I’ve been wanting to redo a table I inherited from my Great Grandmother (“Granny”) for several years now, and have finally taken the time to do it. Here’s what it looked like before (this is the side that was least used).

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And a few more of the before (the well worn side) …

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The top was also extremely worn, but I knew the chalk paint would cover everything, so I didn’t even sand it.

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I started with two coats of Annie Sloan’s¬†Versaile chalk paint.

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I couldn’t wait to take pictures so you’ll notice the top isn’t quite dry yet.

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and then dry-brushed with Olive. The nicks and dings just gave the table even more character than before.

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and those legs … drab to dazzling.

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Last was to wax with clear and come behind with touches of dark. Well, what cha think?

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Then I set the table. I took plates and the salt/pepper shakers we used when I was growing up. Brought back such wonderful memories. Sweet right?

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And the finished table. I think my Granny would have been proud.

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Thanks so much for dropping by.  Until next time, I am

Ms. B.