Your entryway is the first impression your guests get of your home, and it should reflect your personal style and taste. A well-decorated entryway can set the tone for the entire house, and one key element to consider is your side table. Don't let your old and tired side table ruin the ambiance of your entryway. Instead, let's explore how you can Spice Up Your Old Side Table and make it a focal point of your decor with a touch of Homestead House Milk Paint Spice.
Materials You'll Need:
- Old side table
- Homestead House Milk Paint Spice
- Espresso Furniture Wax
- Staalmeester Paintbrush
- TSP Alternative
Step 1: Prep Your Side Table
Before you dive into painting, it's crucial to prepare your side table properly. Start by cleaning the surface with TSP Alternative to remove any dust, dirt, or old finishes. If there's an existing finish that you want to remove, you can use sandpaper to strip it down to the bare wood. This step is essential to ensure that the milk paint adheres well.
Step 2: Mix and Apply the Milk Paint
Homestead House Milk Paint Spice is a fantastic choice for adding warmth and character to your side table. It's a rich and earthy colour that's perfect for achieving that rustic, aged look. Mix the milk paint with a 1:1 ratio of powder to water and stir until all the pigments are dissolved. Once mixed, apply it to your side table with a paintbrush. Don't worry about achieving a perfectly even coat; some variation adds to the charm of the finished piece. Apply 2-3 coats, waiting 20 minutes between each coat, until you achieve your desired coverage.
Step 3: Distress the Surface
Use sandpaper to gently rub along the edges and corners of the table. This will create a weathered, aged look, which is perfect for an entryway table.
Step 4: Apply Espresso Furniture Wax
To give your side table an authentically aged appearance, reach for Espresso Furniture Wax. This dark wax adds depth and character to the piece. Apply the wax over the dried milk paint using a clean cloth, working it into the nooks and crannies. After allowing it to dry for a short while, buff the surface to a lovely, aged sheen. The wax will deepen the colour of the milk paint and make the table look perfectly worn and loved.
Step 5: Decorate Your Spiced Side Table
Now that your side table has undergone its stunning transformation, it's time to add the finishing touches. Place a stack of books on top to give it a cultured and lived-in look. Add a retro clock for a touch of nostalgia and a faux plant for a pop of greenery. These decorations will not only make your side table look appealing but also provide functional elements to your entryway.
Your once-dull side table is now the star of your entryway, thanks to Homestead House Milk Paint Spice and Espresso Furniture Wax. With its rustic charm and perfectly aged appearance, it will make a lasting impression on anyone who steps through your front door.