I’m back again to talk about milk paint. I really love this stuff! I have posted a couple articles about using milk paint (HERE) to give ordinary household items a farmhouse chic or a modern update (HERE).
Today, I am going to paint a tray table and stand I bought at Kirklands (HERE) years ago. If you aren’t familiar with Kirklands, you should check them out. They have great home decor, everything from furniture and lighting to wall art and holiday accessories. A huge retail store recently opened up in our area and I love spending an afternoon in the store browsing the aisles.
So, many years ago I bought this removable tray table and stand in an espresso finish from Kirklands.It has served us well over the years but it’s time for an update.
The tray is large in size and easy to remove from the stand.
I started with a light sanding. There is a glossy finish to this piece so I wanted to rough it up a bit, but not too much.
I used a fine grit piece of sandpaper and wiped with a dry cloth.
Because the piece has a glossy finish, I applied a bonding paint (HERE) after sanding.
I used a brush to apply the bonding solution and let it dry completely, about an hour.
Then I applied the first coat of milk paint in my favorite color Petticoat (HERE) and let it dry completely.
After 1 coat it has that ugly…I need a couple more coats look. This happens especially with dark pieces.
After 2 coats, it looks a lot better.
But since this is such a dark item, it required 3 coats of milk paint, I used 1 full bottle.
I love it! It turned out so well and has that chalky white bright modern farmhouse chic look.
Put it to use straight away!
Notice the cloth straps that connect the bars? I painted them as well.
Anyone else enjoy breakfast in bed?
So…after I snapped this shot…I thought to myself…maybe a “gather” pillow on our bed isn’t all that appropriate. But for those who know me, and my twisted sense of humor, will appreciate the pix and won’t be surprised…but I really meant it strictly as Fall decor! 😉
Alright, now that I sidetracked you all..let’s get back to pretty things, like a chic tray table with coffee and Rocher chocolates!
Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.
Now, I’m going to enjoy the fruits of my labor! Literally!