I finally found some time to paint this week. This end table was a Goodwill purchase a few months back, and I thought it would be a quick project to bang out. It is a quintessential 1950's end table. Both my mother and mother-in-law mentioned to me they each had one in their houses growing up.
I wanted a chippy, farmhouse finish for this piece so I put my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in refrigerator for a couple of house before I applied it so it would go on thick.
I applied two coats of Old White to the piece and let it dry for 24 hours. Then I took multiple pieces of duct tape stuck it on the table and ripped it off. This process took off some chunky chips of paint.
I got my sanding block out to distress the edges down and added a fleur-di-lis to each side in Duck Egg Blue. Then, I finished it off with some Annie Sloan clear wax.
I would love to put this piece somewhere in my house, but I have officially run out of space. So this will be my very first piece I try to sell. It is available for $50. Use the "contact form" to the right if you would like information on how to purchase it.