Hello friends & helllllloooooo December!
Today I want to show you one of my favorite patterns that I've truly loved for a long while now! The kilim pattern... it has pulled me right in. And, today I am showing you my kilim inspired coffee table using Old Fashioned Milk Paint.
As a brand blogger for Old Fashioned Milk Paint I did receive product to complete my project & to write about it. But, as always all opinions are 100% my own and honest!
We have this gorgeous rug that we purchased from Pottery Barn in our living room which was my inspiration for this project!
With this in mind I choose my colors.. And, since it was going to be for our living room, I knew immediately I wanted to use Barn Red along with a few other colors for the pattern. All of the colors are from Old Fashioned Milk Paint.
Here's what I was starting with...
I know some would say why are you painting this!?! Well in short, I didn't like the color and it also had some pretty nasty scratches on the top. I picked this heavy duty coffee table with amazing storage up at a local online auction. It's been sitting and waiting for me to paint for a long while now.
I did all of my prep work, cleaning, sanding, cleaning again...
I grabbed my Old Fashioned Milk Paint in Barn Red, mixed it up and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
The coffee table got 3 light coats of the Barn Red. I let it sit for a couple of days while I was working on a couple of other projects.
I designed a pattern using my Cricut Explore Air Machine to use as a stencil for the top.
I even had a little help to weed out the negative for the design...
Once the stencil was all weeded out, I was ready to lay it out... of course not without my trusty side kick making sure I did it correct.
Using transfer paper I am able to lay the adhesive backed vinyl down and keep all of the small pieces in place & lined up.
Now was time for the additional paint colors from Old Fashioned Milk Paint. I only mixed up small amounts since the areas are not that big.
The colors I used were.. Buttermilk, my custom teal mix that you can find in Turning a bookcase into a bench post, and a custom mix that made a taupe color. I apologize I don't have the recipe to provide for the taupe. I was playing around with colors one day, and it just kinda happened.
Loving how it is already turning out... but I must have patience for it to dry!!
Once it is dry I pulled off all of the vinyl stencil to see this :)
This was very late one evening and I had no light, but I was so smitten I took a couple of cell phone pictures.
I mixed up a little of the Barn Red Milk Paint powder with Daddy Van's clear wax to use once it sat overnight.
Once it was sealed I knew it would be staying in our home for a very long time..
It's not perfect but that's why it's a perfect for our home. Perfectly Imperfect!! AND, to us it is a beauty!!
It holds family games, puzzles and cards. We've already used multiple times to sit around and play a hand or two or 20 of UNO.
It has an abundance of storage with drawers & doors on both sides.
I see this coffee table being able to tell some amazing stories in the next 10 - 15 years!