Howdy MMSMP Lovers! I’m Allison from Refunk My Junk and I am sharing my dining room table painted in the #mmsmpcolorofthemonth Ironstone.
People ask me all the time about the durability of Milk Paint. When I was a brand new Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint retailer 15 months ago – my very first project was painting my dining room table in Ironstone. I knew painting the table in the bright white of Ironstone, with a 2 year old little boy eating at it everyday, would be putting Milk Paint to the test!
Around the same time MMSMP had launched I purchased this dining room table off of Craigslist for $125.00. The two were a perfect match.
And now 15 months later, I am happy to report my dining room table is holding up nicely. It really works for my family because painted furniture chips. It just does, no matter if you use Latex, Oil-Based paints, or Milk Paint. If it is painted it will probably chip at some point! Having my dining room table in a “chippy” finish is great because if I drop a can of beans on the table – oh-well! You can’t even tell.
To seal the top of the table I allowed 2 coats of Ironstone Milk Paint to dry for 48 hours and then I applied a coat of hemp oil. Once that had a few hours to cure I applied 2 coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Wax, buffing in-between coats. It still has a nice shine and has been extremely durable.
If you have concerns about wax holding up, I would put them aside and go for it! Or you can apply your favorite poly product over Milk Paint to seal it.
Shhh… Don’t tell anyone, but I didn’t even wax the legs of the table. And I don’t plan to. The legs of the table rarely ever get any wear so I skipped that step. And I’m glad I did because you can’t even tell.
I always get lots of fawning over this table when I have guests over. It looks so authentically worn they can’t believe I painted it myself.
And if you have a question about this project, leave ‘em in the comments!