Little Brown Table Turned Magnifique!

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A friend of mine called me (she is always looking for projects that I can re-do, because apparently I can not get in enough trouble on my own!) and said "would you like a cute little table for 10 bucks?" to which I replied "Well, I don't know , what's it look like?" She sends me a picture of a sad little brown table that needs some TLC. "It has a neat little feature, the table top turns all the way around!" she says (think lazy susan movement). I said " You had me at little table for 10 bucks!" LOL Of course I went and got it. The transformation .. well we're getting to that...


I forgot to get a full pic of the original table, but here you can see the original color and hardware.  I am beginning the table top stripping process.  I've used many products for stripping wood, but for this project I used Stripease.


Here are the original legs as they looked.


After stripping the old finish , I taped off the top (the edging would be painted to match the bottom of the table) and put on my favorite color stain which is a mixture of Expresso and Black stain.


Then I got out my handy dandy Americana Décor stencil (from Amazon) and stenciled over the stain in the same color I would then paint the rest of the table a homemade chalk paint that is a light grey. I then finished it off with 3 coats of satin wipe on poly.


Here you can see the table top finished with the paint, the distressing and the dark wax all completed and the new hardware installed.  I distressed the piece just using a light touch and a fine grit sandpaper.


Here is another view.


And...........she's all done!!  I just love the way this little table turned out!


Another view.


Here she is with her brand new caster's added and in her rightful place right off my entryway. 

Suggested materials:

  • Expresso and black stain   (On hand)
  • Homemade chalk paint
  • Americana Decor   (Amazon)
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  • Lin-NY Lin-NY on Mar 12, 2017
    What did you rub over the grey paint to give it an antique look?

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