Painted Plant Stand

Wow, it has been so long since I have posted a blog!  It has been such a crazy few months between traveling and the family sharing illnesses. I have a lot of projects and an upcoming announcement to share in the near future so I hope to be  blogging more!

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Anyway, this is a small plant stand that I painted for a wonderful lady who took my paint class today.  This table was so adorable and at one point belonged to her mother.  It looked like it had been painted white at one point and yellow at another point with some gold accents and speckling.  The paint was chipping and the client had repainted her space in the more neutral grey tones.  So it was definitely time for some new life.  Here is the before pic…


On this piece I actually sanded it lightly since the paint was pealing and you could feel the different textures on the surface.  Usually the only time I sand is to make a surface smooth to the touch.

My client picked out a beautiful color called sugar cane with dark brown wax.


I applied 2 coats of paint. Let it dry and then added dark wax to give the piece an aged look.


I LOVE how the dark brown wax actually changes the color of the paint.

DSC_3185Once the wax dried, I buffed it and she was complete!


2 thoughts on “Painted Plant Stand

    • Hi
      Maison Blanche is a water based based which contains calcium carbonate which is basically chalk that helps it stick to almost any surface. In most cases you do not need to sand or prime your piece of furniture. When sealed with furniture wax it has a lustrous finish, which is quite different than the look of latex paints.

      Milk paint comes in a powder form and you mix it with water as you need it. It is a all natural, no VOC paint. It can produce a very authentic chippy look, or you can add the bonding agent to the mixed paint and it will adhere to most furniture surfaces. Milk paint is also great to use on raw wood as it penetrates into the wood like a stain would.

      I hope this helps! Take care and feel free to contact me should you need more questions answered.

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