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Today we are showcasing this wonderful end table. It was purchased at a Goodwill thrift store for $8.00 ! She is made of solid wood but was in need of a little TLC.
The marks on the top were raised and the mystery gunk was dry and would not come off. We decided to lightly sand these spots so that the table top would be smooth again.
We were pleasantly surprised that this was a piece of Broyhill furniture 🙂
We decided to use a homemade chalk paint finish and we gravitated to this bright shade of blue.
We each began painting a different side of the table, and we were finished in no time.
When the table was totally dry, we applied clear paste wax to the entire piece.
Then, we decided to distress the finish. We sanded the edges to allow the wood to show through.
Next, we applied dark wax to the entire table.
Here you can see the detailed finish that the dark wax provides as opposed to no dark wax…
We were going to leave the brass hardware in its current worn state. After we completed the painting we really liked the idea of shinier brass. We used Brasso to see how clean the knobs could be…
Here, we gently rubbed it on the knob…
…and look at the difference!
We absolutely love the completed end table. After applying the chalk paint and wax treatment, the table looks like a beautiful antique piece.
We don’t usually paint with dark or bright colors…but we will now.
This end table is such an inspiration piece – Makes us want to move some stuff around and redecorate! Have you painted any furniture lately? Send us a photo 🙂