shops. I love the way the stained top complements the distressed base.

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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.