I love working with solid wood pieces because they can be sanded down if when I goof up and need to start over. This end table was a great opportunity to experiment. It started out with a very country style, but I knew it could go in most any direction with a little paint.
The plank top was in rough shape.
After cleaning it, I painted the whole table with Kilz water-based latex primer. This seemed like the perfect time to try a can of oops paint I had in my stash.
I added a couple of coats of the cheery turquoise to the legs and apron.
Time to add a little something to the top. I didn’t add a regular paint over the primer because I knew I would be using a clear finish over the whole thing. *A little secret: The primer looks a lot like chalk paint- hmmm, I may be doing this again.
One row of this stencil pattern just fit between the grooves on the table top. I masked off the areas of the stencil I didn’t want to use.
A tiny amount of paint and a small sponge roller.
The stencil was a little too crisp so I sanded the stenciled area here and there, and added a light touch of brown glaze over the whole top, following the direction of the planks. I also dry brushed a bit of the turquoise onto the two side planks and the edges. Because of the light colors, I used 2 coats of polycrylic to protect the finish . (Polyurethane will yellow over time.)
A touch of purple in the accessories makes me happy.
From country to ??? What do you think?