French Country table from Yesteryear

By Michelle

A neighbor asked me if I wanted this table, he was giving it away, and I said YES!! Something I can paint. :) I started out painting the top black. It has two coats. I sanded lightly after each. I waxed with clear wax, then brown, but didn't like how it turned out. So I added another two coats of black. I then Mod Podged the burlap ribbon around the edge. There are six coats of GF HQTC, very light sanding in between, with the last coat much thicker. 

The blue-gray on the chairs is a combination of many different colors. I mixed what I had. Love the color! Painted it with a good solid two coats of the blue-gray, with heavy sanding for distressing, then dry brushed some white on. Sanded. Then almost a wash of the blue gray...very watered down. Waxed with clear, then buffed. Waxed with brown then heavily buffed.

The seats and pedestal I changed the technique wanting it to look a little smoother. So I painted over with the blue-gray, then while it was wet added some white in certain spots and blended. Every few minutes I would add a little more white chalk paint and blend until I finally liked the outcome. I waxed it with clear wax and buffed.

I found some metallic paint that I wanted to add to the table, because although it was gorgeous, it was too plain. I rubbed some copper in and then went over some of that with black shimmer. Toned this down with another coat of black chalk paint. I sanded once more and after three more coats of GF HQTC it looks fantastic.

Products Used

General Finishes Chalk White paint
General Finishes High Quality Top Coat
Waverly Ink chalk paint
Waverly Clear Wax
Waverly Brown Wax
Waverly Celery Chalk Paint
Waverly Pool Chalk Paint
Deco Art Retro chalk paint
Deco Art Chalky Finish chalk paint
Deco Art Metallic Lustre in Copper Kettle
Deco Art Metallic Lustre in Black Shimmer
Modge Podge
Burlap Ribbon

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