French Provincial Style Two-Tiered End Table

Old White chalk paint was used to give this end table a classic finish.

Today's project is a two-tiered end table.

Mersman two tiered end table.

The top had some surface damage. But nothing a little paint couldn't fix.

This thrift store end table had wear and tear to the original finish.

The bottom is stamped with the Mersman label. Mersman furniture was know for its quality products, and I try to buy them whenever I find them in a thrift store.

Mersman manufacturer's stamp underneath the end table.

The two shelves made it awkward to paint the top portion of the spindles neatly. Since I did not plan to paint underneath the table top, I taped off around the area that wouldn't be painted.

I used painter's tape on the areas I didn't plan to paint.

I used my vintage effects brush for this project. For the spindles I used the side of the brush to move the paint around the spindle. First I painted it while the table was upside down, and later with the table right side up.

I used the flat side of my brush to quickly paint the spindles.

Painting the bottom shelf was a little tight, but my brush had a short handle, so it wasn't too difficult.

The right tools make the job easier. For this project I used a short handled paint brush.

AFTER:

And here is the final piece painted in Old White with light distressing.

French Provincial style Mersman end table painted in Old White Chalk Paint.

The distressed paint is subtle from a distance.

The distressed paint is subtle from a distance.

The distressing I applied was to accentuate the details, so I wanted to be careful to not go overboard and to keep it elegant.

Light distressing accentuates the details while still keeping an elegant tone.

I was careful sanding the S-curve legs to avoid giving it a "skinned-knee" effect.

Carefully sand the S-curve legs to avoid a "skinned knee" effect.

I love how the Old White looks paired with my favorite pink peonies.

End table painted in Old White with a vase of pink peonies.


Painted end table in Old White chalk paint.





Painted top in Old White chalk paint with light distressing.

French Provincial style two-tiered end table.

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Thrift store end table painted in Old White.

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