Match My Furniture
I've been looking for a new coffee table for my living room. Something that matches the console that our tv sits on (pictured here). This "console" is actually a dresser that my husband and I purchased when we were dinks* (*dual income no kids), along with a matching armoire. Both pieces are solid wood, with that shabby-chic-mexican-distressed look, only a little bit nicer. At least we like to think so, since we paid a pretty price for them.
It just so happens my neighbor was getting rid of her old coffee table, which was the perfect size and shape, but the wrong finish! So I thought I'd take it and try to match the finish to my existing furniture.
Here's the coffee table before.
I decided to apply some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Old Ochre, with a lot of brush strokes showing. It only took 2 ounces of paint to cover the whole table - no kidding! After I let it dry, I took equal parts of Annie Sloan clear wax and dark wax, and randomly dipped my brush in little bits of each before rubbing it on the table, so it would look uneven (like my furniture). Kept doing this, rubbing off the excess with a paper towel, and buffing the table with a clean cloth. The color matched my furniture perfectly!
Between cleaning off the table, painting and waxing it, I spent about an hour and a half on this project. Not bad at all!
2/1/2013 08:21:11 pm
Thank you for posting that!! The match is great! I just started doing a large secretary with French Linen and found it looked a little flat. I just so happen to have Old Ocre and clear wax -- I'll pick up some dark wax today and hopefully work it out. Thank you!!
2/1/2013 09:05:23 pm
Looks great, Rachel! My sister wants to do something similar to her coffee table so I'm going to forward this to her. Love your blog page!
6/13/2013 12:17:11 am
Under confident circumstances, a table pad may come to be quite essential for your dining room table, such as if direct sunlight falls on the table, which will, over time cause the surface to suffer some damage in terms of fading and/or warping.
7/28/2013 04:26:05 am
To purchase quality furniture we need to have finance.
8/7/2013 01:28:08 am
I see that there are plenty of nice wooden tables.
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