I love my dining room table but I have been wanting to lighten it up for quite a while. It’s a solid wood table that can be extended so it is perfect for a smallish urban space… it’s just dark. I thought I would begin by sanding the top to see what it looked like under the dark stain. The grain turned out to be very pretty but is just a little too “busy” for me. After seeing the dark grain, I knew that I wanted to paint the entire piece.
I love milk paint and the look it gives so chose Homestead House Milk Paint in Limestone.
Having worked with milk paint many times before, but not Homestead House paint, I was really, really please with how smooth it was. It mixed up like a dream and was beautifully smooth and creamy ♥ Once the paint was to an opequeness that I liked, I began the distressing… I love distressing. (you can read here about how to make it look natural) I think distressing is what really gives the look of age to a piece. Two coats of Hemp Oil and the table was finished. I love the difference the light coloured milk paint gives the table.
Give a dark Dining Room table an airy farmhouse makeover with Homestead House Paint in Limestone.
A huge thanks to Homestead House Paint for supplying the paint for this project!