How to...antique a table!
Oh my words...it's raining here again, which is good for the earth, but bad for my septic tank.
UGH! Everytime we have a "soaking rain," our septic drain fields get overloaded and then the toilet in MY bathroom doesn't flush til it's dry for several days again. Awful. I guess it'd all be fine if we wanted to fork over $2K to add more drainfields...but do you know how much house beautifying I could do with $2K!?!
But, in the meantime I do have some projects that have been happening around here lately...rain or shine!
Lately I've been dying to figure out how to create a room that looks more subdued...mellow, cozy, worn, fresh...you know, all of that! Anyhow, my friend Emily at Crisp Interiors is amazing at doing just that! We're going to do guest postings next week on one another's sites....I'm doing one on using color for her, and she's gonna teach us all how to make something fabulous with whites and neutrals! I'm so excited. You should be too...
For now though, here's how I'm transforming this lovely table!
Make sure to give it a light sanding just to rough it up a bit to help the paint adhere. I wanted some wood to show through this, so I didn't prime it at all. I dont' know if that's the right way to do it, but it's how I did it this time...and this for now is working just fine for me. (I do prime some pieces that I care more about though.) Then I painted it a creamy white color...who knows what color it was... was the same one I used on the headboard bench that I found in the Lowes reject bin of mis-tinted paint colors!
I sanded along the lines of the top of the table, and also a little here and there on the edges of the higher carved areas... you know, the spots that would actually get bumped and worn over time.
Happy hump day!