My daughter has been asking for a bedroom makeover for a while now, and I think I might’ve been secretly putting it off because our styles are quite different. I’m more of a no color kind of person, and my daughter is more of an every color under the sun person. I encourage her to have her own style, but when it comes to me shopping for her room, I just don’t know where to start. But I’m stretching my skills here and venturing into a world of pink. A world where a 5 year old is my boss and the ultimate decision maker. Luckily for me she does like a bit of vintage, so I’m taking that and running with it before she changes her mind! I’m kicking off her bedroom with this Pink and White DIY Crate Side Table.
When I first started thinking of how I could blend our styles, I thought a crate side table for my daughter would be perfect. It allows her to turn and rotate the crates however she wants, and let’s be honest, she totally got my obsessive need to re decorate gene.
I knew I wanted to use FolkArt Milk Paint after visiting Plaid headquarters last month and seeing the results of how it worked. It was my first time using milk paint and I’m truly in love! It brushes like a stain and looks like a paint, but still allows the wood grain to shine through. It’s kinda like when paint and stain have a baby! ; ) Milk Paint is known for it’s durable and velvety finish and letting the wood truly shine!
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– Unfinished Wooden Crates
– FolkArt Milk Paint in Milk White, Pink Dogwood, & Petticoat
– FolkArt Finishing Oil
– FolkArt Milk Paint Brush
– Sander (optional)
Milk Paint DIY Crate Side Table Tutorial
Step 1: Start with unfinished wooden crates. Sometimes crates have some pretty rough areas, you might want to take a sander to those spots and sand it down. This paint works fantastic on unfinished surfaces, but also works great on vintage pieces!
Step 2: Mix together the Milky White and Petticoat paints, and gather any other necessary supplies. One of my favorite things about this new paint is that it comes already pre mixed.
Step 3: Paint the inside of the wooden crates using your FolkArt Milk Paint Brushes. These brushes are specially designed to work with these paints with natural “flag” tips. Let it completely dry.
Step 4: Paint the outside of the wooden crates in Pink Dogwood. The brushes are designed with rounded corners to reduce brush strokes. Let it completely dry.
Step 5: Sand the wooden crates with a very fine grit sandpaper. Remove any dust.
Step 6: Apply the FolkArt Finishing Oil following the manufacturer’s directions. The Finishing oil creates a smooth, velvety finish while enhancing the natural grain of the wood. Don’t you just love how this looks?
FolkArt Milk Paint comes in a variety of colors. I can’t wait to add some of these to our home!
So here’s the fun part! These new Milk Paints from Plaid are BRAND NEW and are releasing across retailers this MAY! Be sure and keep an eye out so you can grab them as soon as possible! Here are just a few of the benefits:
- It isa non-toxic, durable, casein-based paint that can be used to create a variety of looks: everything from a distressed aged finish to a smooth finish!
- It is the first milk paint on the market that is manufactured as a convenient, pre-mixed casein-based paint that will not spoil like the powdered ready-to-mix milk paint brands.
It will not fade over time, nor will it chip or peel because it is formulated to be absorbed directly.
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Erin Spain says
This is adorable! I think this was the perfect compromise between you and your daughter. :) And love the pretty pink!
What a cute little table. I bet your daughter loves it.
Jack's Maids Duluth GA says
Wonderful table! I am in love with the color!!! I will definitely go and buy! I have 2 little girls, so I think it’s time to repaint their old shelves and turn them into something more beautiful and girly.
Cuteness! I used that same color, the Pink Dogwood…it’s so perfect for a little girl!
This is so cute! I love the color! I’d love to try that paint. The cottage green color looks so pretty, too! I can already think of a few things I want to paint with it :)
This is absolutely adorable! What a perfect vintage piece for a little girl’s room. I love how you have styled it, too. So sweet! Thanks for sharing your tutorial with us at Merry Monday this week!