This is the table before it was painted. I loved the wood barley twist legs but the table edges and the cross pieces were really chipped (I bought this piece at a local furniture store tent sale, a floor model, several years ago for around $40.).
I started by priming it, then adding two coats of light grey mistint paint followed by a darker gray mistint paint. The darker grey was painted with a light hand and intentionally missing spots. I don't have dark wax, so I used a rag to wipe on Minwax stain in English Chestnut, and then wiped it off before it dried. Finally I applied two coats of Minwax paste wax. At every step I wasn't sure if I liked it but I just kept going.
I especially like how there is more of the lighter grey and stain showing in the curves of the legs and in crevices.
I chose not to distress it.
I also needed to replace the broken pulls so I used these brushed stainless knobs. They came in the bin of 80+ pulls and knobs I picked up at a garage sale earlier this summer for 80/$20 (about 25 cents each and still in packages.)
I was going to buy white paint for this table, but I need to buy new paint for my bedroom dresser and night tables first. I was determined to make this over without buying anything new and I did it! The primer, mis-tint light and dark grey paints, stain, wax and knobs are all supplies I had on hand from other projects.
Oh, and did I mention I love the legs? ;) It is a different look than I usually go with, but I like it. What do you think?
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