My very sweet parents in law are always on the look out for furniture for me to make over. This one was hiding in their shed, so they didn’t have to go to far this time! It was covered in lots of good old country dust and cobwebs! There was even a giant wasps nest in the drawer but thank goodness none were alive because I would have run for the hills. So after giving it a really good clean, it was now time to give it a little makeover. Let’s get down to the tutorial on the Milk Painted Vintage Farmhouse Stand.
Milk Painted Vintage Farmhouse Hall Stand
- Old hall stand or any piece of furniture would work
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Farmhouse White
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Bonding Agent
- 120 grit sandpaper and sander
- Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint – Beeswax
- Paint Brush
Step 1 – Mix up your milk paint, water and bonding agent with equal parts. Give it a good mix and set aside. Remove any hardware like drawer pulls and hooks. Clean down your piece removing any grime. If the surface of your piece is shiny give it a quick sand to open up the pores in the wood to give the paint something to adhere to.
Step 2 – Mix up the milk paint again and start giving your piece a coat of milk paint.
Step 3 – Let the first coat is dry apply another.
Step 4 – Once dry again apply another coat. Repeat again if necessary. The lesser the coats the more chipper it becomes when sanding. In total, I gave this hall stand 3 coats.
Step 5 – Once completely dry distress your piece to your liking. If you need some tips on distressing click here. After you’re happy with the look seal in all your hard work with wax.
Pop back on all your hardware and there you have a nice new fresh looking piece of furniture. It truly is amazing what the power of paint can do and can save you a tonne of money along the way too!
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Wow, that piece is so beautiful! What a gem! I love the transformation. You did such a splendid job, Sam. I would love to find a piece like that someday! <3
My in-laws always gift me the best pieces! So glad you love it, Carolann! 🙂
That hall tree is fabulous Sam! Love the paint you chose. How sweet of your inlaws to give it to you.
It sure was sweet of them Tara! My family knows me well!!