White Farmhouse Table DIY with Milk Paint by Homestead House

White Farmhouse table - Homestead House Milk Paint
Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. While not everyone has the budget for a big new one, we like to think that up-cycling an existing piece, or finding one for a project like this, is exactly where Homestead House Milk Paint comes in. 
Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

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.

 

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

 

What you need to paint a white Farmhouse Table

 

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. 

 

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

 

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.

 

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

 

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.  

 

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

 

You can see how the top is different from the base. 

Painting matching 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.

 

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

 

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. 

 

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

 

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.

 

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

 

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?

 

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

Be it for the holidays, or year round use, everyone needs a white farmhouse table they can gather around. Make your own using Homestead House Milk Paint.

 

Do you have a farmhouse table you painted? Tell us about it in our Paint It Beautiful Facebook group. 

 

Pint to your Pinterest Board for later.

 

How to - DIY Farmhouse Table using Homestead House Milk Paint 

 

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