I have been wanting a new coffee table for awhile and about a week ago I found a great table with lots of potential at the Flea Market.
I fell in love with the wide planks on the top, the great legs and the two drawers.
The top needed some major help, but I knew it could be gorgeous again. I sanded down the planks and then sealed and stained the gorgeous old wood with AS dark wax/Lindseed oil.
For the base of the table, I mixed up my own chalk paint (Plaster of Paris and Garlic Clove by BM). I wanted a chippy farmhouse style look for this table and I was out of milk paint, so I created my own chippy look. I rubbed an old candle on the edges and the areas where I wanted the wood to show. The wax creates a resist and the paint doesn't stick.
To help the chipping along, I scraped the piece with my spackle knife as well.
I sealed the table with clear carnauba wax and then put it in my living room!
|I love the two drawers with the porcelain knobs!|
|I love the rich wood and its color!|
|Beautiful roses ad tulips for Spring!|
|Look at those planks!|