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Distressed Milk Painted Sofa Table | The Interior Frugalista

March 10, 2013

Distressed Milk Painted Sofa Table

Cherry sofa table painted with Boxwood Green and Ironstone White milk paint.

When I started this table I hadn't planned on giving it a distressed look but when returning to the shop after letting the final coat of Miss Mustard Seed's Ironstone White Milk Paint™ dry I discovered it had crackled in places. No biggy I decided, I'll just add some antique wax into the cracks and it'll add character to the piece. When I was giving the table a light sand the paint started chipping in spots. Then I hit the panic button!

Here is what the table looked like when I started. We purchased it for a song at an auction many years ago. In the 90's all the wood in our living room was stained a cherry color.

Cherry stained sofa table Before makeover

After giving the entire table a coat of shellac to help the milk paint bond to the glossy finish I painted it with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint™ in Boxwood Green.

Sofa table painted in Boxwood green milk paint

But as often happens I changed my mind and decided to paint the drawer fronts in Ironstone White to match the top. Much better!

Sofa table painted with Ironstone White and Boxwood Green milk paint

Then the sanding process began and the white started chipping. After a few choice words and a couple paces around the table I decided to call it a day and come back to it in the morning. After sleeping on it I decided to just go with what the table was telling me it wanted - to be a little distressed, just like it's owner!

Sofa table with chippy drawer fronts in Ironstone white milk paint
I love the shabby chic chippy look on pieces in other people's homes but not a fan of it in mine. I like my "keepers" to be lightly distressed around the edges and antiqued in the details but there was something about this little chippy piece that was calling my name.

If you follow my blog you'll notice that I use glass knobs on a lot of my furniture makeovers. There is something so glamorous about glass knobs!

Truth be told, I haven't found a lot of interesting knobs that I like locally. Time to do some hardware shopping online - anyone have any suggestions of where to look?

 Sofa Table with chippy drawer fronts and glass knobs

And so she stayed exactly how she wanted and graced our non-chippy living room in all her glory. I just love her and she sets my heart aflutter when I pass her by!

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