Country Sampler Special Edition
STENCILED AND DISTRESSED TABLE
Create a lively new look on a dated dining table like Brittany Bailey of Pretty Handy Girl did here. Start by cleaning your table well. Apply primer to any knots and wood putty in major gouges. Lightly sand the entire table. Apply one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue on the legs and skirt. Paint the top with two coats of Old White. When dry, tape off the edges. Paint the area inside the tape with Duck Egg Blue. Remove the tape as the paint is drying. Center a large stencil on the tabletop. Roll over the design with Old White. Lift off the stencil and wait a few minutes for the paint to dry. Line up the stencil and repeat, continuing until the top is covered. To add some dimension, pounce Cream paint over part of the stencil design. Then use a flat artist brush to paint another portion of the design with Versailles green. When dry, distress the finish with an orbital palm sander. Wipe clean with a damp rag. Lightly brush on antiquing glaze and wipe off excess. Apply two to three coats of Minwax Polycrylic to seal the finish.
DESIGNED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRITTANY BAILEY OF PRETTYHANDYGIRL.COM.
Would you believe Brittany found this table in an apartment complex dumpster?