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Milk Painted Furniture - Side Table

By: Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook
Suzanne Cook

Suzanne Cook’s artistic journey started at the young age of six when she won her school’s art competition.  And, the rest is history.  Her love and passion for art made her design career a foregone conclusion and she has never looked back. Suzanne refined her talent at the University of Georgia where she received a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 1987. 

From her work to her hobbies and her day-to-day life, everything that is Suzanne is art… Her house is filled with an extensive folk art collection as well as art by herself, her husband and daughter, who both are professional artist.

Suzanne is has a reputation for creating art with a positive, whimsical spin that is always colorful and inspiring. Her dreams really did come true when she was able to become one of Plaid’s Design Inspiration Designers!

A Georgia native, Suzanne lives in Suwanee with her husband

Use FolkArt Milk Paint to transform a wooden side table into a two-toned accent piece.
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Tools - Sanding Foam Block
Item #34912
Use with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk to create a perfectly distressed look. Sanding block can be used multiple times. Just rinse and reuse.

$3.99

FolkArt ® Milk Paints - Quaker Blue, 6.8 oz.
Item #38929
Quaker Blue is a dusky navy shade with that offers exceptional coverage. FolkArt Milk Paint is a casein based paint that dries to an opaque, matte finish. This centuries old paint tradition has been updated for contemporary applications and is ideal for use on use on raw wood. FolkArt Milk Paint comes premixed, and brushes on like a stain, but dries to a flat finish. Whether you’re going for farmhouse chic or a modern update, FolkArt Milk Paint is a versatile and beautiful option.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Milk Paints - Jamestown Blue, 6.8 oz.
Item #38931
Jamestown Blue is a soft periwinkle shade with purple undertones. FolkArt Milk Paint is a casein based paint that dries to an opaque, matte finish. This centuries old paint tradition has been updated for contemporary applications and is ideal for use on use on raw wood. FolkArt Milk Paint comes premixed, and brushes on like a stain, but dries to a flat finish. Whether you’re going for farmhouse chic or a modern update, FolkArt Milk Paint is a versatile and beautiful option.

$7.99

FolkArt ® Milk Paint Brush, 2"
Item #38999
This 2” brush is specially designed for use with Folk Art Milk Paint and makes application a breeze. With its large brush area and easy-to-grip handle, this flag-tipped, rounded-bristle brush helps ensure a smooth, streak free finish. Excellent for a wide variety of home decor projects, this high grade brush is reusable and cleans up easily with soap and water. These brushes continue the quality and ingenuity of the Folk Art Milk Paint line.

$12.99

Other Supplies
Small square unfinished wood table
Tape
Ruler
Sandpaper
Water basin
Paper towels

Instructions

  1. Lightly sand the unfinished occasional table which will open the wood pores and ensure a smooth surface for painting.
  2. Wipe down the unfinished table surface removing sanding dust.
  3. On the table top, measure and mark a 2" border from the edge. Also measure and mark approximately 7" (up from the bottom) on each table leg.
  4. Apply stencil tape or painters tape along the marked measurements.
  5. Next, pour a small amount of Jamestown into a foam bowl.
  6. Apply a coat of Jamestown to the center of the table top. Allow to dry 30 minutes, then reapply a second application of Milk Paint. Let dry once more then remove the tape on the table top.
  7. Next, paint Quaker Blue on the outer rim of the table top as well as down all four legs to the tape line. Allow to dry 30 minutes.
  8. Reapply a second coat of Quaker Blue. Once again allow to dry, then remove tape.
  9. Using the Sanding Block, lightly sand the inner Jamestown square to create a slightly weathered effect.
  10. Apply Finishing Oil to the entire table. While the oil penetrates the surface of the table, lightly sand the oiled surface with fine grit sandpaper to create a velvety smooth finish.

NOTE: Be sure to allow the full 30 days for an oiled surface to cure prior to using it.

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