Wednesday, November 26, 2014

White Washed Frenchy Table


I found this great wooden table on my hunt this week for treasures.  

Before:
It has great bones and is very sturdy even though it is delicate.  I thought it would look good with a natural top and the base either painted or just revamped with hemp oil.  I sanded down the top and sealed it with dark wax and hemp oil, but did not love the way it looked.  I started to paint the base in white chalk paint and then thought I would try wiping it off and see how that looked.  I wanted an aged/washed look.  It looked great and I decided to go with it.  I painted a section at a time and then wiped off the paint and it gave the table a driftwood/white wash look.  I did the same to the top too.  The table was then sealed with clear wax. 
The details pop now

Gorgeous legs

My favorite part of the table 

Flowers and Silver



I love how the paint stays in the crevices

Love Hydrangeas

I love the shape of the top




I think this table would look good in a foyer or entry way






29 comments:

  1. Love it! It's such a versatile finish...shabby, or cottage or vintage farmhouse. And definitely Pinworthy! Thanks, Darrielle!
    Robin

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  2. Thank you Robin-I love the finish too-I live by the ocean so it reminds me of driftwood!

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  3. This is my favorite finish! I love it!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne -I love the finish too-neutral and rustic at the same time! It reminds me of driftwood

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  4. I was wondering how you clean a furniture piece before adding your new finish. So many pieces I run across have been stored in garages, basements, etc. They may be really dirty and I would like you opinion as to how to best prepare them. Love your transformation on the cute table.

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    1. Thank you Suzy-I am pretty lazy about really cleaning a piece before I paint. This piece I just wiped down with a cloth and sanded down the top since it was very rough and scarred. If something is really grungy I just use soap and hot water to get the grime off and sometimes light bleach for any mold. Typically I just do a quick wipe down with a cotton cloth and then chalk paint sticks to almost anything.

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    2. Thanks for the info---just dish soap?? I have yet to use chalk paint but will be doing so soon. Going to use it on a farmhouse table's legs. My husband stained the custom made table years ago, but it has only recently made it into the home we live in. I will be putting some dark wax over the dark stained top, but I want to put the ivory chalk paint over the legs and then wipe off to give the aged look.

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    3. Chalk paint is amazing stuff! I would love to see the table when you are finished and hear about it.

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    4. I'll try to remember to send u a pic.

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  5. Such a pretty table. I love this effect.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

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    1. Thank you Mary-I love the simple effect too!

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  6. Thank you -I like how the finish turned out too!

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  7. LOVE the table and love the finish!! Happy Thanksgiving Darrielle!!

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    1. Thank you Martina-Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!

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  8. I have a twin of this table in my paint line-up. It was the finial on the bottom cross bars that made me love it. I really like the wash of white with the wood showing through.

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    1. Thank you Donna-I love the final on the bottom cross bars too!

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  9. It is lovely, I love the white wash!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Patti

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    1. Thank you Patti-The wash was the right look for this piece!

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  10. What a lovely piece! Isn't it interesting to think that once, in its original state, someone loved it enough to put it into their home. They and the piece's time passed and here it is again. Out of the wasted pile into something really lovely and appreciated. The oak's grain with this white finish is lovely. I'm building kitchen cabinets and will do something similar with the oak doors I'm making. Thanks for the inspiration/encouragement!

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    1. Thank you Christine-I sometimes wish I could have a piece tell me its story! Some interesting stories I bet!

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  11. Oh Lady Darrielle, you are speaking my FRENCH Language here!!
    Truly a piece that I wish I would have found, one that I would have created just like this, but you know this of me already. Mine might have had some heavier streaks of paint in the creases, but would never turn down your rendition of how you created all things weathered and aged in this French beauty.....I so agree with you and the bot home being a favorite for you! Me as well.

    Thank you for visiting and always am joyed to send you on my comment list.

    Xx
    Bisous

    Doré

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    1. Thank you Dore-I love the finish too and it is simple yet gorgeous and calming. I wish I could keep it, but it needs to find a good home!

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  12. The white wash finish is just what this beauty needed. You're right, it really does resemble driftwood. Absolutely perfect!! Thanks so much Darrielle for bringing it to the VIParty.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-it does remind me of drift wood and the beach as well as it could be from the French countryside!

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  13. Wow, that is such a beautiful table, I love the unique shape! I call that a happy accident ~ you did a fabulous job and I love the white washed finish! Thanks for sharing at Best of the Nest!

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  14. Very lovely!! Simple and fresh!
    Jennelise

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    1. Thank you Jennelise-I love how it turned out too!

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