DISTRESSED KITCHEN TABLE
This is the latest pice of miniature furniture I have distressed, it is a lovely pine kitchen table with slats underneath.
It has been painted in two coats of chalk paint. The first was Clotted Cream [cream] with a top coat of Belgrave [Blue] I waxed it with antique wax, as I wanted a darker, more aged effect. The edges of the table top have also been sanded to soften the sharp angles around the edge.
I found it was easier to remove the slats and bars at the base of the table, for painting.
Gluing it back together was trickier than I thought it would be. The glue is not fixing to the chalk paint very well, so I am thinking of fixing the slats onto the side bars with small brass pins.
I had just enough clamps to hold this lot together, these little pieces of wood can be tricky at times.
I like the finished result of this table, and the little brass nails in the wooden slats give it a nice finish. The slats have also been sanded to give a more worn effect.
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- Clean your chosen piece of furniture with white spirit, sand any rough areas, with a fine sandpaper. It is a good idea to remove and sand any furniture which is heavily varnished, also remove any residue glue around joints, enabling the paint will adhere better.
- Paint the entire piece in the base coat colour of chalk paint you have selected. When dry add a second coat of the same colour or a different one depending on the look you want to achieve.
- When the paint is dry, start sanding the areas that would naturally end up looking worn or distressed, corners, edges, sides of legs and tops of drawers. To get a nice smooth surface sand very gently all over the furniture.
- Finish with a layer of wax, [either clear or tinted, depending on the result you want.] this will enhance the paint, giving your furniture a lovely silky smooth finish. You can use varnish instead of wax, but I think wax gives a better finish.