About two years ago or so.. maybe even three, I found a lovely antique beat up drop leaf table somewhere in the back woods of North Carolina. This table has been in 3 houses of ours & I loved it in it’s raw wood form. I always felt like it had a story. With every scratch, water stain, & dent it told a story of the homes it had been in before. We have used it as a sofa table, entryway table, & a desk at one point. It’s a versatile & lovely old piece. Unfortunately we just don’t have the place for it in our Michigan house & so I decided to paint it & put it in my booth. I took some photographs of it in the parking lot at Painted Farmgirl where my booth is today of the finished little painted table because of course I wanted to share it with you guys. It’s a chippy little drop leaf table & I kind of love how it turned out..
Here’s what it looked like before I painted it…
To get this look I first put two layers of Maison blanche chalk paint in Sugar cane. I didn’t worry about covering the entire table perfectly because I knew I was going for a super worn look so there were for sure lighter areas than other areas. After the paint was dry I took an electric sander to the entire piece to get that chippy shabby look. I used a different sander this time than I was used to so I wasn’t super happy with how it turned out, it’s just different than what I was used too. After I sanded the whole piece I sealed the piece with a light brown wax. That’s it.. so easy & it completely changed the whole table & gave it a new [old] life!
Of course I forgot to get photos of the table completely open with the leaves, but you get the idea. It’s kind of rough taking photos in a parking lot, but I made it work with some burlap & plants that I got from inside the store. This piece is now in my booth for sale & I hope it finds a lovely home to live in. What do you think of the chippy little table? Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram! xx
PS. We are having a Vintage Market at Painted FarmGirl where I have my booth in Hudsonville Michigan on May 9th!! Follow the Facebook page [here] for updates. The market will be held outside of painted farmgirl with tons of booths open with handmade & vintage items [also the entire store filled with booths will be open as always]. If you are a maker, antique collector, furniture painter, crafter, sewer, & so on & would like to have a booth at the market we would love to have you!! There are some booths available & you are invited to apply for a spot! Email PaintedFarmGirlMarket@Gmail.com some photos of your work, former booths, price range, your social media, shop, & blog links if available, & other info you want to include & we will be hand selecting the vendors for May 9th & emailing you back. I hope to see all of you there who can make it! I will be there all day & I’m passing out free hugs & of course ready to shop some awesome booths!! xx