I bought a cute little table from a friend a few months ago and the week before the Springfield flea I painted it. I used chalk paint (coco) for the first coat and then topped that with Milk Paint in shutter grey. I used some hemp oil in a few places to help it chip a bit because milk paint doesn’t chip when used on chalk paint. The hemp oil keeps the milk paint from adhering and creates the delightful chippy look I love.
UPDATE: using hemp oil to create chipping is a bit of a process. The hemp oil has to be wet – you put it on right as you are ready to paint the area – the heavier you apply the hemp oil the more chipping you will get. And when you paint you paint IN ONE DIRECTION across the area – THIS IS IMPORTANT! If you go back and forth and overpaint you will not get the chipping!
Here is a before pic. In its ‘before’ condition the table sat on my porch and I used it in my photo shoot of my Easter pennant Banners.
I took the table to The Springfield Flea and it found a new home with my friend Stacy, who I shared a booth with.
It did look quite cute here didn’t it? It’s been replaced now with another table that I’ll take to my next event. I really need a storage shed so my front porch doesn’t always look like I’m about to have a porch sale.
Sew a Fine Seam
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