Back in the day, I only wrote about furniture when I was furnishing my own home. But now our house is close to finished, so I’m doing a few commissioned pieces for customers locally. I sure missed it! Expect to see more furniture projects from me, especially on my YouTube channel! And if you’re not following me there, be sure to check it out – more videos coming soon.
My first piece is from a sweet young couple with a growing family who purchased this table a few years ago.
Such a pretty piece, but they wanted to lighten and brighten their home and repurpose a few items they already owned.
For this piece, I wanted to avoid chalky-feel. You may have noticed that I try to find paint that bonds well but doesn’t require a lot of complex layers. So if I can avoid a topcoat or a base primer — I’m all for that.
First I sanded lightly…then I applied several layers.
I rolled on several layers (three to be exact). Once I had the final coat dry, I sanded with a 220 grit sandpaper to get the “store bought” finish.
The end result was gorgeous. The “after” in my workspace….
I visited their house to snap a few after photos, they added a glass top which is SO smart when you have babies. They only wanted a light distressing and no specialty finish. Just a nice, clean, lightly distressed farmhouse table for their growing family!
Next time I need to remember to bring something other than my paint splattered iPhone 🙂
I used Heirloom Traditions Paint
Heritage Collection “Cashmere”
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