Antique Sewing Table Milk Paint Makeover – Eulalie’s Sky

One of the places I go to find treasures to up-cycle is the Salvo’s. It was there that I came across this lovely little sewing table for about $45.sewing table-1021[twentytwenty]sewing table-1024

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I brought it home, gave it a quick rough sand with my SandiHands sanding glove – SO easy to use for these quick paint makeovers.

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After one coat of MMSMP – Eulalie’s Sky


Then mixed up Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in the colour Eulalie’s Sky using about 1/2 cup of milk paint powder and 1/2 cup of water. This is enough for two coats on this project. In fact I had left over and was able to paint a couple of frames too.

Then after it dried (Milk Paint is so quick to dry, but recommended time is an hour or so), I gave it a smooth sanding using a 320 grit sanding hand on my SandiHands glove. This gave a lovely smooth finish and helped to knock off the edges for a distressed aged appearance on the paint finish.sewing table-1040 sewing table-1042sewing table-1046


For a beautiful finish I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax (clear) applying it all over including the wood top, which I had simply cleaned and gently sanded, leaving the original finish still intact. It gave it a new lease of life and lustre!

To apply wax:

Using either a lint free cloth or our MMSMP Medium Wax/Paint brush (my preferred method), apply the wax to the entire surface, brushing or rubbing in as you would hand cream.

Leave for 3-5 minutes then buff with a lint free cloth back and forth until you see a nice sheen.sewing table-1054 sewing table-1057sewing table-1047 sewing table-1050 sewing table-1055sewing table-1058 sewing table-1067 sewing table-1064I had also painted the chair in Eulalie’s sky. I love the way Milk Paint flakes away in random places, giving it a great aged patina.sewing table-1073 sewing table-1075sewing table-1070 sewing table-1063If you liked this makeover, you can pin the following image onto your Pinterest board and share it with others for inspiration.A Milk Paint Makeover
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  • Reply
    October 12, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    This sewing cabinet makeover looks fantastic!! I love that color!

    • Reply
      October 12, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you Keri. It’s one of my favourite colours!

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