Distressed Pine Side Table
This is a lovely 1/12 scale Pine Side Table which has been stripped of varnish and polished with antique wax. The antique wax giving it a more aged and warm feel to the pine. It has also decorated on the top, sides and drawer front with transparent cherub pattern paper.
For the back panel of the Side Table I decorated it with tiny seed beads of various shades of blue, using PVA glue to fill in the gaps. This glue dries clear, so was just right for this project.
The Side Table has one drawer, which have been lined with contrasting blue paper, and fitted with gold coloured handles, with a decorative chain and bead linking between them. I love finding different things for making handles with, jewelry such as earings are most useful.
The Cherub decoration was done with a quality tracing paper with a cherbu patern on it. I just cut it to size and glued it in place with PVA glue.
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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.