Today’s coastal craft was deservedly featured on IKEA Hackers this month. What immediately caught our attention was the weathered driftwood look of the tables as well as the fact that we love everything painted. We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again, “Paint creates amazing transformations without a ton of money!” The project uses a small materials list, milk paint and was completed by Lydia Pudel, a blogger from a small town in Germany. She was inspired to transform some IKEA tables by painting them to take on a beachy driftwood look. She had first been introduced to milk paint earlier this year by Miss Mustard Seed.
What inspired Lydia to get the paint brushes out? She saw these pretty side tables, dining tables and coffee tables and decided that she needed one too…We’re inspired too and have the perfect coffee and end tables that could use some refreshing.
Tips for working with Milk Paint: Lydia didn’t use much water for the darker paint and used it like chalk to get the dark spots on the wood. She found the paint pretty easy to use. Miss Mustard Seed shared…” it’s a little tricky, but the results are fabulous. The first thing you’ll notice is that it comes in powder form in a bag. This means you have to do the mixing, but you just add equal parts warm water and stir.
The consistency is much different from a latex, oil or chalk paint. It is a little thinner and the first coat is usually a little transparent and streaky. This is a great look if you want a very worn, authentic finish. Apply a second coat for better coverage.” >Visit Miss Mustard Seed for photos of her gorgeous projects painted with milk paint.
- Hemnes coffee table from IKEA
- Milk Paint in Driftwood and Buttermilk
- Foam Paint brushes
- Electric sander
In the end, the large table looks like this… a nice weathered driftwood look!
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