I purchased this little occasional table at a yard sale for $5.00 last summer. It was a little rickety, but I thought it had potential. I took off the pedestal legs and added a little wood glue and that helped a lot to make it feel more sturdy. The top was very worn, so I sanded that and decided to just chalk paint the sides of the top and legs. Here’s what it looked like before.
I believe this table is cherry wood, so I decided to stain the top cherry and chalk paint a stencil in the center of the top.
I chose Folk Art chalk paint in “Sheepskin” for the base and sides. It seemed a little too white to me, so after it was waxed, I rubbed on some antiquing wax to darken it up a bit.
I decided to leave the feet in their natural state as I like their patina. As soon as I get some room in our booth at the Port City Co-op, I will take it in. I will probably put a price on it in the $30-$35 range. I’d love to hear what you think about this table. I’m still pretty new at painting and refinishing furniture.
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