Monday, February 18, 2013

Painted, Distressed Table

Hi Readers,

Hope your weekend was great!  We did a fair amount including visiting Kidzexplore, fun entertainment for the girls, but more of that later.  Today I wanted to share my table makeover, from a honey stained table to a painted piece.  In a earlier post I showed the after, but wanted to share with you all the process.
Here is the Before Picture

I used  two paint colors from Benjamin Moore, Ballet white and a combination of brown  and ballet white for a little depth.  I also added minwax between the paint layers if an area looked too pale. For that added rustic look I chipped the table just a bit on the edges and filled them in with the dark stain minwax.  I used just a paint brush I had on hand, nothing fancy.  After I was satisfied with the overall look I added the Ann Sloan Wax to complete the project.  The wax really makes such a difference in giving a painted piece a great professional look and the application is so effortless.  I give this product excellent reviews!

Closeup of the painted table now in the family room

So there you have it.  This painted piece took me  a couple of hours to complete and I personally love the look.

Just as a quick aside...I recently painted this barstool.  Please check back later for tutorial

The girls at Kidzexplore after face painting and much fun!

Miss Mermaid and Miss Butterfly

Thanks so much for reading this post.  Have a lovely week.


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  1. oh my gosh another question! Did you use flat, eggshell, or satin paint? I just love this table!

    1. Thanks Pat for your comment...I used flat Benjamin Moore paints (Ballet White and a combination of Ballet White and a Brown Paint I had left over from a previous project.) Inbetween coats I added Minwax for added depth. I played with the colors a little til I had the look I wanted. Once the paint was dry I finished off with Ann sloan Wax. Hope this helps! and good luck with your next project.