Old table new look

For a while now I have been wanting to refinish my table in my craft room. It was my old kitchen table from when I first moved out on my own and it was in some need of some loving.

I forgot to table a complete before picture of the table so here’s the beginning work in progress, very dark and not the look I was going for in my craft space.


So one day when I was on Pinterest I had seen a photo of a white washed table with colour added to it and I said I could do that…..so that’s what I set out to do.

I sanded down the top and legs so they were down to the bare wood. The top I then stained using Varathane Wood Stain in Espresso. While that was drying I primed the chairs that went with the set so they would become white as well as the legs of the table. Once the stain was dry I white washed the top with a 1:1 ratio using Amy Howard Chalk paint in Bauhaus Buff, this is also the paint that was used for the legs and chairs.

I did two coats of white wash and another light coat of stain before doing the dry brush of the blue, which again I used the Amy Howard Chalk paint in Tick Tock (same colour from the file cabinets I had done earlier). Once the dry brush was completely dry I sanded down the table top in some parts so you could see more of the dark and white coming through. When I was finally happy with the colours that were showing I sealed the table using Varathane’s  Diamond Wood Finish in Crystal Clear to seal everything up. There is about five coats of sealer on the table top and the chairs and table legs have three.

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