Golden Milk Paint Table


You are reading it right!!!

It’s milk paint time, kiddos!!!!

This was a very inexpensive table. Made cheaply….and looked cheapy………..purchased cheaply.

I decided to “step out of my element” with painting this one…..(is that how you say that?)

You know…. “get out of my comfort zone”….

“Do something different”…….

Know what I decided to do?

Paint something yellow.

I have never owned a piece of yellow furniture nor painted a yellow piece of anything.

But I was picturing a warm, golden tone for this table.

Perfect for bringing in fall.

Great way to test our milk paint, isn’t it?

Know what this reminded me of.

Not mustard.

Baby….*oo *oo……….


You needed to know.

Two light coats of milk paint and I got this.

I needed warmer.

So, I applied minwax stain.

The table sucked it up like crazy.

I freaked.

Then, I calmed down.

I applied Minwax paste, which didn’t make a huge difference like it normally would with a latex paint…..

I freaked again.

The, I calmed down.

Want to see why?

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Warm, isn’t it?

Golden isn’t it?

Perfect, if you ask me……..

I only used about a 1/16th of a cup of paint…..max.

I should be able to do about 747 more tables.

I think I may like this paint.

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Perfect tone for fall, don’t you think?

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Love it.

Let me know your thoughts.

I can’t wait to hear them!

I will give you a breakdown this week of milk vs chalk…(hint…milk won).

If you haven’t purchased your milk paint yet, contact Lynette or Sandy at Tell them Rebecca @ YouAreTalkingTooMuch sent you.
That’s me, by the way.

Let me know what you think!



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  1. Nicole@Thrifty Decorating says:

    Thanks for linking this to Thrifty Thursday!  Do you think that you could explain how the wax part of chalk paint works?  Where do I get the wax, why do I use it and what does it do?  You could even make that a guest post! LOL

  2. Love the colour – great job!!

  3. I love it!! Where did you pick up the milk paint at…and have you tried chalk paint?  does it work the same?

  4. I get my milk paint from Lynette or Sandy can take care of you. Tell them sent you! I have tried chalk paint and really can’t justify the cost. Look over the post….it might fill you in a bit. Feel free to ask any questions! Love, Me

  5. Donna Gelineau says:

    The table turned out great!  I ordered milk paint last week.  

  6. That looks wonderful! Great job!

    Stephanie @ 

  7. I have to say I don’t like it.  It totally reminds me of the gold color that everything was in the 70s.  My parents had a kitchen table that was the gold color antiqued with brown.  I think I would have left it without the stain and just distressed it.  Good to know about the milk paint thou.  Interested in trying some!  Thanks for sharing!

  8. Brittney Bevan Josoff  You, dear Brittney, are the friend I would trust to tell me if I have food in my teeth or a boogie in my nose ; ) I love that you truly say what you think! Try it….it was really not that tough to work with and I can’t wait to try different colors. Maybe you will like a blue or grey ; ) Love, Me

  9. Donna Gelineau  Thanks Donna! Was better than I thought. Nice to just mix with water! Love, Me

  10. @d56c38978ab7d64a69429607f780c32f  Thanks! Love hearing from you! Love, Me

  11. @a1ced88316a7bf5a361cf2aba37d9c69  I sent you an email! Love, Me

  12. Cindy Adkins54 says:

    Looks perfect to me, and I love your autumn display on it!! I’ve never used milk paint!

  13. Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage says:

    I think it turned out perfect, too!  I love the end result!  But then…I love ALL things fall.  😉

    Thanks for joining Time Travel Thursday again this week, Rebecca.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  14. Redefined Goods says:

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! I still desperately want to do a comparision of all three… (homemade, chalk and milk)

  15. Gayle Page-Robak says:

    You certainly created a fabulous piece of table art…just gorgeous and beautifully displayed. Love it! 

  16. You had me worried when it started looking like we used to affectionately call “mustard squirts.”  I wore too many of those – babies know just when that little diaper is off and mom is too close.  Anyhoo…loved how it toned down with the minwax.  I’m amazed that you just try stuff and it works out so beautifully.  You’re inspirational!

  17. It looks fabulous!!  Love your “squirt” descriptions.  LOL  It’s only a matter of time before I go buy some milk paint!

  18. Oh my, I can see why you freaked…but you hung in there and WOW, it is great! It looks antique. Great job!!

  19. Love the little bird….can you share where you got it?  I kind of remember seeing 1 somewhere but definetly not that color…love it…

    I likey da table too

    Thrifty Treasure Hunter

  20. I love the way it turned out.  I looked on their web page to try to order the milk paint but couldn’t seem to find it.  I want to check out all of the colors…I am so excited to give it a try!  I love your little birdie, too…so cute!

  21. I was just sending people to their webpage to get their contact info but I am checking to see if she has a place you can order online. Love, Me

  22. Don’t tell anyone! Mark-down Michaels. Was half off of $6.99. I saw everyone’s white birds and went there to get one and this sweet little green bird wanted me instead. : ) I am going to do a post on the green bird soon, there is a reason I have been using it lately. Love, Me

  23. Thank you Karen! I was hoping someone else would think that. I thought it made it look antique as well. Reminded me of colonial colors. Love you stopping by! Love, Me

  24. At least when you take this plunge, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Ewwwww…..didn’t want to use the word “squirt” but so accurate!  Love, me

  25.  Weren’t they awful! Sometimes it doesn’t turn out Mindy but I try my experiments on cheaper pieces….just in case. Love having you around. Your comments are motivating and inspirational to me! Love, Me

  26. Thanks Gayle! I have a reason for my displays that I will share soon. My little birdy is being “used” for a reason…think you can guess? Love, Me

  27. Ok….Ok….! I will try the home-made soon. Lynette from beaches has tried and we just ordered the calcium carbonate to whip up our own batch. I will give you my thoughts then. Sheesh….work a girl to death! ; ) Love, Me

  28.  thank you for hosting such a great party! Love, Me

  29. Got a reason for my autumn display that I will share soon. Love, Me

  30. VintageBeachgirl says:

    Mustard?? Not the most attractive color……to each his own but I’ll have to agree with Brittney on that part but I liked the initial color even less. Part of the reason I never tried milk paint a long time ago was the color selection. Reminds me too much of the New England type of antiques I used to see when I lived there many, many years ago. They just don’t appeal to me….doesn’t mean that they aren’t good, just not my taste. I love that you are so honest with your blog and that we can also feel free to comment good/bad etc. You’re the best!! Hugs, VBg

  31. VintageBeachgirl says:

    PS Love your display…looks great!! So fall feeling. Birdie is so sweet! Hugs, VBg

  32. I think you might like tomorrows post and “colors”. ; ) I LOVE your honesty. You know that. You dear one….are my other official “boogie” checker. What a privilege! Love, Me xoxo!

  33. I will let my birdie secret out soon. Love, Me

  34. I didn’t like it initially, but, with the stain I love it! I like how it has a 70’s vintage vibe. 

  35. I love the vibrant color of it’s first coats of paint!!!  The staining brought out it’s 70s soul for sure!!  As a child of the 70s this color and avocado…oh and that dark, burnt orange with dark stain are verboten in my house!!!  lol!!!!  Thing is, I know someone could make this totally work in their house and then I’d want one, too!!!!  😉

  36. Debra@CommonGround says:

    Oh I love it, it turned out a wonderful color, paints can be so different. thanks for linking up with VIF!

  37. LAUREN WEST says:

    looks terriffic, i love the way it turned out. very warm color

  38. I love this color, your end results are perfection for a fall table.  Thanks for sharing.

  39. Makingithomey says:

    Sandi @ Making It Homey said… I love how the color turned out, great for fall or any time.  I’ve been looking for a paint that I like as well as ASCP, but that doesn’t cost as much.  My next move was to try the milk paint.  It sounds like it’s a lot cheaper, yeahhh.

  40. heaven' says:

    Daring…..and beautiful!!!  lol!  Amazing how chalk paint and milk paint force us to step outside the box and see things differently.  🙂 

    xoxo laurie

  41. Angiesherwin says:

    Very nice.  I liked it even before the Minwax, but much better after.  The birdie is so cute.

  42. I just ordered some safe paint milk paint. I think the color is Federal Blue, but you can mix with white to get many variations. I am curious why you would put stain on top of the paint. I am so new to this and don’t have your experience.
    I painted 2 side tables and a sofa table with ASCP and then gave them 3 coats of wax.
    Does it ever get hard? It seems vulnerable compared to a polyurathane finish.

  43. That color is very warm and gorgeous. Love the way it turned out.

  44. OurAdventuresinhomeimprovement says:

    Nice job!  I love the way it turned out!  So well done!


  45. Sweet! I’m liking what I see…….your table restyle is awesome:)

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