I scroll through tons of painted furniture because it’s my business and I love it. The pieces that consistently get the most likes and comments are the white, cream or gray ones with a dark stained top.
It’s a classic look, simple and beautiful. And it seems to be what speaks to people the most.
Just look at this before picture!
Here are the supplies I used.
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Walnut Gel Stain
This antique table was very imperfect when I got it, and this makeover didn’t make it perfect by any means. There are still some cracks and divits in the top, and the legs have a lot of texture.
I tried to work with the issues, and let them add to the character. I sanded down the top, cleaned it and stained it with No Pain Gel Stain in the color Walnut.
The No Pain line of gel stain is oil-based, so I let it dry overnight before the second coat. Then I let it dry a couple days before adding several coats of Satin Clear Coat.
Because it’s not soap and water clean-up, I use an applicator pad that I can toss after use.
Distressed Fluff Finish
For the legs and table apron, I painted 2 coats of Dixie Belle Fluff. You may think I did something to add that texture coming through the distress, but it was existing.
I love this type of character because it’s random and natural age.
Have you noticed that this table has 5 legs? I’m not sure why the middle leg is there, but it sure is quirky!
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