Last Friday I found an estate sale on Craigslist that sounded perfect, but Craigslist ads can be deceiving and you never know until you see it in person. I have been to plenty of "estate sales" that turned out to be just plain old garage sales. This one was the real deal! I went Friday morning and spent at least an hour looking through the house and patio and the best part was that I was the only shopper there the whole time! I got to take my time and I got great deals! I found a lot of amazing pieces including this vintage, handmade patio table, that looks right at home inside now.
I was not sure what to do with it when I bought it, but I liked the style and the price. It was stained with that typical, red, picnic table finish on top.
The legs had some kind of old stain on them that was chippy and peeling off in places.
I decided to take advantage of the weathered wood and existing finish by lightly dry brushing the Chalk Paint on, allowing all the lovely chippy parts and red paint to show through in places.
I dry brushed duck egg blue Chalk Paint on the top, which reminds me of an old shutter now.
For the legs, I used Old White Chalk Paint. Look at the lovely chippy finish on the legs!
The Chalk Paint looks like the original, weathered paint. I am so pleased with how it turned out and my only regret, which I hate to admit, is that I did not buy the matching larger version of this table. At the time, I did not know that it was going to look this good, so I just bought the small one. I am kicking myself because the larger one was a perfect coffee table size. I went back on Saturday, but it was already sold. I am so disappointed... at least I have this little one to console me.
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