limestone statue finish

I scored a cute square coffee table, one that had been somewhat painted in chalk paint. I wanted to give it a whole new look. I knew I wanted the colors black and white so I decided to use these three products (I've provided all affiliate links on the right column so that you can shop them too!):

 

1. Rustoleum Chalked Chalk Paint in Charcoal

2. Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Ironstone

3. Miss Mustard Seed's Distressing Wax Puck

I first cleaned off the table to get a smooth working surface, then went over the entire piece with a layer of chalk paint. I let it dry overnight. Then the next day, I took the wax puck and ran it along the edges and details of the piece—basically areas that I wanted the overlying paint to crackle in. Then I made a 1:1 ratio of milk paint to water, as recommended on the bag. It was too thin for my taste so I ended up adding more powder. The milk paint crackles best when it is of a thicker consistency. It crackles in random areas as it dries, especially over areas that have been coated with beeswax. Next, after I let that dry, I took a little piece of 120-grit sandpaper and sanded off some of peeling paint to distress the piece. Lastly, a coat of Country Chic Paint's Natural wax sealed the deal! I used the wax brush that's pictured on this page.

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To me, the end product reminds me of weathered limestone statues. What do you think? I painted this table for a client and she loved it so much that she wanted me to paint her end table in a matching finish! I'm super excited about that so you'll see me blog about it soon!

 
 
$17.83
Rust-Oleum
$12.00
Homestead House Paint Company
$24.75
Homestead House Paint Company
$13.95
Chalk Mountain Supply Co