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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  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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