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Two Drawer End 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

Turn a thrift-store find into an enchanting piece of furniture using FolkArt Milk Paint.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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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 - Milky White, 6.8 oz.
Item #38904
Clean and creamy, Milky White is a bright, snowy shade of white. 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 - Blue Belle, 6.8 oz.
Item #38914
With shades of blue and green, Blue Belle is a rich, robust teal. 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 Bonding Primer and Sealer, 6.8 oz.
Item #38939
Use this water-based primer to allow Milk Paint to adhere to a variety of materials, including metal, painted, and varnished surfaces. This non-toxic formula can be used as a durable acrylic sealant and dries to a flat, matte finish. Versatile as both a primer and sealer, this step is perfect for adding a layer of protection to your Milk Paint projects and cleans up easily with soap and water.

$7.99

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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
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.

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