When I saw this $12 coffee table in the thrift store, I knew that I had to have it…no matter if I had room in my house for it or not. It’s just one of those amazing deals that you happen upon that you just can’t pass up. I love the apothecary tables out there and this reminded me of that exact thing.
I started off by sanding down the top of the table. I didn’t sand the rest of the table since I was using my chalk paint. Chalk paint allows for no sanding prior painting which is why I love it soooo much!
I love the side structure of this table as well. It makes it look so much chunkier/beefy.
If you follow along my Instagram, you can see the whole process right there on my saved stories. But the short story of it all is this…
1. I painted the whole bottom half with my chalk paint made from Benjamin Moore White Dove. After I finished painting 2 coats and let it dry…
2. I distressed the edges with 100 grit sand paper. I make sure to stay on the edges when sanding. Sanding in the middle of the piece can give the distressing an unauthentic feel.
3. I then used dark antiquing wax to give it that aged look. Just a little tip when using dark wax. I always wet the area first and then apply the wax, wiping the excess wax off with a wet paper towel or cloth. Wetting the area first keeps my piece from soaking in too much of the wax. Clear wax can alway be used first and then dark wax on top of it instead of using water to wet the area.
4. I used White Wash Pickling on the top of the table to give it a washed look. It looked good without the pickling wash too but I felt like it needed a little extra something on the wood for the area that I was using it in. I just used a paper towel to wipe on the pickling wash but would recommend a lint free cloth. I am in absolute love with this table and I couldn’t be happier about the cost too!
I would love to hear what you think of my new/old table!…And what you think of the glass knobs. I’m pretty sure that this $12 was the best $12 that I’ve spent in a long time.
Source List: (Just Tap Or Click On The Highlighted Words To See Details)
Wood Frame: Made From Old Pallets
White Frame: Thrifted And Painted
Side Table: Painted With Old Barn Milk Paint “Picket Fence”
Wood Tray: DIY
2 Pillows On The Right: Loloi (can be found at local Loloi dealers)
Mistletoe Print (Walter DeLaMare Poem): Printed Poster Size Following This DIY
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