Monday, July 30, 2012

Antique Folding Table

Monday, July 30, 2012
I client of mine asked me if I could refinish this old antique folding table she inherited.

It had been stained but had some runs on it and needed to be freshened up.  I suggested she try a wash on the top because the wood grain was so pretty.

This is what it looked like after one coat of a white wash.  It looks lovely, but my client originally wanted the top darker, so we decided to wash it with some dark stain to get a bit of a deeper tone.

This is the end result after several layers of washing with some black stain and vintage white chalk paint.  Overall it has a grey tone.

I call it the "beachy farmhouse look."  Yes, I just made up a word.

It's always fun to do something different.  I love the white washed look and am hoping to do more of this in the future.  And thankfully, my client liked it too!


  1. Hi, Jen!!!
    Somehow I was not your follower??? I am now!!!
    I loved the finish on this table!


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