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Two Drawer End Table

Turn a thrift-store find into an enchanting piece of furniture using FolkArt Milk Paint.

At a Glance:

#6527 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Sanding Foam Block

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $3.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Milky White, 6.8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ - Blue Belle, 6.8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ Bonding Primer and Sealer, 6.8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Milk Paint™ Brush, 2"

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $12.99
Item available exclusively at Walmart
instructions

Other Supplies

Thrift store furniture find – two-drawer end table, Brush basin or container for water, Paper towels, Foam bowls and plates for palettes, Tape, Ruler, Pencil, Lint-free cotton cloth, Craft knife, Medium or fine grit sandpaper, Tack cloth, Screwdriver

Instructions

  1. Prepare the previously stained and varnished end table by removing all dirt and dust using a household glass cleaner. Remove and set aside drawer hardware. Remove drawers from the table base to be painted separately.
  2. Apply a smooth, even coat of FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer and Sealer to all visible surfaces. Also apply Bonding Primer and Sealer to all drawer pull hardware. Allow to dry approximately four hours.
  3. Brush a smooth, even application of FolkArt Milk Paint – Milky White over the entire primed surface. Allow to dry 30 minutes. Continue brushing on an additional coat of Milky White for an opaque color effect. Allow 30 minutes to dry.
  4. Using the same method, brush Blue Belle over the Milky White surface in long, smooth strokes. Allow to dry 30 minutes and repeat with a second application.
  5. Paint primed drawer pull hardware Blue Belle and allow to dry.
  6. After two-color painted surfaces are thoroughly dry, lightly sand the table using the Sanding Foam Block or medium-to-fine sandpaper. Apply additional pressure along the table and drawer edges or areas that would naturally be worn with age. Sanding these areas will expose the Milky White undercoat.
  7. Also sand to lightly distress the hardware.
  8. Wipe the table and hardware to remove sanding dust using a tack cloth.
  9. Seal and protect the two-color painted and distressed surface by applying a topcoat of Bonding Primer and Sealer. Allow to dry 24 hours prior to use.
  10. Reattach drawer pull hardware and replace drawers.

NOTE: Be sure to apply FolkArt Milk Paint Bonding Primer and Sealer before and after milk painting when the surface was previously painted, stained or varnished—including all furniture hardware.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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