Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method

Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

It feels so good to be back writing and creating again after my poor dad has been through absolute hell and back. Sharing a Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method. I’ve become the sole carer for him now after having his leg amputated. I can not begin to tell you how life has changed dramatically in just a very short 4 and a bit weeks. But after nearly losing dad it sure has put a few things into perspective and my goal is to get him fully independent again. Let’s get down to a fun project that I started before dad got sick for this months Farmhouse Hens.Β 

Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

Supplies needed:

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

Step 1 – Mix 1:1 warm water and In A Pickle Milk Paint with a whisk for about 5 to 10 minutes.Β Sand the entire piece with 80 grit sandpaper to remove shine and uneven surface.

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

Step 2 – Give 2 coats of Milk Paint letting dry in between each coat. Distress to your liking.

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

Step 3 – Separate the Paper Napkin keeping the top layer.

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

Step 4 – Carefully tear around the design that you want to apply to your piece.

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

Step 5 – Put a layer of top coat on the piece of the furniture where you would like to place the napkin. Carefully apply your napkin decal to your piece. Starting from the centre and patting out towards the edge to remove any air bubbles. Let dry overnight. Sand lightly with 120 grit sandpaper block to distress to your liking. Then apply a coat of top coat. Let dry.

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

Step 6 –Β  Using an old brush apply the dark Oil Wax and let sit for 10 minutes.

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

Step 7 – Using your lint free cloth wipe off the dark oil wax. Let cure overnight.

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits

 

There you have a fun little side table to make over using the napkin method and milk paint. The dark oil wax has to be one of the best finishes I have used so far and can’t wait to try the clear oil wax.
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Happy Painting!


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After finding this sweet little side table it needed some love. Thrifted Milk Paint Side Table Makeover Using the Napkin Method | www.raggedy-bits.com | #sweetpickins #milkpaint #inapickle #paint #furniture #farmhouse #raggedybits


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26 comments

  1. This is beautiful Sam. I recently did a project with napkins but covered the entire surface. Using the main pattern as a focal point is brilliant. Love the idea. I want this table for a coffee bar.

  2. Sam, that makeover took that little table from ho-hum to WoW! I love the color of the green paint you used. It sure gave that little table new life. Great job!

    1. Thank you so much, Naomi!! It was a pleasure to give her a new lease on life! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment!

  3. What a beautifully soft color Sam, it compliments those dainty legs of the little table so well. Love how your table turned out and I hope your Dad just goes from strength to strength. It can’t be easy for either one of you

  4. I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through. It’s so hard to see a parent suffer and worry about losing them. I’m so glad he’s doing better. And the table is wonderful. I can’t wait to try it myself.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Rebecca! It sure has been a tough time and just makes you realise what’s important in life! I hope you have fun playing around and having a go! Please let me know how you go!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

  5. Wow! It turned out gorgeous. LOVE the napkin you used. The bird is perfect!Now I am going to be on the lookout for a similar table! What is more fun than a good thrift makeover! #merrymonday

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