This is a cute pair of side tables I found on Craigslist~
After a quick wipe down, I painted the base with one coat of Paris Gray Chalk Paint. Then I did a little distressing with my sanding sponge.
The chalk paint distresses so effortlessly, there really is no need for heavy duty sand paper.
When I applied the clear wax, the gray darkened up a bit. It looked so pretty I wasn't sure if I should add the dark wax.
But I did, and it really added a richness to the tables.
I stripped the tops with this eco friendly stripper from Sherwin Williams~
The regular price is stinking expensive, but it was 40% off when I bought it, so I got a screaming deal!
I stained the tops with a mixture of Early American and a touch of Dark Walnut.
I always try to go as dark as I can with the top and still match the color of the wood that is peeking out from the distressed base.
The top was finished with three coats of tung oil~
Just a reminder of the before~
Here's the after pictures. It was a gray, rainy day, so they kind of blend in! :)
Wishing you some sunshine today!!! :)