Amy Howard At Home Contributor, Tamara Hudson, is here to show you how to take your drab Pine table and make it fab! She uses various techniques to give the table a new life with some of the original wood peeking through.
Step 1 - Clean:
Step 2 - Stain:
Step 3 - Paint The Legs:
Step 4 - Paint The Top:
I dry brushed a coat of One Step Paint in Ballet White
to the tabletop a couple of days after the stain was good and dry. I chose to dry brush because my client wanted some of that darker wood showing through.
Step 5 - Cracked Patina:
Step 6 - Cracked Gesso:
I probably could have left it alone here, but it just didn't have the depth and character my client was after. So I tried adding something else. I mixed up some Cracked Gesso
and painted the whole tabletop.
Step 7 - Milk Paint:
Step 8 - Sand:
I used 220 grit sandpaper to lightly sand the tabletop. I just wanted to knock down some of the heavy cracking to soften the look a bit.
Step 9 - Seal:
I would normally use light and dark antiquing wax next, but my client plans to use this piece on their covered porch. I chose to do 3 coats of Matte Sealer
to protect it from the elements.
Step 10 - ENJOY THE BRAGGING RIGHTS!
Set the table, fire up the BBQ Grill, and ENJOY THE BRAGGING RIGHTS!