Friday, March 29, 2013

Vintage table

I bought this little gem on Craigslist!! I thought this would be a really fun piece to paint. I choose an Annie Sloan color- Florence. It's an awesome mixture of green and blue- sort of like a deep teal! Beautiful!!!

I cleaned up the table a little and fixed some of the cracked areas on the top with some wood filler. After that dried, I sanded and applied 2 coats of paint. This stuff goes on really easily and took me no time at all!!

Waxing comes after the paint has dried. I applied the clear wax first, doing small areas at a time. After you apply the wax, you have to buff it out which produces that nice little sheen finish!

Time for some distressing... I took my handy dandy 180 grit sandpaper and went to town! I did all the edges pretty heavily and did some areas along the sides! It's awesome!

I plan on going over the whole thing with the dark wax, same technique as the clear. The dark wax is awesome because it gives it more of an aged, antiqued look!!

Just have add some new funky hardware and we will be all set!!

This table is for sale!! $100