I finally finished the dining room table I started a few weeks back.
This is how it looked when I spotted it in a thrift store.
I took my time experimenting with this table. I didn’t want a solid painted surface and wanted some of the wood grain to be visible yet I wanted the parquet tiling to disappear.
I tried various colors of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and then lightly sanding it but the parquet detail just didn’t want to go away.
So I thought I would try a wood graining tool to create a faux wood grain instead.
Annie Sloan paired with a wood graining tool? Unconventional? What can I say? I’m just an unconventional kind of girl! LOL
I used Annie Sloan Old White and a thin layer of Paris Gray, followed by subtle distressing and a few coats of clear wax, Finally, I achieved the look I had envisioned.
I cleared everything out of the dining room and moved it in from the garage..
An easy task since it meant relocating one piece of furniture, the sideboard.
I just wanted to start from scratch,
like the empty frame hanging on the wall. Rather symbolic, wouldn’t you say? Now I have two blank canvases to fill and layer slowly and thoughtfully over time. I think it’s obvious what’s top on my list? Yes, the 70′s or is it *80′s ceiling fan.
Having gone chandelier shopping too many times, purchasing a vintage chandelier on impulse and later falling out of love with it, I think I finally found “the one”. Anxious for it to arrive from World Market.
Until then, I’m enjoying my unconventional Annie Sloan Chalk Paint finish.
I hope you do too. What do you think?
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