|After: Chippy layered paint on small table |
gives a modern piece some vintage charm.
First I painted the entire table with a base coat of Coco. Next I applied Aubusson Blue to the base and Old White to the top.
|Layer chalk paint for a time worn look. |
Dark wax was applied to further age the table.
|Use a knife to chip away the paint.|
I used a damp wash cloth to wet distress the top coat of paint to reveal the base color underneath. Applying just a little more water and presser also helps achieve a chippy look. The best part is if you're not happy with the look you can simply paint right over it. I was happy with the look, so I applied a coat of clear wax to seal the paint and then applied dark wax to age it a bit more.
|Use a damp wash cloth to wet distress the paint.|
Did you think I forgot to include a "before" photo? Here is a side-by-side of the before and after:
|Modern table gets vintage charm!|
And finally here is one more side-by-side comparison of the top of the table which illustrates the difference you can create in a modern table to give it the charm of a vintage piece:
|Before and After: small modern table gets a new (old) look.|
My living room has traditional decor, so this table won't work there. But I think it would be a fun piece to use as a plant stand, or near an entryway or mudroom as a catch-all for keys and cell phones. Or maybe in a bathroom for displaying bath salts and pretty soaps?
Supply ListBelow are the supplies I used for this project. Some (not all) links are affiliate links which means I earn a (very) small commission (ha ha) if you make a purchase. It doesn't cost you extra, but it helps support the time and effort of maintaining the blog. Thank you for your support and understanding!
- Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, Paint colors: Coco, Aubusson blue, and Old White. Wax: clear and dark. Click on the link to find where you can by her products from local stockists. Some stockists also ship via online orders!
- Wooster Vintage Effects paintbrush (2" angled china bristle)
- Knife (look for an old one at a thrift store)
- Washcloth and water