This black table is one of my most recent projects. It was not in perfect condition to start with. Some of the veneer had pieces missing and there was a crack on the top tier. Instead of trying to fill in those areas I embraced them. Below are the steps I took when painting and distressing this piece of furniture.
First, and most importantly, I prepped the piece for paint. As usual, I cleaned it really well with TSP. Next I used 220 grit sand paper to rough it up a bit. Finally I wiped it with a damp cloth to remove dust particles and any remaining residue from the TSP.
Wax Before painting the table I rubbed all of the edges and the detail along the top of the legs with wax. I used an old pillar candle. The wax prevents the paint from adhering and makes distressing a breeze.
Paint I used Dunn Edwards. The color is called Black, pretty straight forward. The sheen is eggshell.
Scrape Using a plastic spatula I rubbled all the areas I had applied wax and watched the paint peel away in those spots.
Sand To smooth it out a bit I quickly and lightly sanded the edges with 100 grit sandpaper.
Alchemy fine living is an antiques & home furnishings business located in Santa Ana, Ca. Alchemy can be defined as an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting power or process; transforming something common into something special.
ABOUT MEAlchemy fine living is my antiques & home furnishings business. I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom Connie & I followed our dreams & opened our store in 2008. It's a collection of all the things she & I truly love. We combine antiques with new treasures, as well as, a selection of handcrafted items created by the two of us. We also offer custom sewing, re-upholstery, & furniture painting services.
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