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.