Monday, January 6, 2014

French Provincial Side Table

I found this great bedside/side table at the Flea Market.  It had some black smoke on the sides and looked bad, so I got it for a steal!  The wood was not burned, but just looked like it.  The drawers are dove tailed and the hardware is beautiful so I knew it could turned into a beauty.
Here is the bad side!
Ugly top:
I got out a few colors of paints and mixed away until I got the color I was visualizing in my head and then I mixed up some home made chalk paint.  I then got out an artist brush and hand painted some Rub n Buff on the details to make them pop.  The last step was to dark wax the piece.  My new method to do this is to have a small cup of MMS hemp oil and then dip my brush in to it and then in the AS dark wax and then wax my piece.  It goes faster and smoother!

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  1. Beautiful transformation! Love the color you used.
    Mary Alice

  2. That is really pretty
    I like your color choice makes me want to paint one of mine that is all white, I mean add the gold trim along the edges to mine

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