Hello sweets! So, I've been sprucing up my dining room to reflect my true and passionate love for neutrals, texture, and metallics.
And, because I blew my budget on a new console, I couldn't buy the table of my dreams (the Messina table from Ballard Designs). So I did the next best thing and made my own! I used a table purchased at World Market...its no longer available but many of their lovely tables would be good substitutes!
Here's the Before and After:
...and all dressed up for her first meal:
Care for the play-by-play?
|Martha Metallic in Thundercloud, Duration Home paint from SW in Creamy, Martha Faux Finishing Glaze, and Johnson Paste Wax
Step One: A Light Sanding
Step Two: Prime and Paint the TopI used Kilz primer tinted as dark as they could make it, and I rolled it on with a small foam roller. Then I failed to take a picture, but you can imagine it, right? Okie dokie. I then painted the top with my metallic paint:
Step Three: Glaze Like CrazyI mixed my Martha faux finishing glaze with three different acrylic paint colors (in three different bowls).
|Acrylic paints in black, white, and pearl white.
Step Four: Seal That BabyI love furniture wax. The clear Johnson wax gives painted furniture a hard, durable finish, and it is easy to apply. I have spilled on my painted table top and wiped up both oil and wine with no problem. Love that!
Step Five: Paint & Distress the Table LegsI slapped on three coats of my Sherwin-Williams paint in one afternoon, and distressed that sucker the next day during naptime. That's it!
So, here's Ballard's table:
|Source: Ballard Designs
And, once again, here's mine:
How'd I do?
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