Distressed Country Kitchen Table


This is a miniature pine kitchen table,  the legs and supports have a base coat of Fire Brick [Dark Red] and a top coat of Sage Green [Green].


The painted areas were then gently rubbed down to give a distressed look.


The table top was sanded to remove all the varnish and to soften the hard edges to the table.  The whole table was then coated in finishing wax, and buffed up.




The above picture is probably bigger than the actual table, so you can see the detail.


I was very pleased with this table, the top came up lovely, and by sanding the edges gave it a more used softer look.



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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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