I bought an old side table at a church sale for $5 a few years ago. It had a floral motif design on top, which I liked, but the table itself was pretty beat up. It definitely needed wood glue to remedy some wonkiness. I just knew it would look great painted. So, let’s go over how to paint a shabby chic style side table.
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How to Paint a Side Table
After I cleaned it up and repaired the wonky legs, I was ready to start painting. The table was scuffed up enough that it didn’t need to be sanded.
Paint the table with your desired color. I used Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Fluff. It will take at least two coats. Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Sand the table’s legs and around the edges. This will give it the distressed, shabby chic look. Wipe away the dust with a damp paper towel or tack cloth.
With a wax brush, apply a light coat of dark wax diluted with clear wax. I used Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Brown and Clear. This will seal the table.
Buff the table with a clean cotton rag. Some of the brown wax will remain and it will tone down the bright white. This will give it that aged, shabby look that we want!
Voila! Isn’t she cute? This beauty will be going to my antique booth soon.
I’m always amazed at what a difference paint can make! If you like furniture makeovers, check out these other posts: Antique Looking Stool, Chalk Painted Mirror, My Grandfather’s Dresser, Chalk Painted Bookcase.
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