A Lovely French Linen End Table Makeover

Found this lovely round end table at a garage sale. And it is sturdy. And heavy. My kind of furniture. When I am shopping for projects, I look for quality. I don’t want to spend time on a piece that is not going to last, either for me or a buyer.

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This table looked decent before, just … dark. It has lovely carved wood on the legs and I wanted it to be accentuated with some paint and gentle distress of the details.

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This is another instance where I tried Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint (read about the first time here). Sigh. I do have to say that it went a lot better this time, and did chip a little. And probably would’ve chipped more had I not started painting over it because the top was not chipping at all. The little chippiness that I saw looked great against the dark wood and encourages me to try this paint again– after a workshop though.

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So I painted the table in ASCP French Linen, hoping I could do the same easy wet distressing method I used on the console table. Well, that didn’t work. I think it is because when I did the console table I painted and distressed within the same afternoon, so the paint was likely not as hard yet. Well, with this end table I waited a few days before attempting the wet distress technique, so it was back to the sanding block.

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Finally the piece started coming together! The peeks of dark, warm wood through the French Linen is fabulous. In love.

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How beautiful is this detailing?

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This end table turned out wonderfully despite a little initial difficulty.

Linked up to Miss Mustard Seed’s FFF

Thrifty Decor Chick

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