A Few Table Tales
These are just a few of the little small tables I have worked on.. some of them I have before shots of… others not at all…
Here is a cute one that I just loved the crossing of the base legs…
Here it is after 3 coats of Advance paint from Benjamin Moore which I had color matched to ASCP Provence. The color match is PERFECT… I chose not to distress it, but I’m not sure if that was the right choice or not… I also thought this paint would be AWESOME based on the reviews I read about it, it was good.. it did a good job of self leveling and I didn’t have to prime, I thought 3 coats was one coat too many.. but maybe I have been spoiled. Anyway, I’m trying out some new options…
The paint did give a VERY smooth top coat.. and of course I just love the Provence color!
This mahogany sofa table was painted white when I bought it. I stripped and sanded the top, stained it Dark Walnut. I put two coats of wax on the top, painted the base in French Linen, distressed, waxed and buffed the entire piece. It is a great sized table.. sorry I got crappy pictures, but I didn’t realize it until after it went to the store!
Cute little side tray table.. this one was a keeper for a while, but I did some rearranging and now I have it for sale..
Here it is after… I used a Mod Podge transfer technic and a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, the base is painted in a custom blue chalk paint with Old White chalk paint top coat on the top… lots of distressing, wax and buff!
This is an inexpensive table that is a new piece, but I just loved the ornateness of the piece… it HAD to be painted though, it was a little gaudy for my taste…
I wanted to be sure to show you that sometimes all you need is a great color spray paint! I just sprayed the cabinet with a coat of primer then a couple of coats of Rustoleum green paint. I also removed the hardware and sprayed it white… I don’t usually spray items but this one was asking for it … I love this color green and what a great pop for the foyer!
Here is another cutie I scored for SUPER cheap..um.. like $10 super cheap… it’s a long story that is really only funny to me and one other person, but lets just say sometimes it’s how I got it and how little I paid it for that makes me the most excited about a piece!
Before (sort of)
So I had already stripped (sanded) the top.. the whole thing was painted white, with quite a few drips, but it was it GREAT solid wood condition.. LOVING it! I painted a few areas with Paris Grey and then all over with Old White.. distressed, sanded, waxed etc.. I stained the top Dark Walnut and a couple of coats of poly…
One last table for you!
This coffee table was in excellent condition, it just needed to be updated! I loved the cross base that you see through the glass!
Here it is after a coat of custom blue chalk paint. I also stripped the original finish from the top and stained it dark walnut.
Hope you enjoyed checking out some of the tables I have finished! For me tables are the easiest to do… the hardest for me is ladder back chairs! What about you?
Thanks for stooping by, until next time.. stay cool!
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Posted on June 20, 2012, in Furniture refinishing and tagged chalk paint cabinet, chalk painted table, custom chalk paint color, distressed table, Painted furniture, Painted table. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.