This week , I showed you some updates I made to our front porch, but what I didn’t show you is what I did with the cute ball-and-claw-foot table that used to inhabit this space!
When Matt and I were first married, I scored two of these tables and a coffee table at a thrift store. I didn’t really need two end tables in our living room, so I originally spray painted it black and stuck it on the porch. Below is what it looked like all shiny and new.
And here is what our table looked like on our Christmas porch. Not so shiny and new anymore and MAJORLY distressed! As you can imagine, it looked even worse after spending another winter and hard spring outdoors.
Since the paint was in bad shape and flaking off I completely sanded down the table and then gave it one coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Paris Gray followed by some dark wax. I loved the way it turned out! It was just too pretty for the porch so now it resides back indoors.
Just look at those legs! I have loved ball and claw feet since I was a little girl :).
I didn’t bother distressing the table and just used the dark wax to highlight the features I wanted.
This table took one sample pot of Annie Sloan Paris Gray chalk paint to complete! A little chalk paint goes a long way.
I have another table exactly like this one, and I’m planning on giving it the same treatment. I love that one piece of furniture can take on so many different looks with the power of paint!
Linking up this post with the following parties: The Shabby Creek Cottage