Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Photo of the finished drop-leaf table
As promised this is the completed table.... as soon as I stop messing around with the finish...really!! I mean there is more milk clabbering on the counter top calling me to another project!
All in all I'm pretty happy with the table. There are a couple of things I want to change in my approach. One is to crush or sift (or both) the S-lime while it is still dry and then slag it with water to a paste. I also want to grind the pigments together prior to mixing. When it came down to getting that last smooth finish, there was a bit too much grit for my liking. There is some chipping, which is one of the properties of Milk Paint,
The final finish is a polyurethane because I want to use it for decorating on the front porch and I suspect it will get some hard use.