Gifted Gray Table

This table isn’t gifted like it’s going to take advanced math class, it was gifted to me by a dear friend, who used to also be my boss! She has the most fabulous, eclectic house so when she asked if I wanted a table that they were getting rid of, I jumped right on it!


This isn’t the clearest picture, but the finish was damaged in several places and some of the veneer was peeling around the apron. So, I thought stripping the top down and re-staining it, and painting the bottom would work best. The distressed look helps to hide some of the flaws too.

(That’s at her house, not mine- don’t you just love that rug??)

So, the bottom I painted using DIY chalk paint. (I didn’t use the good stuff since I was going to shabby it up anyway!) I used 1 part Calcium Carbonate for every 2 parts Behr Premium Plus latex paint. I did a coat of white, and then a coat of light gray and distressed.

The top was stripped using Citristrip. Then, I re-stained it using General Finishes Gel Stain in Java. This stuff is so easy! You just wipe it on and wipe it off and the finish is so gorgeous and rich! I can’t say enough good things about General Finishes products and the helpfulness of their staff!

Without further ado, here is the finished product:

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PS: I’m cutting back on Facebook for Lent and trying to use my time to do more meaningful things, so hopefully some of that not-wasted-on-Facebook time is put into projects, photo editing and BLOGGING! So, I think I’ll be seeing more of yall in the next 40 days!

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