It was one of those Tuesdays where I needed to put away a GOOD couple loads of laundry, and I found every sort of distraction that enabled me NOT to do it. I cleaned, organized, moved things around.... repainted my table legs. Normal, right? I didn't think I'd get this project started for another couple of weeks, but when I'm avoiding the clean laundry hampers (yes, that was plural), I will find any task that deems more important. So what if the hubby has to dig through the clean laundry hamper to find a pair of socks for work...this table HAS to be painted!! Yes, those were my thoughts exactly.
About two weeks ago, I posted my table inspiration on my blog and my theme is something I like to call "white chippy goodness." This was my first time distressing table legs, so please do not judge to harshly! . I think down the road I might distress it a tad more, but for now, I like how it looks.
I was hoping to cover up the original black paint with just two coats, but it ended up needing three. I decided to keep the original paint because I new it would allow good color variation when I distressed the table.
For distressing: I used both a 120grit and 80grit sanding block. I know I had to make this table look like it had taken some abuse, so I envisioned an accidental hit, ding, scratch and bang. I distressed the corners and anything that protruded heavily. I also purposely sanded down to show some of the natural wood in certain spots.
After I was done, and to get the well effect, I set the table up nicely. =)
This is a little salt & pepper shaker that was one of our favors from our wedding last May. Isn't he just too cute?
Don't mind that naked wall in the background- I took everything down and patched & painted some holes. I am thinking of doing a gallery wall there.
My next task will be to stain the top. I am thinking of a weathered barnwood look. I really like the idea of a table top that has gray undertones. My wood grain is different then what is shown in the picture below, but I'm going to try and see if I can achieve that same hue.
Or I can stick to a stain like this.... more of a rustic wood look. What do you guys think???
I plan on painting the windsor chairs in Sherwin-Williams' Web Gray.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for stopping by my little blog to see how my farmhouse table is coming along! What do you guys think of it so far? Did I destress it enough? How about the future chair color? Share your thoughts!
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