Here is my latest project.
So a little while back a family member gave me this table. It is a solid table, but definitely lacked some details. Below is how it looked initially. I knew I wanted this table distressed so I first had to paint out the top in a dark brown paint to bring it as close as possible to match the bottom color. I had on hand some General Finishes paint in Dark Chocolate so I used that. After it dried, I sealed it with a spray Varathane varnish to create a barrier so that I could distress and have the dark brown color show through.
Below is a picture after I painted out the top in the brown paint. BTW, that dresser in the background is part of a whole bedroom set. It has gorgeous wood detailed handles. Can't wait to get started painting it. I can see past the two-toned wood stains.
I painted this table in Coco as the base coat and added a wash of Country Grey Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan.
To pretty it up, I decided to add some rope moulding and some wood appliqués on the apron and legs of the table. Below is an i-phone picture taken in my dark garage of the individual pieces used.
Adding the rope moulding on the bottom edge of the table made a huge difference, don't you think?
This is the side view, without the extension.
The above picture was taken back in December when my Christmas Cacti were still in full bloom.
I started out with just the table and as I was finishing it up, I was able to find 6 solid wood chairs which I painted similar to the table to make a set and re-upholstered the seats with drop-cloth.
I shared on my last post how I wax chairs "The Easy Way" here.
I am now selling (local sale only) the table and chairs as a set.
Here is how they look together with the extension on.
I know a lot of my readers in the U.S. are digging out of a major storm today, so stay warm. We've been spared the storm here in the Montreal area. Have a nice day everyone.