TODAY I’M SHARING A SUPER SIMPLE BEFORE AND AFTER. THIS ENTRY HALL TABLE IS STUNNING… AND I ONLY USED THREE (3) PRODUCTS TO GET THIS LOOK!
Hi SI family, thanks for joining me today! I spent the better part of last week resting and recovering from my weekend of teaching at the Redesign & Dixie Belle Workshop 2019. Recovering is the wrong word. Maybe coming down from the high of spending an entire weekend with the most fabulous creatives. I had such a blast and feel grateful I had the chance to meet everyone and be part of the event. That said, the jet lag was real. So rather than work on one of the large pieces I have in my inventory, I was looking for a simple makeover.
I can’t tell you how happy I was to come across this vintage entry hall table!
- Because it’s a drop-dead gorgeous piece of furniture.
- It was a steal of a deal. ($29.99)
- Because it was a super simple makeover and I only used 3 products to get this look!
I keep telling myself I’m on a strict diet of existing inventory, but hey, who can resist a piece like this. Check out this before and after…
Aren’t these details beautiful?… and these legs!
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VINTAGE HALL TABLE::
STEP #1:: CLEAN AND SAND
I started by giving this table a super good cleaning and then sanding the top using my orbital sander with an 80 grit. The rest of the piece was hand sanded using a 120 grit. The sanding is to create a rougher surface for the paint to adhere to and knock down the old thick finish. Also, the top was in rough shape. It was dry, cracked, gouged and scratched. I’m not sure how old this entry table is but it was definitely well used and took a beating over the years.
STEP #2:: PAINT
I painted this console table with two (2) coats of Caviar Black leaving a little bit of the original finish showing through in some areas. You can check out this black wash technique here. After the 2 coats of Caviar Black were dry, I sanded with a 220 grit for a silky smooth finish and to lightly distress.
I originally painted the entire top black but it didn’t feel or look right to me. I ended up re-sanding the top down to the bare wood and keeping a portion exposed. The veneer on either side of the maple was so brittle I sanded right through the veneer. You can probably see the green spot on the left. Ugggh
I’m glad the middle stayed intact. The lovely grain and this gorgeous inlay were too beautiful to cover.
STEP #3:: GILDING WAX
STEP #4:: HEMP OIL TOPCOAT
I’ve used tung oil before but this was my first time using Hemp Oil. Love it! And it’s so easy to use. I poured the oil into a container and used a chip brush to apply. I let it sit for a few minutes and then wiped back the excess with a shop towel.
Hemp Oil works beautifully to restore old dry wood and works equally well on porous paints – like chalk, mineral or milk paint for example. It leaves no streaks or brush marks and is 100% all-natural.
Three (3) products for a stunning look! What do you think?
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS ENTRY HALL TABLE … OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!
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Wishing you a beautiful day filled with inspiration and Happy Painting friends!