White Farmhouse Table DIY with Milk Paint by Homestead House
White Farmhouse Table DIY
While we think this project looks fantastic on a round table, the techniques and colour would look great on any wood table. Find one that suits your needs and your budget.
For this project, we're starting with this lovely thrift find.
What you need to paint a white Farmhouse Table
- Homestead House milk paint in “Limestone”
- Homestead House Furniture Wax
- Homestead House Bonding Agent
- Sandpaper (180 and 400 grit)
How to DIY a White Farmhouse Table
This table aims for a contrast between the tabletop and the base, so there are two different processes at work. You could easily opt for just one, but we think the beauty lies in the differences.
Painting the table top
To get this consistency, start by applying one coat of milk paint in Limestone. Apply it using continuous, long, brush strokes from one end of the table to the other.
Once it's dry, you'll sand the top with a really fine grit sand paper (400 grit) almost burnishing the paint into the wood. You are then left with the smoothest and durable sheen.
Painting the base of the farmhouse table
If your surface isn't raw wood, to avoid the paint from falling off, or the "chippy look", start by adding Bonding Agent to your milk paint for the first coat. You'll then apply 3 coats of milk paint, and distress lightly with a 180 grit sandpaper to bring out the beautiful details.
You can see how the top is different from the base.
Painting farmhouse chairs
To really capture the essence of the farmhouse style, we opted for lots of chippy goodness on the chairs! They'll get more wear and tear naturally, so helping them along completes the look and provides a "well loved" finish.
To get the look, paint as usual and then sand. You may want to add a wax resist to be able to force the chipping. Just apply a thin layer first and apply the paint right over the top. This is a resist the paint won't adhere well to those areas which will give you the 'chippy' finish.
Sealing your Farmhouse Table & chairs
To make sure all your hard work lasts, use Homestead House Furniture Wax to seal. Follow the directions on the label for exact details. If there is chipping, you may want to use the clear Tough Coat by Fusion Mineral Paint.
White Farmhouse Table & Chairs
With a set like this, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't want to enjoy a good meal, play a board game, or just catch-up while seated at this table.
The white tabletop is inviting and warm, and the chairs look like they're seen many people come and go. How else would you perfectly capture the farmhouse style?
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