The curving lines of the table give it a French provincial style, while the existing wood finish made it look straight out of the 1980's.
The original, dark stain on this table masked the carvings. After painting the table with Pure White Chalk Paint, I used distressing and dark wax to make the lovely details and carvings stand out.
My initial plan for this table redo, was to paint the whole thing with Pure White, but after finishing it that way, I decided it looked too uninspiring. At that point, I made a change and painted the top with Graphite to make this table more appealing to me.
I applied Annie Sloan's clear and then dark wax to the Pure White table base. I also used clear wax on the top and finished it with a dark wax glaze, made by thinning dark wax with unscented mineral spirits. I love the way the dark wax glaze deepens the Graphite Chalk Paint, making it appear almost black.
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