DuringIt is solid wood and structurally sound condition, The ends of the table slide out to extend the length of the top. Well they were suppose to slide out, but they were tight and it was next to impossible to pull them out. But otherwise it was a great find!
So the first order of business was to fix the extensions. There were grooved tracks underneath the table. I thought I would need to take it apart, but I decided to try the easiest fix first. Which was to apply wax to the grooves, Easy-peasy it worked like a charm and is almost as good as new.
|Apply wax to moving parts|
|An orbital sander quickly removes the finish.|
|Applying Chalk Paint to the table base.|
|TJ the Guard Dog|
I have to admit he's not the best guard dog. He was dozing off on the job!
|Sleeping on guard duty!|
Back to the project. . . I sanded and distressed the paint then sealed it with clear wax.
|Sand and distress the Chalk Paint.|
AfterI needed to bring a different table home from my booth to reserve it for a prospective buyer, so I decided to quickly swap it out with this table. So I took a few quick shots just before loading it in the truck.
Vintage kitchen table painted Aubusson blue.
|Table with sides extended.|
The lighting wasn't the best and I think the blue looks a little brighter than it actually is. Either way I love the Aubusson blue color!
|Top with natural wood finish and painted base,|
|Natural wood top and painted table base.|
|Playing games at the kitchen table.|
Supply ListThe following is a list of supplies I used on this project. Some but not all contain affiliate links.
- Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan (Aubusson blue) and clear wax. Click on the link to find where you can by her products from local stockists. Some stockists also ship via online orders! If you live near a stockist I encourage you to visit in-person to get advice and inspiration. If you prefer to order online I have used and recommend either Fleurish Home or The Purple Painted Lady.
- General Finishes Gel Top Coat Urethane Satin Finish
- Orbital sander and variety pack of sand paper (60, 80, 100, 150, 200-grit). The sander is an investment, but it makes quick work of the job and many times eliminates the need for messy chemical strippers. You can find it for $50 or less and if you work on a lot of projects it's worth it. Alternatively you could sand by hand or use CitriStrip to remove the finish.
- Paint brush and sanding pads.
- Las Vegas board game this game is so much fun! It reminded me a bit of Yahtzee and is easy to learn. Great old fashioned family fun.