Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Very Distressed Table...

I thought I would share what I did over the last couple of days being snowed in with my kids... I took the liberty of distressing my kitchen table. As you can see, from the chairs it was a really plain amish oak table. I will get to the chairs later this spring.

Step one: Sand entire table with a palm sander and 60 grit sandpaper until bare wood is showing.

Step two: Roll on primer with foam roller. ( 2 coats ). I just used primer and not paint and it will not wipe off or scratch off.

Step three: Distress sanding where you would normally see natural wearing. Around the edge, one the top where you would have plates sitting etc.

Step four: After sanding, I used Minwax dark walnut stain. I rubbed it all over the surface doing sections at a time. Then I came back with a clean cloth and wiped it off. This stain will not come off after a few minutes, so make sure you wipe it off fast.

That's it, this is the end result.


SweetAnnee said...

tis awesome
I love the look!!

thanks for sharing the
steps ..Deena

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Pond Creek Primitives said...

Oh, Wow, Tammy ~~ I love it !!! Makes me want to distress every piece of furniture in my house!!

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend ~~


Lorraine said...

OOoooh! Looks GREAT!!

Jenny said...

Wow, I love the table. Iam an artist and interior designer and would love to try that sometime. Maybe when I buy my ranch. I gotta remember to pull this blog up when I do!!!

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