Once upon a sunny Spring like day, a DIY decorating kind of girl / lover of painted furniture walked by an antique store called 5th St. Antiques in Clovis, CA and saw this sad looking table sitting in front. It had no price tag so she kept on walking. About an hour later she walked by it again. See she was not looking for a table. She was looking for a bench for her bedroom to paint. But she couldn’t stop thinking about the potential of this table.Look at those scrolling legs and fantastic shape….
Then an ah ha moment happened…She was currently using a bench as a coffee table in the family room. “So what if we moved the bench we have upstairs and used this as a coffee table instead?” she thought.
The owner said she’s give her a good deal since she just bought it and hadn’t even brought it inside yet. Plus she was planning on painting it before reselling it in her store and now she wouldn’t have to.
Then the handy husband who says he doesn’t like painted furniture looked at her with a grumpy face when she came walking in with this sad looking table. He thought she was crazy and kept asking how much she spent on “that thing”.
But then after she painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Dark Wax the table looked all pretty and perfect for the room. The husband finally admitted it looked great too and that she was right after all!
True Story! Didn’t she turn out beautiful. I’m so in love with this table!
This table has two coats of Provence blue. Then a coat of Clear wax. Then a coat of Dark Wax. To use the dark wax, paint some on and then wipe back with a cloth to get the effect you want. It’s kind of scary but it wipes back easily……..The Dark Wax is what makes the details of the wood stand out and makes it look aged.
Look at those scrolly legs?!
I rubbed the paint off with a cloth over this detail on both sides of the table to show some wood
She makes the room bright and happy! What do you think? Was this a good makeover?? Would you buy that table?
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