Hi G2B readers! Hope you are all having a great week so far. This month I am showing you how transform an antique table that was a little blah into something that says “I am a statement piece!”. All you need for this easy transformation is some chalk paint, a brush and a wax sealer.
So, I bought this table at an auction I was at a few weeks ago because it was interesting and different. I like interesting furniture. (And we happen to be a checker playing family.) So style meets functional. That should be my motto.
Anyway, the table was structurally in great condition and the checker top was in fantastic shape, however the finish on the wood was fading. I knew all this little table need was a new coat of paint in a fun bright color.
Bring on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Aubusson Blue. This is a great color. Bright but not too out of this world in your face.
I wiped the table down to get it clean and then taped off the checker board area so that I wouldn’t accidentally paint over it. (sorry forgot to take pics of this…I was in project mode.) I then painted two watered down coats of chalk paint onto the table. (I like the look of watered down chalk paint. It gets a white washed effect.)
After the paint dried, I waxed the table in clear wax, rubbed the wax in and then sanded some of the corners to let the original wood show through to give it a distressed look.I then put another coat of clear wax on and rubbed it in. I let it sit overnight to let the wax cure and then buffed the whole table with a clean cloth to get that nice sheen. DONE!!!
I was debating on whether to even post about this project because of the simplicity of it and then I thought that’s exactly why I should post about it. You can totally transform a piece of furniture with just a few easy steps!!
Have a great week folks! Get your paint on! See you next time:)