This piece was love at first sight.
You are probably asking yourself why? and thinking that I seriously need some help.
Let me tell you why. I fell in love with the dark wood, the carved details, and bottom shelf. I knew it would go from a worn-down piece to a stunner with a little elbow grease.
So after patching a few gouges, cleaning, and lightly sanding the top (only to make it even- remember you don’t have to sand with chalk paint for adherence), I went to work.
I chose ASCP French Linen as my color. I wanted a neutral since as a coffee table it needs to be a utility piece in a living room. Sometimes I consider going bold with coffee tables, but typically I go for classic so that it will fit in with nearly anyone’s decor. You can always spice it up with accessories! I also love this color on this piece because the color gives great contrast to the dark wood when I distress.
This color covers pretty well, but not enough for only one coat. I used a 1.5″ angled brush all over which worked well for all the details.
After letting it dry I diluted a little paint in a plastic cup to make more of a wash. This is great when you need a second coat but don’t want to waste precious paint on doing a full one.
The wash goes much more quickly, and as soon as it was dry I wet-distressed with a sponge.
I lightly rubbed on the corners, top, and detailed areas to make them stand out. I sealed with wax and it looks gorgeous!
What do you think of this coffee table? Are you as smitten as I am?
It’s for sale in the booth for $100
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