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Farmhouse Rustic Grey Accent Table

This rustic farmhouse dresser in grey I did awhile back has been the top post on my Pinterest page for many months. It seems to be a much loved finished so when I purchased these country planked looked table set I knew the paint finish would look awesome on them too.


 I started with the round accent / end table first.



Step one was to power sand the top and shelf to smooth the old finish then spray with shellac to seal and give an even surface

The entire piece and all under edges were first painted 2 coats of  Fusion Mineral Paint in a soft grey from the tones for tots line called little lamb.


To warm up the cool grey I did a wash of Fusion Mineral Paint in chocolate over it all. I added a wee bit of water to give a bit more open time to wipe back the paint but it is still best to do in sections.


Once all is dry I dry brushed Fusion Mineral Paint in lamp white over it all then sealed with Fusion's clear wax over all the top surfaces followed by the black and ageing waxes to add mo…

Country Chic post #6 ~ Aurora & walnut table




I loved the look of aurora on the Country Chic paint color page but I loved it even more when I chose to use it on the base of a vintage solid wood table I had stripped and sanded. I stained the top walnut and the base needed a color that was "vintage" like but fun and aurora was perfect. The color is a deep teal which goes well with the refinished wood tones. I am dying to try it on a larger piece in the future.

A quick recap of the table relove starts with the table top sanded down to the natural wood to eliminate the engraved scribbles and words and other unsightly marks. It then got a good scrubbing with soap and water and a scrub brush, rinsed and left to dry well.


 I stained the top in Minwax walnut stain
then time to paint aurora on the base, one coat was all it took to cover, the edges got a light distressing as I like to keep vintage pieces looking and feeling their age and it also is helpful for future wear all looking the part, another in keeping with age step was using Danish oil to seal the stain and while I was at it, I gave a quick wipe over the body color which added a nice finish to the aurora.


 Here it is all finished, what a sweet entry way table, perfect catch all for keys, great spot for a bouquet of flowers or a family photo gallery with pretty frames


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