Do you ever have one of those days where you wonder how you make it through the day in one piece? I seem to be having a week of days like that! I can't seem to finish a day without a cut, bruise or paint spilled all over me.
The piece I'm sharing today is one of the pieces that caused me all kinds of pain and probably a few scars.
I bought this piece last summer at an estate sale. I fell in love with the shape of the legs and the fact it had a shelf underneath.
Here's how it looked before.
It was in pretty good shape, but had a lot of knicks and scratches. I knew I wanted to give it a nice new look with some paint, so the scratches would be covered up.
I started by painting the whole table in Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Country Grey with a bit of Old White mixed in.
Here you can see the texture. I painted one coat lengthwise and one from side to side.
Once this was dry I measured and taped off stripes using Frog Tape™. When painting stripes I always go over them with a coat of my base color. It helps make the stripes crisp. After this was dry, I painted two coats of Chalk Paint™ in Graphite.
Before the Graphite Chalk Paint™ was dry I pulled the tape off and let the table dry.
Once everything was dry, I waxed the table with clear wax. Then I went over the whole table with some sandpaper and distressed the high spots and legs.
Here it is all done before I brought it in for pretty pictures.
Here's the finished table.
I really love the stripes. They're not exactly grain sack stripes, but that was my inspiration. I love how the Country Grey shows through where I distressed the table.
I haven't decided if I'm keeping this table or not. It matches my family room decor perfectly! I like having a shelf underneath to hold a basket for the remotes too. It's going to be a tough decision!
My current table is a vintage steamer trunk and it might be time to change it out! How about you, what do you have as your coffee table? Do you have a painted piece or a stained piece of furniture?
I hope you like the table as much as I do!
Thanks for reading and have a great week!