April 6, 2014 by Terry
Last September I was gifted a beautiful antique primitive table by my sweet husband for our 15th anniversary. I have to say I am totally in love with this table. It serves as our computer desk right now and is , in my opinion, the best antique piece of furniture I own! It has so much character with it’s dry wood and chippy paint. I love that the fourth leg is a miss match…
I found a table at the local goodwill store, it originally had a top on it that had inlaid floor tiles… I think it was a “redo” gone really bad! I brought it home, removed the top, painted it in French Enamel Milk Paint by Miss Mustard Seed. Then after a very light sanding to remove any chipping paint, I went over it with a heavy(ish) coat of antiquing wax from the same line as the paint.
I also used the same paint and wax on 2 antique chairs to match… I really like the dark undertone of the wood on the chairs, I wish I would have done a dark coat of paint on the table first to get the same look as the chairs. Still, it turned out nice in the end.
For the table top I cut fence boards to fit and nailed them to the top. I created some worm holes in the surface with the tip of a nail and I used a hammer to soften the edges of the cut ends to make them look worn. After all that I went over it with a palm sander to smooth everything out.
I decided that this would look nice in a darker finish to compliment the French Enamel frame. I used my newly discovered mixture of coffee, wood stain and white acrylic paint mixed together….this always turns out fantastic, the colors go on at the same time but yet look so random for an aged look.
The pictures in my booth don’t do it justice at all, but they’ll have to do. I love the way this little table/desk turned out. I hope it finds a good home :0)
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