This is one of those pieces that sat in my garage for a very long time. I actually love the size and shape, it just never made it to the top of my things to work on list. Megan asked what I wanted to do with it. I told her she could do whatever she wanted with it.
After sanding and scrubbing and rooting through my paint colors, Megan decided to go with two shades of gray mixed with the chalk paint recipe. The body is a lighter shade called French Silver and the drawer is a darker shade called Dark Pewter, both Behr paint and primer in one.
And no, Megan did not go with a "light" sanding. She broke out the electric sander and gave it a nice distressed look. It actually has the chippy look you often see with milk paint.
After distressing, Megan mixed a little of the darker paint color with some Valspar Clear Mixing Glaze and went over the light gray color to give it a little more depth. She just brushed it on with a sponge brush and wiped it "lightly" (I knew I could use that word somewhere) with a soft cloth.
The secret to perfect glazing is to have a wet and dry cloth ready. Start with the dry and if you are not happy, wipe it off with the wet cloth and try again - it's foolproof!
And there you have it it - a cute little distressed and glazed side table. Thanks for rescuing this one Megan. I love the look and promise to give the more distressed look a try!
We've decided that here at Elizabeth & Co., we each have a very individual look. Many of our customers recognize our work without even looking at the tag. So what do you think, do you have a signature look?
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