I found this nice end table at the Goodwill store a few months ago. The leg wobbled a bit when I found it, but I knew the screws just needed tightened and it definitely needed some paint for a fresh new look. But, for only $4.97, how could I resist?!
I knew that I wanted to try something different on this table. I used Chalk Paint decorative paint by Annie Sloan. Chalk Paint has been my go-to paint lately because it coats so well and I can paint inside the basement. I chose to use Cream and Aubusson Blue as my two colors. I painted the base coat in the blue and then layered cream over top of it. I bought some stencils at AC Moore and decided I liked this graphic stencil the best to go along the edge. I’m sure I was inspired by the original woodwork of the table.
I definitely discovered that stenciling takes some practice, and less paint on your brush is better. Needless to say, I ended up with a less than perfect stencil, but I didn’t really care. I knew I was going to distress the table, so the stencil lines didn’t need to be too crisp.
And, you can see they definitely weren’t crisp!! But, for some reason I liked it. 🙂
I used sand paper to distress the whole table. I think it makes the imperfections blend right in. I liked seeing the layers of color and the natural wood peaking out.
After I distressed the able, I cleaned it all up and then got out my wax.
I coated the whole table with clear wax and buffed it to a shine. I like using a t-shirt to apply and buff. It works well for me.
Ahh, these pictures were from a few weeks ago…I miss those pink flowers!!
The distressing really made the detail on the legs pop too.
I love how the stencils took this from a very average end table to an interesting and unique piece of furniture? Have you ever painted with stencils?
This unique table is for sale at Thrifty Elegance.
Amy Geib says
Looks fantastic!!! I love the way you distressed the top too.