|Forum topic by Michael James||posted 09-25-2014 07:11 PM||797 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
09-25-2014 07:11 PM
So I want to change up the coffee tables I built a few years ago. I’ve never been happy with the tops – it was my first real woodworking project with solid wood and then I cheaped out and used plywood for the tops. It just doesn’t look right.
Anyway, my idea is to build new tops with solid maple and breadboard ends. I’m thinking I’ll do a distressed milk paint finish on the top. I’ll leave the bases as is because I still really like those.
For the life of me, I can’t find any examples where someone has done a stained wood base finish with a milk paint top – it’s always the other way around.
Here’s my question – Am I crazy to try it the other way around? Should I not even attempt to do a milk paint top? I do have a few other ideas but my wife really like the milk paint look.
Thanks for your help.
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