Isn’t wood wonderful? Wood lasts for so long and there is just nothing like furniture built with it!
I have had this pine table set for about 18 years and I decided one day that it was time to modern by painting stripes on it.
Since it was pretty much a blank slate, I really wanted to try something different and try a new
combo of paint.For the life of me, I don’t know what happened to the pictures of the “during” process with this piece… I have searched high and low and can only find the before and after 🙂 Sorry!
Despite the missing pictures, here is how this set was transformed…
I started by painting the entire set with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Coco. Coco is a lovely neutral colour that looks both beige and almost grey depending on the light. Once the table top was painted in the Chalk Paint, I used Frog Tape to tape off different sections which became the varying stripes. The sections between the tape were painted with Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Artissimo. I wanted to add a modern touch to this old set so didn’t paint the stripes even across the table but varied them in width and space.
To finish off the set, I used wax to seal and coat the chairs and table legs. For the table top, I gave it 4 coats of Minwax Polycrylic and lightly sanded between each coat. The Polycrylic gave the table top a smooth finish that completely protected and waterproofed it.
Painting stiles on this table with just some painters tape and paint completely transformed it from sad and outdated to modern and trendy.
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