It never gets old. Do you get tired of seeing before and afters? I never do.
Time: 2 HoursCost: $20Difficulty: Easy
Below is her "before" of this cute little end table – I know, I know. Her before picture is nice. BUT, she becomes WAY better after her makeover. Keep scrolling and you'll see…
I grabbed this simple table from a garage sale that normally wouldn't garner any attention. But once I took my brush to her, she became more than average. She became a French beauty – so much so that she earned the name, "Shantalle."
SAND and CLEAN
1. The top and legs had scratches, so sanding gave a nice smooth surface. Lightly sand the rest and give it a good cleaning.]
2. This was a very simple process. Using two colors, Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, in French Linen and Graphite. Paint the legs and top. I used the lightest color on the legs because I planned to stencil the top the lighter color for contrast. Do two coats of the Chalk Paint.
3. Using a sanding sponge, do a little scuffing where you would normally see wear – edges and legs. How much you distress is strickly personal preference.
5. Tape down the stencil and use a stencil brush to "pounce" the paint into the stencil, with very little paint in your brush.
6. Lightly run your sanding sponge over the stenciled design to distress the stenciled image just a bit to give it an aged look. Only sand one way.
7. Protect with Polyvine Dead Flat Varnish. Use a detailer's sponge, lightly sanding between coats to give you a more smooth surface. Be sure to wipe off the sanding dust before doing another coat with a damp cloth.
You can take a simple non-descript table and transform it into something noteworthy – something that anyone would feel fortunate to own. Most don't know that it is possible to completely change a piece of furniture.
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Suggested materials for this project:
- Chalk Paint (Annie Sloan)
- Polyvine (Amazon)
- Stencil (Amazo)
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