One of the newest pieces of furniture we’ve added to our house was the sweet little table you may remember at the bottom of our stairs in front of our gallery wall. However it didn’t start out so sweet. We rescued the legs from the side of the road where someone decided they didn’t want the antique kitchen table anymore.
I was in no need for a kitchen table. But, if you’ve made furniture before, you know how expensive just the legs can be. They were the best shade of vintage honey with lots of lacquer on them that I had no desire to sand. So we made a simple shaker frame around the legs, and I decided to blend the two types of wood, painting the base was the way to go!
I started by painting the frame and legs Harmony by Country Chic Paint. It’s a light tan that I wanted to peak through just slightly enough, and I also wanted it to be the same consistent color peaking throughout.
Once the paint had dried, I lightly brushed on Hurricane, also Country Chic Paint, which is a nice dark gray with the smallest tint of blue in it.I brushed the hurricane color over the base of the table a little heavier than what you would do for a dry brush effect, because I wanted the table to be covered, but feel like it had natural wear and tear. For the top of the table we used antique floor boards that came out of an old farmhouse. You can’t find wood this wide anymore, hand planed, with a perfect patina from over 100 years ago.
On top of the table I stacked some vintage books, a white Ikea pitcher that resembles one you’d find in any old farmhouse, some candlesticks, and few little faux pops of green. I didn’t want anything too busy to distract from the gallery wall behind it, however an empty table just looked like an after thought, instead of placed there on purpose. The trunk you may remember from this project, and I love these Ikea trunks because they are so versatile. To see the paints (Harmony & Hurricane) I used from Country Chic, you can click here, and to see the other piece of furniture I used their paint with, check out my painted antique buffet here.
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